WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM HOURS I CAN RENT THE KITCHEN?
Clients must purchase a minimum of (10) hours. These hours can be used over several weeks, months or any time during their yearly membership period.
If you will only need the kitchen for a one-time event ($75 fee), the minimum hourly kitchen rental is four (4) hours at $25 per hour.
HOW DO I UTILIZE THE KITCHEN?
Clients will be able to reserve the kitchen in advance. An on-line calendar will allow you to check kitchen availability and reserve your needs.
DOES THE COST COVER USE OF ALL EQUIPMENT AND SPACE?
Yes. You will need to reserve office space, equipment and prep tables in advance.
DO I NEED MY OWN SMALLWARES?
The kitchen has all the BASIC smallwares and cookware available for client use.
Clients will need to provide their own storage containers, saran wrap, kitchen towels, single use gloves, and trash liners. Clients may also bring any unique items they need for their own specific use.
CAN I STORE MY INGREDIENTS/PRODUCT AT THE KITCHEN?
Yes. There is no charge for utilizing dry, cooler or freezer storage while working in the kitchen under your reserved time. If you would like to store your product, ingredients or smallwares on an on-going basis there is a charge per storage area (dry, cooler, freezer) per week.
IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE FOR YOUR KITCHEN?
No one under the age of thirteen (13) is allowed in the facility. Anyone seventeen (17) years of age or younger must be under the supervision of an adult at all times.
CAN I BRING MY OWN EQUIPMENT?
Yes, as long as your equipment is NSF or Commercial rated, and there is space. We’ll definitely try to accommodate your temporary needs!
DO I NEED TO CLEAN-UP AFTER USING THE KITCHEN?
Yes. Clients are required to properly clean and sanitize what they use (including floors, sinks, work tables, stoves, etc.). Clean-up time must be completed during your rented hours.
HOW DO I GET A FOOD SERVICE MANAGER’S CERTIFICATE?
Complete a food service managers certification course from an accredited institution. Register your certificate with the City of Dallas. Click here for helpful links!
DO I NEED PERMITS TO SELL MY PRODUCT?
Yes. Our health permitted facility will allow you to legally sell your food product. You may also be required to have a food permit from the local jurisdiction in which you are selling your product. You will also need a Sales Tax and Use Permit. If you are selling to a restaurant, retail store, or other resale facility, you will need to obtain a manufacturing license from the State of Texas. Our facility can become your health permitted facility and manufacturing location.
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