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    Advice Wanted - Selling Home Cooked Cakes

    My friend is a mum of 4 and has time to bake and amazingly enough loves it!!

    She is hoping by to boost her income by selling home made cakes, jams and chutneys to local businesses. Has anyone done this or do you know if you need a licence or not?

    Many thanks for any help.

    12 Comments

    Supermod

    I hope she declares it.

    Banned

    She'll need to contact her local council as they may want to do some sort of hygiene inspection on the place where she cooks the food.

    I'm pretty sure she needs all her food hygiene course e.t.c up to date, and i "think" she needs an inspector to come to her home/where shes cooking to check its clean e.t.c

    You need to get Environmental health round to make sure that your kitchen is fit for making products suitable for human consumption. Obviously get VAT registered, etc.

    Or just use word of mouth and don't pay Tax.

    at the end of the day, it won't be worth it

    You need to have the kitchen inspected and have hygeine certificates etc.

    Alfonse;8438006

    at the end of the day, it won't be worth it



    Interesting approach! :w00t:

    As others have said, contact your local environmental health, they'll come and inspect your kitchen and tell you what you need. They'll probably give you a booklet to record activity and a DVD that gives advice on best practice.

    Banned

    We did all the marketing and graphics for someone doing just this a few years ago.

    It's a tuff field to get into. Best to keep it small scale and do local farm shops/markets in my opinion.

    Yeah, contact council and register the business with EH. They will come round and inspect it to ensure your friend knows what they're doing and that the kitchen is up to spec.

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    JonnyTwoToes;8438341

    We did all the marketing and graphics for someone doing just this a few … We did all the marketing and graphics for someone doing just this a few years ago.It's a tuff field to get into. Best to keep it small scale and do local farm shops/markets in my opinion.




    That's the sort of outlets she was hoping to do. She lived in France for a few years and over there you can sell what you want as they state it is a mother's 'right' to sell her food when she stays at home to look after the kids!

    I did think it would be probably be more involved than just baking and selling!! In the meantime she will just have to keep my family supplied with her fab cakes!!

    This link is from a local government website; you may not be in their juristiction but the info might be relevant.

    scambs.gov.uk/Env…htm

    Good luck with it all.
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