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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2013, 12:05:08 AM »
Terry, do not buy a countertop pizza oven. They're nothing more than a toaster oven with stones.

How hot does your home oven get? What style of pizza are you planning on selling?


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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #26 on: November 23, 2013, 09:43:06 AM »
thanks for the advice scott : )

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It's not napolitana, nor deep dish, it's close to American style pizza. The pizza has a rim, and how I open the dough, is by pushing the dough evenly  first to the edges to a certain size, then roll the dough out , then hand toss/stretch it to it's final size.

then I place it on corn mealed peel baord, make a rim and top it off before throwing it into the oven.

Where I work I cook it at 450-550 C on a bakers pride pizza stone runs on gas, and I turn the pizza  to make sure all sides are cooked. I have always to be quick not to lose the oven temp so I'm swift in getting the pizza in and out of the oven. 

I'm giving this details because I want to replicate what I do at work but on a smaller scale ofcourse.
Terry, do not buy a countertop pizza oven. They're nothing more than a toaster oven with stones.

How hot does your home oven get? What style of pizza are you planning on selling?
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2013, 12:05:55 AM »
$25 Canadian for a American style pizza?  That better be some really good pizza.  You can get two larges at Pizza Hut for $22.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2014, 02:16:03 PM »
Guess he didn't like the answers he recieved......

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2014, 02:38:39 PM »
I'm at the point where I have all the details I want to license my kitchen from the city.
I know few people who did it, and they provide me with the information.

As for the pizza style, it is not an american style pizza, I don't know what style it is. But it is high quality
and it is better than domino's or little crease's and I do not plan to compete with anyone by the way.

I have also decided on the menu, and my wife is backing me on this.
I'm souring out used equipment and I'm buying it as money becomes available.

As for marketing I'm project 300 per month.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #30 on: June 03, 2014, 06:34:37 PM »
Good luck. A lot of people on here commented about your prices but I don't think they understand the cost of pizza is Canada is in no way relative to the cost of pizza in the US. Mozzarella costs 3x in Canada what it does in the states. Same with chicken.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #31 on: June 03, 2014, 07:27:35 PM »
Chicken?
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #32 on: June 03, 2014, 09:45:35 PM »
It is amazing to me when I tell people to bring over toppings they want for pizza how many bring chicken.   There is no chicken in pizza.  I have caved on a couple for my neighbor, but I cringed the whole time.  I am Pizza Anarchy, but that is beyond the pale. 

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #33 on: June 03, 2014, 10:55:18 PM »
Chicken is just another item like cheese that is extremely expensive in Canada compared to the US.


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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2014, 11:33:55 PM »
It is amazing to me when I tell people to bring over toppings they want for pizza how many bring chicken.   There is no chicken in pizza.  I have caved on a couple for my neighbor, but I cringed the whole time.  I am Pizza Anarchy, but that is beyond the pale.
This amuses me for some weird reason. Different strokes.......I feel the same about broccoli or Brussel sprouts.

I'm not a huge fan of chicken on pizza, but I've had a pesto based one with chix, pine nuts and roasted hot peppers that was really good.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #35 on: June 05, 2014, 07:55:00 PM »

It is amazing to me when I tell people to bring over toppings they want for pizza how many bring chicken.   There is no chicken in pizza.  I have caved on a couple for my neighbor, but I cringed the whole time.  I am Pizza Anarchy, but that is beyond the pale.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2014, 09:42:43 PM »
I lived in Canada for about 12 years.  A large pizza from a high quality, non-chain shop will definitely set you back $30+. 

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #37 on: June 06, 2014, 09:50:14 AM »
A couple more aspects to consider are insurance and utilities. First off you might want to check with your insurance agent to make sure you are sufficiently covered in the event that something goes wrong and someone gets sick, or worse. Then you will probably want to find some small size commercial equipment, like an oven and possibly a mixer and make sure you have utilities (gas and/or electric) capable of supporting that equipment. I've been involved with a number of home conversions into pizzerias (that's how Home Run Inn Pizza got their start in Chicago) and in most cases we had to make modifications to the gas supply, but in some instances we had to have a new breaker panel installed to support the added power needed to operate an electric oven. It will depend upon how many amps are needed and how many amps you have available at your breaker box to tap into.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #38 on: June 06, 2014, 10:33:16 AM »
Thanks for tips Doctor : )

A couple more aspects to consider are insurance and utilities.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #39 on: June 06, 2014, 12:00:07 PM »
I've done the same thing for a while. The theme basically was every friday I would make one dish, mostly something "streetfood", but would go all anal about it, kind of like that Heston Blumenthal series "In search for perfection". I've made Ramen, Thai dishes, gumbo, ma po tofu, burritos, burgers you name it. I created a facebook page and on that I announced the dish I would serve that friday. It snowballed from 6 to 60 people a night. I was always guerrilla, never asked for permits and whatnot. Good fun, okay money. I'll probably start doing it again once my wfo is finished.

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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #40 on: July 11, 2014, 09:51:29 AM »
Terry,

Having an insurance background prior to the pizza business, I think you will seriously need to check your homeowners or tenants
personal insurance coverage. With most dwelling policies, there is an exclusion for business being conducted in the house and on the premesis. This would exclude coverage for the structure of the building and liability, in the event someone else were injured.

Most policies will allow for incidental business use, like using a business laptop at home, away from the primary pizza business.
If I recall, the policy will set a small limit of gross revenue to set the line of demarcation between defining incidental business and
full business use. The coverage definitions between US and Canada will be very similar.

I suggest inquiring with your insurance agent as to the coverage complications. The additional cost for insurance coverage could greatly reduce your profits. Not having the right insurance coverage, could financially ruin you.
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2014, 10:14:44 PM »

Definitely, I will take insurance into account, thanks Equalsliceguy.

Terry,

Having an insurance background prior to the pizza business, I think you will seriously need to check your homeowners or tenants


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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2014, 10:33:39 PM »
9 months later, jus now talking about ins. and folks are still weighing in with advice....now this is good ol fashion entertainment....god i love this thread!!  :)
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Re: selling pizza from home kitchen
« Reply #43 on: July 13, 2014, 03:37:15 PM »
9 months later, jus now talking about ins. and folks are still weighing in with advice....now this is good ol fashion entertainment....god i love this thread!!  :)

Just saw the thread and thought I'd offer some sound advice. Better to offer a suggestion 9 months later than after a fire happens and there's no coverage.... Chicago Bob
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