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don't know about that--but i do know it is dependent on your local authorities--so are you in the same county under all the same jurisdictions as the caterer? i don't know but you need to start with your local officials--or your sister's because you live in nj right?
i'd be surprised that the same area that does not allow baking from home would allow catering -- i hope you get to prove me wrong--
best of the best to you
Something doesn't sound right about that caterer's story. The Cottage Food Law in New York allows for limited home processing. That permit does not allow for making/selling cakes directly to the consumer. "This exemption does not allow for home processors to make specialty items, such as birthday cakes, per order. Furthermore, it does not allow for direct sales of product from the home." As Jason suggested, you could rent a commercial kitchen; however, that would be the Article 20 C license which is a commercial license. Additionally, once you incorporate, you will not be eligible for the home processor permit.
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