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post #31 of 435
In the chart, Florida is listed as a 'no'--but I do have a good friend that has a very successful catering business from her partner's home. She and her best friend started it several years ago. They are licensed and everything.

I think maybe the difference is that the customer never comes to the house. Everything is delivered. I think that is what makes the difference in Florida...that the kitchen has to be a separate from the 'living' area...

I'm going to do some more calling/research and find out.
post #32 of 435
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Originally Posted by jkalman

Both Indy and Wisconsin do not allow home kitchens... sorry the news isn't better.

I never have a problem getting it to open like most people seem to. Just click where it says Download on the right and click open and it pops up every time. Not that I mind looking it up though. icon_smile.gif




I have talked to the Health Department in Indiana and they said that you cannot sell from a home kitchen, but you could covert a garage. It has to be closed off from the home (living space) and have a separate entrance.
post #33 of 435
The list is not of states that do or don't allow the kitchen to be in your home, just states that do or don't allow you to use your residential kitchen (meaning the same kitchen you cook your family's meals in). Many of the states will allow you to have a separate kitchen in your home, but it has to be completely separate from your "home kitchen" and some states require that is be up to commercial code.
post #34 of 435
I also think it's a matter of people not having Excel on their computer that won't allow them to open the file. Perhaps it need to be made into a Word document. You can make a table easily and highlight it just like it is now and it will accessible to everyone?
post #35 of 435
Great informatin, my husband and I were thinking to move to Utah. I could open a home business there.
post #36 of 435
I know that I can not bake and sell out of my home in CA...but what if I bake out of a commerical/co-op kitchen?
post #37 of 435
Yes, I agree with JKALMAN, the file is in spreadsheet format. Some of us have a program on our computers that will open a spreadsheet--like Excel for instance. Some of us do not. Many computers come with Excel already on them as the "default" program for opening spreadsheet docs. You may not use it or even know that it is there but, it enables you to open those type documents. There may be another program installed that allows you to open spreadsheets and if it has been set to "default" as part of your computer's programming, it will open the document automatically when you click on the document just like Excel. This is why it "just opens" for some of you and won't open for others. If the doc was in a more universal format like JPG, or a text format that we could open in Adobe Reader, more people would be able to access it. We all have programs installed in our computers that read text and see images otherwise you couldn't read this message or see the pics on this website. So, if you want to post spreadsheets or "Word" docs in a format for everyone, just export them in JPG or Adobe format and everyone will be able to open them. I hope this helps.
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post #38 of 435
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It is posted in text everyone can read at the top of this page.
post #39 of 435
Yes, I see that...the message I posted was not aimed at you personally. I was actually speaking to anyone who wanted to post a spreadsheet document in the future. I didn't mean to offend you.
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post #40 of 435
What i have done is tell people I can't legally sell them a cake. I don't charge other then for the ingredients, pans if I don't have them and tell them I will accept donations.

Has anyone run into problems doing that? So far I have only done them for friends, but have 2 people that would like me to make their wedding cakes.
post #41 of 435
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Originally Posted by ms_gwyn

I know that I can not bake and sell out of my home in CA...but what if I bake out of a commerical/co-op kitchen?



Yes ms_gwyn, that is okay. The trick is finding commercial kitchens, which is more difficult than I expected (at least in Los Angeles).
post #42 of 435
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Originally Posted by DNBunny


Yes ms_gwyn, that is okay. The trick is finding commercial kitchens, which is more difficult than I expected (at least in Los Angeles).



Thank you!

I have an extenship in a bakery right now and there are co-ops all over LA.

This news makes me less anxious about my business venture!
post #43 of 435
I'm from Ohio and I was told by the inspector that when they have "slow" days, they open up the yellow pages and start calling all food businesses that aren't listed in their system. Sometimes they even surprise visit them and close them down! Most of the time they're home based businesses.
I'm sure all they have to do is pay a fine and have the inspector come back out and give them a license so they can continue to bake and sell, I'm just glad I already have mine!
From what I hear, it's pretty hard to not get one. The requirements are minimal for my state.
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post #44 of 435
I am so stuck and frustrated! I LOVE decorating cakes but can't seem to find a cost-effective way to do this in New Jersey. I have thought about asking local restaurants if I could rent space a few hours a week in their kitchens but I am so lost and confused about NJ rules. Can anyone help me so I don't have to give up this dream?
Thank you so very much.
post #45 of 435
Hawaii is a NO. You can NOT bake out of your home. You have to bake out of a commercial kitchen and your items MUST BE SOLD through a licensed business ie: restaurant, bakery...not out of your home.
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