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Anyone have any information on Palm Beach County?
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Originally Posted by diane

I have been away from cake central for a while working on my degree. But...I am soooo happy to hear that this law has passed in Florida because my husband and I are retiring there next year!!!!...Hillsborough county to be exact! I cannot wait to start up my business again...and I will do whatever it takes...stipulations...requirements, etc. This couldn't have come at a better time. For all you Floridians out there who have waited for this...congrats and HAPPY BAKING!!!!!! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif



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Originally Posted by Nellical



I'd love to find an employee who is honest, doesn't get pissed off when I ask her to stop texting and pay attention to the recipe, not waste expensive ingredients, really wipe something clean instead of leaving a sticky film, show up on time, and get the assigned work done so that I don't have to stay until 2 in the morning Friday night to get the cake finished because she goofed off for three days then left ten minutes early Friday to go to get ready for partying. Oh, and not miss Monday mornings because she is hungover or is resentful that she only gets $12 and hour, which btw is all I pay myself too. ...... ...... If an employee screws up a batch of dough, cake, frosting, it goes in the trash AND I've lost the money I have to pay her during the hours it took to make the mistake and then fix it.



Hey "Nell",

I'm not sure where you are located but I am in North Central Florida.

I'm personally excited about the new cottage laws, but I would rather work in a bonafide bakery/ kitchen, and wowzers...icon_biggrin.gif. I think you described me above!! lol And I do have a Manager/ Trainers Food Handlers! thumbs_up.gif

I was the one cleaning after others and staying late (my latest/ earliest? was 5 AM once).

I was horrible at the waste- I made the employee pay for it at full retail! AND the "Big Bosses" backed me up icon_evil.gif Trust me, within 1-3 days (depends on how smart they were) a new employee didn't "goof off" with the product.

Even when I was in the "Party Age Group" I stayed home. I didn't want to mess up *my* life. icon_rolleyes.gif

$12 an hour- better than the last job I was at! lol

So... Now ya know I exist!
(that-maybe-not-perfect-but-definitely-better-employee!!! )

(Yes, trying for at least a GRIN there!)
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I don't won't to knock the florida cottage law, the problem I have with this law is this; I run a homebase gift basket business, by fl health law I can't make a gift basket in my home that  contains prepackage food items (prepackage items, that have already been inspected, by the Health dept) , like prepacked crackers, mint candies, package chips, cheese etc.

I have to rent a room from a zone company by the hour, now non-food type products I can make a gift basket up in my work room all day long (no problems). I don't get it wtih the cottage law, you can bake, cook etc , put a label on it and box it up...... and off it goes!. I just think that the law is disingenuous........ Just saying!

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Originally Posted by sylviathomp View Post

I don't won't to knock the florida cottage law, the problem I have with this law is this; I run a homebase gift basket business, by fl health law I can't make a gift basket in my home that  contains prepackage food items (prepackage items, that have already been inspected, by the Health dept) , like prepacked crackers, mint candies, package chips, cheese etc.
I have to rent a room from a zone company by the hour, now non-food type products I can make a gift basket up in my work room all day long (no problems). I don't get it wtih the cottage law, you can bake, cook etc , put a label on it and box it up...... and off it goes!. I just think that the law is disingenuous........ Just saying!
Have you met with your state representative to bring this up? You may be able to lobby the legislature to add this clause to the existing cottage food law.
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Know I have not.

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Sooo "Sorry" spelling not my thing!. No I have not met with or contacted any Fl state representatives, about Homebased Gift Baskets companies and the problems we face here in Fl.

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It seems I have been going around in circles... I am in Orange County, anyone who can offer some help would be greatly appreciated.
My question is, where do I stand right now? Do I need a business license, LLC, etc to get started or I can start advertising right now? Also, I live in an apartment complex, would that make a difference? I called the zoning and they said I need a business license to conduct any business. If I need to get a business license, should I go ahead and get insurance and sellers permit for farmers market etc.. Getting all that would still qualify me under cottage food law or I will have to then rent a commercial kitchen etc? Whenever I call, it seems I am not getting clear answers and just moving in circles..
Please, anyone in Orange County?
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I am curious about Orlando/Orange County too since we may eventually move there for a job transfer. From what I can tell the city of Orlando does not allow home food handling businesses due to zoning laws even though the state law allows for it?!?
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