Anyone Here Know About Catering.......please

Business By CrystalsCakes5 Updated 20 Nov 2006 , 8:47am by cupcake

CrystalsCakes5 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
CrystalsCakes5 Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 1:20am
post #1 of 6

I was wondering if anyone here also does catering or knows about it?

I am getting legal next week to bake from home and was wondering if catering is something you can also do from home?

Is it the same process as a home bakery? Do you just get inspected the same way you do for a home bakery?

If this is possible, what info or advice can you give me about catering.
I would love to be able to add this to the home bakery thing sometime down the road.

Thanks for your time and info! icon_smile.gif

5 replies
mkolmar Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
mkolmar Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 1:32am
post #2 of 6

Catering is not the same, it's a lot more strict where I live. However, every area is different so check out with your local agencies to find out.

CrystalsCakes5 Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
CrystalsCakes5 Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 1:36am
post #3 of 6

I forgot to say I am in NC.

I have searched the net and cant find any sites with good info. Mostly e-book sites.

Does anyone know how to search for a good website with real info for NC?


JoAnnB Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
JoAnnB Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 7:30am
post #4 of 6

Catering is generally limited to commercial kitchens, separate from a home kitchen. At minimum 3-compartment sinks, mop sink, prep sink, hand wash sink, separate toilet/sink.

The local Health Department, the same place that licenses restaurants, would be the authority.

ncdessertdiva Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
ncdessertdiva Posted 18 Nov 2006 , 6:43pm
post #5 of 6

I would think that catering would fall into a different category from baking. You are dealing with perishable items and would probably fall under the Health Department for licensing (therefore stricter) not the the Ag. Dept. I would start by calling your local Health Department.

cupcake Cake Central Cake Decorator Profile
cupcake Posted 20 Nov 2006 , 8:47am
post #6 of 6

Yes, catering is considered a different business, and often requires catering liability insurance along with whatever your state requires. I would think that you could not do it with a home kitchen. Since you are dealing with alot more perishable type foods, I would think you would have to have an approved licensed kitchen seperate from your house. Getting into catering can be an expense venture, although once established can be profitable.

Quote by @%username% on %date%