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Home Based Food Business

Postby violine2 » Fri, 20 Jan 2006 4:06 pm

Hello! :D I am starting a home-based food business but understand that we can only sell to friends and not to the public! Which means, no advertising... even on the internet!

Since I am doing this on a part-time basis, it does not make sense to rent a factory and let it sit idle most of the time...

1) Anyone can share their experiences?
2) I know this sounds wierd but does anyone know of a place where I can prepare food legally and only pay as I use...?

Thanks and have a nice day! :)

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Postby may4 » Sat, 21 Jan 2006 3:06 am

Need not to say the logic tells anyone to be in food bussiness, obtain
a food licensee is a must, or who else dare to try out your cooked food
If my guess is correct, you are most probably wanted to be in buffet
bussiness, am I right? Good Luck!!!

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Postby coffeetea » Mon, 20 Feb 2006 3:00 pm

Hi Violine2

How's your things getting on?? care to share??

Cos i might want to do it.. but don't know where to start it from.. :cry:

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Postby CSP » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 3:15 am

1) Anyone can share their experiences?
2) I know this sounds wierd but does anyone know of a place where I can prepare food legally and only pay as I use...?

1) i no experiences
2)will there be any business man going the rent you only pay as you use???
Most likely the place will be YOUR place, your FRIENDS (eg cooking stall) place.

who will be running a place and wait for ppl like you to rent the place only when you need (use)
(like that you save a lot. but the person who rent to you die die)
so will you rent a place and buy all cooking equiment and sit down there and wait for ppl come and rent when you know this sound wierd?

i just say say only, but you still can try and find :)

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Postby Oriental » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 4:02 am

I read about an entrepreneur once who started his business by buying “production time”
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Impossible is nothing!

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Postby Oriental » Sat, 15 Apr 2006 4:13 am

CSP wrote:will there be any business man going the rent you only pay as you use???
Most likely the place will be YOUR place, your FRIENDS (eg cooking stall) place.

who will be running a place and wait for ppl like you to rent the place only when you need (use)
(like that you save a lot. but the person who rent to you die die)
so will you rent a place and buy all cooking equiment and sit down there and wait for ppl come and rent when you know this sound wierd?


A true entrepreneur sees possibilities not limitations!

If a cooking stall can be rented out for the hours that it would otherwise be closed it would benefit both the owner and the tenant. It is a situation of economic optimization.
Impossible is nothing!

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 1:12 pm

Like that must be prepare to work odd hours.

Off other's business hours? IT might be midnight where most are goin to bed. Who eat? (maybe can do something during the night and left it till the next morning then sell for breakfast.) over night ar, still nice????

Or you can make some food which can last 24 hours before the food is spoilt. eg: cookies........................

In food business, kitchen is always busy preparing food,
why, cos ppl are coming to eat, when they are not usin the equipment and is not busy, most likely the eatin time is over.

Well, maybe you need to look for group of friends or ppl who is willing to eat at ODD hours.

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 1:26 pm

So the best is still looking for friends or any relative who is in food business
You can just borrow(without paying any cent) if relationship is good.

if don hav, then look around and ask,
but before you rent any place, check their equipment first and who is goin to pay if the equipment refuse to work.
just my 2 cents of thought

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 1:48 pm

kitchen is a very sensitive area.

I been working in restuarant before and a owner of a coffee shop stall,
restuarant hav very strict rules, you must therefore produce cert to show that you hav completed some cooking courses on kitchen cleanliness
(who will be responsible if there is food poisining the next day after you use the equipment)???

As for coffee shop stall, they will ask, who are you, what if you any how any how use my thing then you run away without paying me, or what if my equipment disappear huh???

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 1:57 pm

maybe there should hav a kind of place where the business operate as renting equipment and space for MEMBERS.

Members need to pay member fees upoon applying and deposits(in case equipment spoil due to imporper handling), and to complete the club cleanliness course so that is able to use their equipment.

then there must be a kitchen chef who were be there to superviors all cooking activities.

Sorry for my rotten english.

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 2:02 pm

If don hav sure a place i just mention, then the only place will be

1) Your Place.

2) your friends place, your friend's friend place or someone who is close to you.

3) forget to say that an ANGEL place, a very kind hearted stall owner (but the chances are slim)

Good Luck...

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Postby CSP » Sun, 16 Apr 2006 3:56 pm

WHY NEVER THINK OF COOKING CLASS AR???

if no friends or anyone close to operate food business then cooking class will be the next place.
try asking cooking class see can rent or not la.
but then need to adjust the time so that it don crash between you and the class.
i got no idea how many class they teach per day but i think it will be a better place then any other such as coffee shop stall, cafe, restuarant etc.

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Re: Home Based Food Business

Postby ksl » Mon, 17 Apr 2006 12:08 pm

violine2 wrote:Hello! :D I am starting a home-based food business but understand that we can only sell to friends and not to the public! Which means, no advertising... even on the internet!

Since I am doing this on a part-time basis, it does not make sense to rent a factory and let it sit idle most of the time...

1) Anyone can share their experiences?
2) I know this sounds wierd but does anyone know of a place where I can prepare food legally and only pay as I use...?

Thanks and have a nice day! :)


Oriental is quite right, a good entrepreneur doesn't look at limitations, all problems have a solution, maybe not the one your looking for, but either way, a temp solution is better than giving up.

CSP i'm afraid doesn't seem to be a problem solver, but one that looks for excuses! Something for you to think about CSP?

No harm meant, just that my experience tells me, there are those that can, and those that have difficulty finding the way to do things.

I can tell you from first hand experience, you need very little money to start in the food industry in Singapore, and you don't even need a licence to do it, but if i was to tell you how to do it, that would also be to easy!

Violine2, use your imagination, there are many ways of experimenting, with ideas, for one you may wish to discover, a restaurant that isn't doing to well, and needs some innovative changes on their menu, you wouldn't need a licence, they would already have one.

use your creative cooking skills, to help those, that are not so creative, let them do the work, and you guide them,

There are many opportunities especially in Singapore, all you have to do, is think of them.

I have my own project going at the moment, also in the food business, and belive me, I cannot cook, but knowledge is worth everything for those that have little.

You may wish to PM me, with a basic idea of what you are thinking to do, maybe i can guide you in the right direction.

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Postby Oriental » Mon, 17 Apr 2006 1:04 pm

CSP wrote:WHY NEVER THINK OF COOKING CLASS AR???

if no friends or anyone close to operate food business then cooking class will be the next place.
try asking cooking class see can rent or not la.
but then need to adjust the time so that it don crash between you and the class.
i got no idea how many class they teach per day but i think it will be a better place then any other such as coffee shop stall, cafe, restuarant etc.


Good thinking. That may be excatly what violine2 needs to get started.
Impossible is nothing!

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Postby CSP » Tue, 18 Apr 2006 11:59 pm

i was actually thinking of

Q: I know this sounds wierd but does anyone know of a place where I can prepare food legally and only pay as I use...?

for fews hour. Then suddendly cooking class come to me then i just post post here see if can help or not ar.

there are alway 100 and 1 solution, but we need to find the best way to solve the problem. measuring the Pro n Con of every solution before you ACT,
better than sayin, AIYA, if i know i don chose the solution, wasted my time(money) searching for this and that, traveling a big round to get something jus in front of me .........

Good Luck Violine2
Keep us update with your COMING SUCCESSFULL FOOD BUSINESS...

ALL the Best.
GO GO GO.


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