Monday, May 19, 2008

update on the cooking stuff

Some of you have been asking what I found out about selling stuff I cook. Basically, I'm SOL. Apparently I can't even give away food I make from home. I've been breaking the law for years!
Here's the email from the county:
To be in compliance with the State Rules, you would need to find a kitchen which can be permitted by the ATCHHSD. You would need the permit even if you were giving the food away, there is no minimum of sales before a permit is required. The City will not permit a private home as a food business and we are not able to make inspections of a private residence. There are some commercial kitchens around town, which lease time for food businesses such as yours.
I don't know if I'm going to do it or not. The kitchens cost $20 per hour, so I'll have to do some math. So much for a "home-based" business...

2 comments:

jeana said...

Tricia's next door neighbor has a kitchen in their garage and we think they supply food to some restaurant from there. I DEFINITELY THINK YOU SHOULD NOT STOP GIVING FOOD AWAY!

Eva Jorgensen said...

sorry about all the beaurocracy...it's a pain! but i don't think you should give up on the idea... home based businesses are great! have you ever seen baby boomer with diane keaton? if not, you should.