Church Kitchen Rental?

Business By JenWhitlock Updated 24 Feb 2009 , 2:21am by maryjsgirl

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JenWhitlock Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 7:28pm
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in my long quest to find a commercial kitchen I think that my best bet is my church. (they have expressed some interest)

anyone here use a church for their business baking?
can you tell me what sort of arangement that you have?
i.e. do you rent at an hourly rate? monthly?
do you work for the church?

thank you!

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Carolynlovescake Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 7:38pm
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I was good to go at all angles until the lawyers were approached.

There is the liability issue, even though I have my own they were concerned about accidents or food spoilage.

They also had the same issue as the "non-profit" issue with a "for profit" business on site.

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JenWhitlock Posted 23 Feb 2009 , 8:39pm
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grrrr. I had a little CC hiccup and lost my last post.

anyway, I did read the other thread about the legal issues.
I talked to my local Health Department and they recommended a church kitchen. they told me that lots of people in the county do that. they said that my liscense would be independent from the church and not affect the church's status. I would also have my own business insurance.

I am really hoping that we can work something out. I was hoping to get an idea of what people do, what would make the church happy, and what won't break my bank.

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maryjsgirl Posted 24 Feb 2009 , 2:21am
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Jen, I know Bloomington is a bit of a drive, but you may want to look into this...

or this...

"Are you in need of commercial kitchen space for your start up business? In the State of IN in order to produce foods for sale it must be conducted in a Commercial Kitchen. We have that space we can offer you when our business is closed -- these times begin mid afternoon. This is on a case by case basis. Please contact Mark @ [email protected] with details about your needs. We can go from there!
Contact: Mark McSweeney
Phone: 317-590-7687"

Willow Branch Bakery near Greenfield was also advertising their kitchen for rent. I am not sure if they would rent it to someone else doing cakes, but worth the try I guess. If you google their name they have a website.

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