Originally Posted by kokopuff
No, I do not have a farm.One less thing to worry about I guess.So do I have to get a license first or have my kitchen inspected first?I want to be legit but I am confussed as to where I should begin.Any suggestions would be appreciated.Thank you!
The first thing to do is check zoning and subdivision deed restrictions. Not being permitted to have a business use will be the first thing to shut you down.
Second, call your local Health Department, or write to the nice people in Frankfort
Cabinet for Human Resources
Department for Health Services
Food & Cosmetics Branch
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
and ask for a free copy of the Kentucky's Food Establishment Act and State Retail Food Code.
Heck you might even find it online somewhere.
You will likely have a preliminary visit from an Inspector, because I'd be pretty surprised if your home kitchen already met the code, but who knows. Then you'll probably take your class, pass the test, then have your inspection for real.
Then incorporate, register for resale cert and biz name, and buy insurance.