Could I use a church kitchen instead of a culinary incubator?
The idea of renting one of the nice large kitchens that exist in many churches and synagogues and even schools, sounds at first like a perfect place for you to cook. However, upon second thought it is not. The problems are 2-fold.


First, these facilities are not usually licensed, thereby they do not receive regular health department inspections, and may not meet the department’s specifications for commercial food production. Second, and equally important, is that these are non-profit organizations and therefore cannot legally rent out kitchen space for a for-profit business.

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1. Is a culinary incubator right for you?
2. Is a Health Department License necessary?
3. What does HACCP - compliant mean?
4. How do HACCP rules affect me?
5. Is there a difference between wholesale and retail food processing and can this affect the kitchen I use?
6. Could I use a church kitchen instead of a culinary incubator?