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Offline terryfisher09

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selling pizza from home kitchen
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:22:58 PM »
Hi guys, I am seriously considering selling pizza from my home kitchen.
I have found a niche market for my pizza. it`s a very small niche.
I know how to make and cook the pizza
I know how to market and get orders from this niche.
My goal is to make roughly 3000 per month.
I know the suppliers in my town.

so this is a small scale operation.

I know there are legalities.
- I want to hear from members who are actually selling pizza from their home kitchen,
how did they go about selling pizza from their kitchen?
what`s the best advice they can give me? what are the equipment they bought?


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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 04:54:11 PM »
By 3000 per month, you mean $$$ not pizzas, right? It that gross revenue or net income? How many pies/month are you thinking?
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 05:24:30 PM »
Hi guys, I am seriously considering selling pizza from my home kitchen.

Do you live in the USA?
You will have a difficult time legally selling from your home unless you can outfit it to commercial standards.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 05:27:05 PM »
Do you live in the USA?
You will have a difficult time legally selling from your home unless you can outfit it to commercial standards.

+1

I have checked into something similar, and the short of it was no, your home kitchen can't double for a commercial business.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 05:50:59 PM »
Over the past several years there has been increasing support for small-scale commercial sales out of home kitchens.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/FSD/Pages/program_food.aspx#Domestic_kitchens

http://www.shareable.net/blog/new-california-law-powers-up-home-food-production


Check with your local health/food safety authority.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 10:04:11 PM »

3000 in net income.
I't's 5 pies/ day, I only want to offer three sizes. average price: 25$ x 150/ month = 3750 in gross income.
I'm also charging for delivery.

By 3000 per month, you mean $$$ not pizzas, right? It that gross revenue or net income? How many pies/month are you thinking?

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 10:13:10 PM »

No, I live in Canada.
I intend to outfit it to commercial standard. I've never thought about it's legality though..
do someone need a license to cook for somebody else?

Do you live in the USA?
You will have a difficult time legally selling from your home unless you can outfit it to commercial standards.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2013, 10:16:22 PM »
it's a lead worth following. I've noticed that there are franchises for hot meals and of the sort, that can be prepared in a domestic kitchen.
thanks.

Over the past several years there has been increasing support for small-scale commercial sales out of home kitchens.

http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/FSD/Pages/program_food.aspx#Domestic_kitchens

http://www.shareable.net/blog/new-california-law-powers-up-home-food-production


Check with your local health/food safety authority.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 10:29:41 PM »
check this piece I found, this is similar to what I want to do:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-cooks-find-easy-way-to-raise-extra-dough/article1206117/

In my opinion, food and sex, are the two things you can sell from home effortlessly if you know where to post your ad.


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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 10:04:49 AM »
Terry
How did u arrive at your profit???


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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 10:27:30 AM »

150 pizza  will cost me roughly $750-$1000 to produce.

Terry
How did u arrive at your profit???

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 10:33:03 AM »
can we talk ovens, ideally I'd want an oven similar to this:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuHqA7mfO0" target="_blank" class="aeva_link bbc_link new_win">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUuHqA7mfO0</a>

and I dont want to reinvent the wheel so I'll just modify my kitchen oven to make heat up to 500-600 degrees.
add firebricks and large pizza stone and cook the pizza.

please weigh in on this ..

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 11:11:16 AM »
..... I dont want to reinvent the wheel so I'll just modify my kitchen oven to make heat up to 500-600 degrees.
add firebricks and large pizza stone and cook the pizza....

please weigh in on this ..
Your modified home oven is not going to last long at that pace, assuming there is no fire or electrical short to burn the place down before the oven quits.
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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 11:13:10 AM »

so what do you suggest ?
Your modified home oven is not going to last long at that pace, assuming there is no fire or electrical short to burn the place down before the oven quits.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 11:14:56 AM »
A commercially rated oven.
Commissary kitchens should be easy to find in Canada, am I correct?
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 11:25:29 AM »
ok. so oven modification is risky

I want to do this from home, not from a commissary kitchen.
commercial grade oven will not work for me, I just want to cook pizza
but I've found this on amazon, is this what you're referring to
http://www.amazon.com/23-Countertop-Pizza-Oven-Admiral/dp/B008RTLB9K/?tag=pizzamaking-20

A commercially rated oven.
Commissary kitchens should be easy to find in Canada, am I correct?

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« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 11:28:36 AM »
There are others here that operate commercially that would have a much better idea of a specific oven to use.  I wanted to bring up the point of  using any home rated equipment for commercial use. Of course, its done everyday but it seems that they really are not thinking ahead of (saving) dollars much.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 12:30:00 PM »
I don't know about Canada...but I believe in the USA, all equipment must be NSF approved.  Canada may have an equivilant. Now, that doesn't mean the inspectors will always catch that...but, usually, the initial inspection is tougher than the rest....but, as Bill posted previously, maybe the new home biz atmosphere may be a bit lenient.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2013, 12:39:38 PM »
guys.. can we please stay on the subject.. even if an inspector want to come in to my house, he can't , I have every right to tell her to kiss it..
I know it's important .. but let's skip this part and talk about the equipment part.

jetdeck said that if I modified my domestic oven it will wear out and suggested a comemrically rated oven
so can anyone suggest a product/s so I can look up the cost new/used

please keep in mind this is 5-6 pies a day and I don't intend to make it bigger than this.. just wana make my 3 bigones evey month.

I don't know about Canada...but I believe in the USA, all equipment must be NSF approved.  Canada may have an equivilant. Now, that doesn't mean the inspectors will always catch that...but, usually, the initial inspection is tougher than the rest....but, as Bill posted previously, maybe the new home biz atmosphere may be a bit lenient.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 01:46:32 PM »
guys.. can we please stay on the subject.. In my opinion, food and sex, are the two things you can sell from home effortlessly.....

This statement is the most interesting aspect to this post, besides you asking those trying to help you to "stay on the subject"

Is there a common courtesy issue here?

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