What Is A Good Size For A Bakery?

Business By joannie95 Updated 12 Jan 2019 , 4:28pm by handymama

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joannie95 Posted 11 Jan 2019 , 11:59pm
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I'm thinking of a bakery with enough space up front for 4 small tables with 2 chairs each and an office closer to the back for consultations. What would be the maximum occupancy for locations of a certain size?

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kakeladi Posted 12 Jan 2019 , 12:18am
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I would think you need to talk to your city/county health or ag dept.  Maximum occupancy would be determined by the size but I would think  certainly w/just 4 table & 8 chairs you wouldn't need much more than a space 10"x10" if even that.   To me more important is how big a work area you would need to hold all the required sinks, work tables, ovens, equipment/ingredient storage

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handymama Posted 12 Jan 2019 , 4:28pm
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Mine is 16 x 20 with an 8 x 7 pantry off the end. It is barely big enough, and that's with storing plateaus and extras in the basement. There is no room at all for a separate consultation area. I'd love to have that, but honestly it's kind of a waste of space. I use my 8' decorating table for consultations with them on one side and me on the other and it works fine. I have chairs for "bonus people"

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