Would you like to earn money doing what you love? Many states have cottage food laws that allow for baking and selling in one’s home kitchen. Whether you have always envisioned yourself with a small food business, would like a second source of income, or seek to own a business that fits your lifestyle, this class will guide you step-by-step through the entire process. You’ll learn to implement market research; price, label, and package products; find wholesale and retail customers; set up a simple bookkeeping system; and begin the process to obtain legal permits. By the end of class, you’ll have a business plan and a checklist for moving ahead.
Mimi Fix began a baking career from her licensed home kitchen and then moved her business into a bakery and café. She later worked in multiple restaurants and corporate R&D kitchens and then returned to school for an MA in writing and food studies. She owns Baking Fix, a culinary business consulting firm, and teaches both business and hands-on baking classes in local colleges and through the Culinary Institute of America (CIA).