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post #16 of 33
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Originally Posted by Darthburn

Kitagirl - for some reason that popped a question into my head... what age to they consider a kid? Is it like 0-12? Just curious, that's interesting to me.
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I dunno. Just says children. haha. They really aren't too strict, I'd say its just a guideline hoping to make sure people aren't letting their toddlers play with the frosting while mom is working for a client!
post #17 of 33
I own a licensed storefront bakery. I have 2 daughters 6 and 11. They both at times help me in the bakery. They are educated in food safety and proper food handling. Washing hands, wearing gloves. Hair pulled back and ect. They can bleach a bathroom and wash rinse and santize dishes like a pro. And interact with customers intelligently and answer questions about what we offer. They always tell everyone our secret ingredient is LOVE icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif
It is all about educating them and encouraging their budding interest in what mommy and daddy do.
We are truly a family owned and operated business. Most of our staff is family also. Some people have made comments about how they are so young and think it is unfair that they work. I say they are BEGGING to help and it is no different then when I grew up on the farm and my dad made me scoop hog crap! At least they wanna do this! icon_biggrin.gif
post #18 of 33
SandraDoll - Thanks for sharing your side-splitting story. After reading it, I laughed hysterically. You made my day. Congratulations on your wedding and I wish you happiness.
post #19 of 33
The first thought that came to my mind after reading the OP is WOW what an amazing friend! I know its her fault, but still- to pull that off is amazing! I have 3 little kids, and they are not allowed in the kitchen when I bake, and all finished cakes go on top of a high bookshelf- I don't want to take any chances!!
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post #20 of 33
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He had been turned in couple of times for pet hair in the cakes. He said the last time he went to check the man on this issue the man went to making pet treats instead of cakes because of fines he had to pay.


Eeewwwww!!! Hahaha LOLz icon_biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by Darthburn

BK13 is just one of those people that is going to say whatever is needed to make thier point and stir the pot.


What the??? In every forum I've heard there will exist the naturally nasty and vicious poison tongue people who just can't stop themselves from insulting and attacking others. Guess I've just found the first one in this forum!! I like to bake (not business, just for hobby) and someone recommended this forum, and I joined cos I've liked what I've read and learned from recent posts. But people like you really spoil it for others. Thought this is a forum for friendly debate and viewpoints. Guess you have a different agenda here huh icon_evil.gif. You must be one sad unhappy individual. Be gone with you (POOF, and a puff of smoke rises and disappears). My life is full and satisfying and there is no space in it for nasties like you!! thumbsdown.gif

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Originally Posted by heavenlys

I have 2 daughters 6 and 11. They are educated in food safety and proper food handling. Washing hands, wearing gloves. Hair pulled back.......... bleach a bathroom and wash rinse and santize dishes like a pro. And interact with customers intelligently and answer questions about what we offer. They always tell everyone our secret ingredient is LOVE icon_biggrin.gificon_wink.gif
It is all about educating them and encouraging their budding interest in what mommy and daddy do. Most of our staff is family also. Some people have made comments about how they are so young and think it is unfair that they work. I say they are BEGGING to help and it is no different then when I grew up on the farm and my dad made me scoop hog crap! At least they wanna do this! icon_biggrin.gif


How lovely. Goodies taste extra good too when love is an ingredient icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif. I think if your kids and young family members love what they are doing, it can only be a good thing as along with being tremendous help to you, they are also learning skills, business sense and responsibilities that many other kids won't have an opportunity to learn. As long as they have been properly trained in hygiene and safety, especially around commercial equipment, good on you for teaching them and good on them for wanting to learn. Don't think there is a lot of difference in our helping mum or grandma in the kitchen or in the house growing up or helping them in a business (if they had one).
post #21 of 33
Obviously, you've never seen the back house of a restaurant.

You want dirty? 9 times out of 10 there will be all sorts of health hazards going on in the kitchen.

Even the best restaurants will have some things going on back that that you'd rather not think about. (ie, fruit flies for one).

Trust me. It's not about the environment, it's the baker.

