Commercial Kitchens: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why
The last few years have brought about a revival in small business ownership. In particular, baking and cooking enthusiasts have hatched businesses from their own kitchens. Unfortunately, they may find their aspirations dashed by the Cottage Food Law, which prohibits entrepreneurs in some states from selling homemade goods. In an effort to encourage the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners while enforcing the letter of the law, commercial kitchens have become a popular alternative to cooking from home.
If you are looking to build a business on your culinary talent, a commercial kitchen may be the best place to start. These kitchens are rented to individual cooks, bakers, and culinary organizations by the hour, with rates reflecting the amount of time in the kitchen to which you are entitled each month. With commercial kitchens becoming more and more popular, they have begun adding to their services. For example, The Edge Kitchen, a new commercial kitchen in Kennesaw, Georgia, works as more than just a space for food preparation; this kitchen serves as an incubator for small businesses, offering guidance, resources, and valuable kitchen access to small business owners looking to grow their enterprises.
A non-profit partner of Kennesaw State University’s Coles College of Business and The Edge Connection, The Edge Kitchen is unique in that it helps its renters develop their businesses. Through the expert guidance of professionals at The Edge Connection, you will receive the practical education you need to ensure that the business side of your endeavor develops as nicely as your catalogue of recipes.
Commercial kitchens are the perfect incubators for small businesses because they allow you to concentrate on growing your organization without having to worry about paying rent for a kitchen all your own. Many small businesses find themselves needing a commercial space but unable to meet the financial demands associated with a private kitchen. Additionally, instead of concentrating your financial resources on supplies, The Edge Kitchen provides all the equipment you need, including pots, pans, mixers, freezers, storage containers, and more, so that you can focus on growing your business.
Commercial kitchens have become an invaluable resource for small business owners, and with The Edge Kitchen you can grow your organization without taking premature financial risks. In addition to prep space that complies with the Cottage Food Law, The Edge Kitchen will provide you with resources necessary to build your enterprise while learning more about business management.
Independent Kitchen Solutions recognized the immediate need for Shared Kitchens while working on a shared kitchen progress in Norcross GA. Doug Marranci set out to find existing kitchens so that these entrepreneurs could get started immediately. The Edge Kitchen has contracted with Independent Kitchen Solutions as a marketing partner to help fill the kitchen with culinary entrepreneurs. For more information about getting started at the Edge Kitchen, call 404-987-6958 or email info@CommercialKitchensForRent.net. More info available at CommercialKitchensForRent.net.
Originally posted 2012-03-04 21:09:51.