Your Bakery Size?

Business By majormichel Updated 14 Jul 2012 , 6:43pm by labelle24

majormichel Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 12:27pm
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What size is your bakery? I am researching the sq ft I need to start the business. I was thikinking about 600 sf (about 12 x 50 ft). I do not want a storefront but need to convert a space. All I want is a kitchen for me to work in a area to see clients and do paper work.

Tell me about the size of your space and how it is set up. Need to generate some ideas,

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MimiFix Posted 13 Jul 2012 , 4:29pm
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My first shop was 500 sq. ft. The kitchen area was set up like my home kitchen, and I loved it. Everything was within reach - I had two small worktables between the deck oven and the wall unit (which held all supplies/ingredients). My retail sales area was large enough for 5 or 6 customers.

scp1127 Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 2:44am
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About 1200 sf. I have potos on my site in the about us section. But mine is set up for three different work stations. Also, about 200 sf is used for displays and a spot for me to take a break... work table with a tv and comfortable seating... for any tedious work.

MimiFix Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 2:53am
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Originally Posted by scp1127

... and a spot for me to take a break... with a tv and comfortable seating.

Take a break? Holy moly, Susan. Does the boss know about this cozy little set-up?

kimkake Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 3:24am
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Wow - mine is only about 280 sq. feet - 12x24. I am in the process of finishing right now, up for inspection on MONDAY!!!! I haven't figured out quite how to do all of the storage and tables....would also love to hear suggestions from other people on how they organized everything. I will be posting pictures soon....

majormichel Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 4:20am
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Wow scp1127, love the bakery pics. Viewing your website made my mouth water.

kimkake can't wait to see the pictures. I just might down size abit.

labelle24 Posted 14 Jul 2012 , 6:43pm
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900 sq ft, and I could probably use a bit more space. But in PA we are required to use all commercial equipment (i.e. refrigeration/ovens/ranges w/ hoods etc) and have several sink areas,so it requires quite a bit of space.

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