Baking/Cooking from home

Baking/Cooking from home

First ck on your zoning laws. We had people cooking and selling from their homes but now they must get a permit and cked by the Health Dept. Would save you a lot of time to ck this out first. This is how Paula Dean started. Even Rachel Ray had no cooking training except her mom. Now

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  1. #1
    mem68
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    First ck on your zoning laws. We had people cooking and selling from their

    homes but now they must get a permit and cked by the Health Dept. Would save

    you a lot of time to ck this out first.

    This is how Paula Dean started. Even Rachel Ray had no cooking training

    except her mom. Now both are millionaires........Go for it.

    ----- Original Message -----

    From: "enjoycooking1952" <enjoycooking1952@yahoo.com>

    To: <Budget101_@yahoogroups.com>

    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008 9:46 AM

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    > I love to bake and my girlfriend loves to cook. We figure with

    > everyone so busy and on the go that we could "try" to start a home

    > business to do this for people who want to pay








  2. #2
    enjoycooking1952
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    I love to bake and my girlfriend loves to cook. We figure with

    everyone so busy and on the go that we could "try" to start a home

    business to do this for people who want to pay us for baking and

    cooking.



    We are stumped on how to do this. Does anyone have any ideas and

    how to charge?



    I do work full time during the week and so does she. I work in a

    deli on the weekends part time and do bring in baked items that I

    make just for the customers to take. I have had a few customers ask

    me if I sell them on the side and I said yes. If they come back how

    much should I charge?



    Maryann enjoys making soups and gifts in jars which are a big hit

    during the holidays. Just to give you an idea.



    I read on another group that an open house is one idea, which I will

    let her know about and would like your feed back on ideas and

    suggestions.



    I'm really enjoying this group. Thanks for having me ! !



    Sheila








  3. #3
    lisa griffeth
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    When I catered years ago (at least 15) I charged 2.5 times the cost of the items-cost up front as a "deposit", which I used to purchase my inventory with. The other 1.5 was due two weeks prior to the event- .5 went into hired labor (if needed for setting up/clean up) and the remainder was pure profit. Not sure if these figures would work in today's economy....


    Items like wedding cakes demand a much higher mark up due to labor/time involved. Be sure to work gas (transportation)costs into your final figures- both to and from the event, and trips to the store for your inventory...you really need to make sure you cover everythinginvolved in order to make it worth yourwhile money wise.





    Oh, I also had a "surcharge" for those clients that I knew would get on my last nerve....I don't appreciate someone telling me how they want the shrimp turned on their crackers....Either you trust me or you don't. If you didn't trust me, you could find another caterer or you could pay a


    "DDC fee"...D#@n Difficult Client fee...


    Did I mention that keeping your sense of humor is a must??





    HTH


    Lisa G.



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    Armstrong, Charlotte A.
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    <font size="2" color="teal" face="Comic Sans MS">11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:teal;">You will need
    to check with your city for their heath codes for selling externally on your
    own.
    <font size="2" color="teal" face="Comic Sans MS">11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:teal;">Also, make sure
    you clear it with the deli owner, in case anyone has an issue with what they
    bought – since there is a possibility he could be sued by a customer if
    they got food poisoning from what they bought from you on the side. In this
    sue happy world, you gotta be ready for anything.
    <font size="2" color="teal" face="Comic Sans MS">11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:teal;">As far as
    selling on the side, is there a farmer’s market by you? Find out if you
    can get a booth and sell stuff there?
    <font size="2" color="teal" face="Comic Sans MS">11.0pt;font-family:"Comic Sans MS";color:teal;">As far as
    pricing, do a search on the web and use the cost of the highest (or med high)
    priced similar or identical item to yours. Homemade costs more <grin>.
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    From: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Budget101_@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of enjoycooking1952

    Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2008
    8:46 AM

    To: Budget101_@yahoogroups.com

    Subject: Budget101.com :
    Baking/Cooking from home




    We are stumped on how to do this. Does anyone have any ideas and how to
    charge?

    I work in a deli on the weekends part time and do bring in baked items that I make
    just for the customers to take. I have had a few customers ask me if I sell them
    on the side and I said yes. If they come back how much should I charge?



    Sheila




 

 

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