I live in Chicago and I was hoping to start a cake business out of my home. Does anyone know what licenses are necessary for this area or where I could find out? Thanks!
From the information listed at the top of the "Cake Decorating Business" forum in a sticky, it says that Illinois does NOT allow inhome bakeries. You must have a commercial kitchen to become licensed.
Thanks, I didn't even see that thread.
You can have a home bakery if your county HD and city will allow it. However, it has to be separate and set up like any other bakery with commercial equipment.
Your best bet is to contact the health department for your county and get the pertinent information. HTH!
I'm also in Chicago and you cannot have a home bakery. But, if you're interested I can give you the info for a kitchen you can rent by the hour. Great owners and beautiful space.