But I totally agree that dogs running around a baking area is gross. It's just one of those pick your poison. Dog hair? Human hair? Spit? Think about how often the server talks over your food. Saliva sprays out in a fine fine mist every time we talk.
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post #22 of 33
We went to a restaurant recently, and they had their kitchen open to the customers to see. There was a girl taking the pasta dough out of the roller. She had black nail polish on and large, black velcro bracelets with metal rings on both wrists. No gloves or anything. She was carrying the pasta dough like a large piece of fondant, up above her elbows. *bleh* I am almost 100% sure she hadn't washed those bracelets....ever. It was more than a bit disturbing.
post #23 of 33
It's bad. Trust me. My husband has been running restaurants for along time. He is stickler but even he can't get everything, every time.
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post #24 of 33
Wow! She must Superwoman to have completed another wedding cake and still show up dressed for the wedding! What a great story! icon_smile.gif
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post #25 of 33
Just last week, I made a cake for my niece's birthday and left it out on the dining table while I went to change for her party. My husband told me that he'd keep on eye on the kids, cats & dogs but everyone got distracted. Guess what....our "new" kitten (who hasn't learned yet tables are off limits) found the cake and helped herself to a nice bite out of the side of it. I pretty much cut a giant chunk out of the cake and filled it with fresh buttercream. (Glad I saved some). I'm not a professional and it was just for my family but we tossed the top tier anyway. (Good thing there were 2).

It provided a good laugh for everyone though.
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post #26 of 33
Well, yeah mburkett, it isn't going to kill you. And really, it's not that big of a health hazard. There are far worse things that can get into food. But the thought is always kind of icky, isn't it? LOL
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post #27 of 33
We went to my boss's house for a Christm party one year. Georgeous, half million dollar house. The food was a buffet. Her cat decided the spiral sliced ham looked tasty, he jumped on the counter and chomped away. Someone told her, she walked over, hacked off that parry of the ham, laughed, and served the rest of the ham. YUCK, we left short,y after and didn't eat anything.

Did you see last week's episode of Restaurant Impossible? Ewe, it was so disgusting! I want to know why the health department had not shut that place down before Robeert even got there. It waas nauseating.
post #28 of 33
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Originally Posted by kristiemarie

Obviously, you've never seen the back house of a restaurant.

You want dirty? 9 times out of 10 there will be all sorts of health hazards going on in the kitchen.

Trust me. It's not about the environment, it's the baker.

But I totally agree that dogs running around a baking area is gross. It's just one of those pick your poison. Dog hair? Human hair? Spit? Think about how often the server talks over your food. Saliva sprays out in a fine fine mist every time we talk.


I absolutely agree. It is totally all about the cook/baker!! Their hygiene knowledge and standards will set the ground rules for all that they produce in their kitchen.

I actually have been into many restaurant kitchens as we have many good friends who own restaurants. And yes, many practices even in professional kitchens can be improved, no doubt about that. Expensive high class restaurants don't always mean good hygiene in the kitchen unfortunately.
post #29 of 33
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Originally Posted by SecretAgentCakeBaker

The food was a buffet. Her cat decided the spiral sliced ham looked tasty, he jumped on the counter and chomped away. Someone told her, she walked over, hacked off that parry of the ham, laughed, and served the rest of the ham. YUCK, we left short,y after and didn't eat anything.


Eewwww that is quite gross. I can understand that pet owners don't see much wrong sharing their food with their pets, after all the pets become part of their family. On the other hand, an outsider may not share the same passion for the animal, and above is case in point. Appetites can be lost when one witness something like that, does make you wonder where the cat was when the food for the buffet table was actually being prepared icon_lol.gificon_eek.gif LOL.
post #30 of 33
I've enjoyed reading this thread and everyone's stories. icon_smile.gif

I am terrified of germs getting into food. When my kids help with everyday cooking, they know I'm going to make them rewash their hands any time they touch their face, taste something, or pretty much touch anything that is not a kitchen utinsel or the counter. It was really frustrating at first (for all of us) to constantly have to stop and rewash hands, but they're really conscious and good about it now. One of my favorite quotes is one I heard from a military chef:

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"Nothing says love like not giving someone a foodborne illness."



Heavenlys, I love that you allow your children to help with your family business! That is a dream of mine, to own our own business someday and to teach my children all the different aspects of the business.

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