DON"T EVEN CONSIDER SHARING A KITCHEN !!! Run as fast as you can the other way !!!
It was the worst experience of my life. It turns out that I teamed up with the baker from hell.
The bakery was not even open to begin with. It was in a building that had been used for several restraurants before, but hadn't been used for quite a few years. There was a huge amount of renovations needed. I was working on renovations also & often painting till 2 or 3 in the morning. I was told to make sure & keep my hours (which I did) & I would get paid for my work (which I didn't).
I was given certain shelves in the frig. to use for my ingredients. I would come & there were missing items. Some days I would come in to the bakery & find that my shelves were filled with their items. I went in on different occasions to find that the commercial freezer was locked & I had a cake in there, that I needed to get out, to work on for a deadline.
They told me at the outset that they were by no means planning on decorating cakes. I was to be doing all the cakes & cupcakes, to be sold in the bakery. I went in one day to find a bright pink printed page taped on the door, advertizing custom cakes, no advance notice needed.
In the end they refused to pay me for most of the time, I put in on the renovation & painting. They started making horrible cakes & cupcakes. There were people asking if I had made the cupcakes. When I said no, they said they didn't think so. I had to get away from those people to save my reputation & my sanity.
The old saying 'Too many cooks spoil the broth' is totally the truth.
To begin with, sharing a bakery sounded like a dream come true...instead it turned out to be a nightmare from hell.
I am right close to getting my home licensed, so I can advertize.
I feel so much better & much more creative.