Business food prep?
I wanted to know if it's legal to purchase food from a grocery store and prepare it for my business at my place of business for sales. My husband and I are trying to cut costs. Like a customer orders pizza, and we throw Digiorno in the oven, it sounds funny but it's a serious inquiry. We're not just a food place, it's a gaming place and we now want to serve food.
Also can we use quipment such as countertop ovens and airfryers?
- Nuff SedLv 71 month ago
It's not legal unless you get the necessary certifications, licenses, permits and inspections. There may be state or local zoning, health, building, fire and other codes to be considered.
For instance, Uniform Fire Code (NFPA 1) requires "commercial cooking" to have an appropriate hood/duct/exhaust/extinguisher system installed and maintained. Some counter-top devices may be exempt, but it's up to your local fire officials to decide, once you submit your plans.
- JayLv 61 month ago
Yes. And Yes. Visit the Fiverr site and get a basic restaurant business plan. Read it. That covers what you can do,
And you will need a food service license.
ALSO: Look into vending machines. They have ones that make pizza, cook hot dogs and all kinds of food so you will not even have to have a kitchen
- DevorealLv 61 month ago
YES. Purchasing food from the grocery is just like when the lady at the corner shop buys her stuff from COSTCO and re-sells it.
It is packaged food. Yes you are paying 3 times as much when you buy a Digiorno pizza from the grocery as you would pay if you got it from a wholesaler - or - Costco - or Sam's Club or BJ's, but yes, you can do it.
If your primary business is a 'gaming place' then no one expects you to have craft pizzas or any kind of in house prepared specialty food.
Just make certain that you have a food service license or the local government WILL close you down until you do.
YES - you can use both countertop ovens and air friers as long as they have passed inspection by the same people who will issue your food service license.
- StephenWeinsteinLv 71 month ago
Not without the proper license. Businesses selling food that they have cooked need a special license for that, like a restaurant.
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- Casey YLv 71 month ago
You need to have different sets of licenses to sell food. Contact the health department.
If you have a license to sell foods, you can certainly use just about any equipment you see fit.
- TavyLv 71 month ago
It's certainly is in the U.K. once the food leaves a store you can do what you like.
Fast food places don't make their own bread for sandwiches do they?
- Anonymous1 month ago
Read the laws yourself, you stupid peasant.
- Anonymous1 month ago
answer redacted because asker is just a vicious hateful prick