I'm looking into options for renting a commercial kitchen (in NYC area). I was wondering, in terms of operating a legal business, if every single aspect of the cake from start to delivery needs to be done within that rented kitchen or can you, for example, make fondant figures at home, do the final decorating at home? I had assumed you would have to do it all within the rented kitchen but I recently read an article about a baker in NY area who bakes everything out of a commercial kitchen but then decorates the cakes out of their home. Anyone have any info on this? I'm just trying to wrap my brain around making a profit when it takes me sometimes 3 hours just to make one really detailed fondant figure (which would be at minimum $75 of kitchen rental time taken up by that one figure). Thanks
not sure but pease send info on the nyc kitchen rental spot im also looking for a kitchen
NY may differ, but in California the health dept requires all components of the cake to be made in the commercial kitchen. If NY is the same then you would need to pass this cost on to the customer, your local health dept should be able to answer this question.
Unless there is some sort of cottage law, I believe everything is supposed to be done in the commercial kitchen.