Bakers Journal

Starting a baking business – it’s not a cakewalk

February 9, 2009
By Sheryl Kirby

sugarcookiesFeb. 9, 2009 – There are plenty of resources available for people looking to start up a small food-based business. Enterprise Toronto is a great place to start, as it clearly lists all the necessary registrations and licenses required. The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre also has info on federal and provincial by-laws.


As we’re always looking to support local independent food artisans,
we always check out these leads, and often find professionally-designed
websites, gorgeous photos of even more beautiful products, and what
appears to be really skillful bakers and artisans wanting to take their
hobby to the next level. Unfortunately what we also almost always find
is that these businesses are operating illegally out of a home kitchen.

That’s right, I said “illegally”. People who make food at home and
sell it to the public are breaking the law, because it is completely
and utterly illegal to sell food to the public that has been prepared
in a home kitchen. | READ MORE


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