Originally Posted by joshmom
my biz idea is a gourmet baby food delivery service. here are my newbie questions - sorry if they sound dumb...
can you use regular home appliances in a catering kitchen, or do you need heavy duty commercial size stove and refridgerator?
can you rent a residential apt like a studio/efficiency and use it as a catering kitchen?
if a caterer rents out a kitchen of an already existing biz, where do ppl store their stuff when they are not using the kitchen?
what are the basic appliances you need in a catering kitchen?
what is a ballpark figure for outfitting a kitchen with the basic appliances?
You can.... but they'll wimp out in a few months just at the time when you need them most. Most household fridges /freezers won't accept 18 x 26 sheet pans or hotel pans anyway.
What a commercial kitchen has is INFRASTRUCTURE, that is: Venitlation system, firesupprssion system, grease trap, adequate plumbing and electrical etc. Equipment only comes after the infrastruture is taken care of
Ther are no set rules as to where people store their stuff if they rent out space, you can bring your stuff with you, rent storage space, or have other arrangements.
Once again, ther are no set rules for wshat kind of equipment you need, it is all dependant on the products you make, i.e., no need for a char-broiler or a flat-top griddle if you're preparing baby food.
What you will need is liability insurance, and a lot of money....