I recently took a tour of the only "for profit" shared kitchen space that I could find in the entire state of Georgia. WOW - is it ever cost prohibitive! You have 3 levels of membership options - the lowest being $450/month which will give you only 20 hours per month. You must sign a contract for a 6 month commitment. You also must put down 1 month's security deposit. In addition, before you become a member, you must must take a "Serve Safe" course ($150) then take the test to be certified in food safety and sanitation ($100). I addition to that, you must provide proof of liability insurance ($600-$800/year). Then you need to pay the local business license taxes. Is all this normal? That is WAY too expensive for my blood. I'll have to go another route but I'm at my wit's ends trying to figure this out. I lost my job in corporate America and decided now is the time to pursue my dream. Any thoughts on this would be HUGELY appreciated!
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8/23/09 at 4:36pm