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How to find Rental Kitchens?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Ciordia Aug 27, 2010. 14 Replies

I'm trying to start up a chocolate business but don't have a kitchen that I can use for commercial products yet. I am planning to start selling my product at craft shows and local flea markets versus…Continue

 

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Patty Pieper replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"My thoughts EXACTLY!!!"
Jan 18, 2013
Colin Green replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I used to think so too Tom. However I use two of these to cool the product in my pans and one day I accidently left one on for a while and when I returned I was surprised to find that my product was wet! So I inserted my rH meter down the tube and…"
Jan 15, 2013
Tom replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I could be wrong but this piece of kit may control humidity too."
Jan 15, 2013
Colin Green replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I sell at farmers markets in Sydney Australia. The temperatures can be up to 40 degrees C (104 F) and above and it is challenging. You need to look after your stock but even more is the problem that many people won't buy when it gets hot as…"
Jan 14, 2013
Andy Ciordia replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"Wow Tom, that's both awesome and horrible.. haha."
Jan 9, 2013
Tom replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I saw this guy selling truffles at the Noosa markets in QLD recently, it was a pretty hot and humid day which is usual for this part of the world. I remembered this thread so here is the photo, not sure what the brand of air conditioner. "
Jan 6, 2013
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Sep 25, 2011
Steve Whitman replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I just started my chocolate business this spring and I've been selling at a Growers Market here in Albuquerque, NM since late May. The market is on Saturday mornings from 7:00 to noon, and heat is a big issue by the middle of the morning. I use…"
Jul 25, 2011
Debby replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"When I'm selling truffles at the farmer's market, which I don't every time as I sell other candy as well, I have a sign with photos and prices. The truffles themselves are in an ice chest under the table. I layer things, bottom layer…"
Jul 25, 2011
Amy DeFiore replied to Katie Perry's discussion Slab truffle issues
"Hi Katie,   For your releasing issues...have you tried putting saran wrap inside the frame? I put the frame on a tray, then put saran wrap over the frame so it hangs over the side of the frame. Then I pour the ganache onto the saran wrap in the…"
Jul 25, 2011
Amy DeFiore replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"Thanks for the tip! For some reason I had it in my head that I needed to display majority of my product, but that sounds a lot easier."
Jul 25, 2011
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Jul 25, 2011
deborah replied to Amy DeFiore's discussion New to the group and Outdoor display question in the group Startup Central
"I just started at a farmer's market a few weeks ago.  My display chocolates are made with compound chocolate (Wilton Candy Melts) and soy wax so that they withstand greater heat than my couverture.  I put them in the freezer the night…"
Jul 25, 2011
Amy DeFiore added a discussion to the group Startup Central
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New to the group and Outdoor display question

Hi Everyone I'm new to this group and am in the process of starting up a truffle business. Once I find a rental kitchen, I can register my business and create a website. So I still have some work to do before officially getting started. I finally found a kitchen space to rent, but it's a monthly commitment versus paying an hourly fee. So I'm trying to figure out if I can swing the monthly cost in the beginning. I wanted to get some thoughts on farmers markets. Selling product at a local farmers…See More
Jul 25, 2011
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Startup Central

Are you looking to start a chocolate business? Want to talk to others who've been there or done that - or have you been there and done it and want to share with others? This is the place to discuss it.
Jul 25, 2011
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Jul 17, 2011

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Dark, Milk, White?
Milk
Most memorable chocolate experience:
I grew up eating basic milk chocolates, so my most memorable chocolate experience was when I was on a tour in New York and was introduced to unique flavor combination's. My favorite was a chai tea truffle.
My favorite chocolate is:
Callebaut

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