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Questions for Caterers!

justg25 | Nov 11, 201306:16 PM

Hi guys! I know I should check with my state and all but I thought I would ask anyway. I've really wanted to start a catering company, but it would have to be in client's homes or a separate venue for now until I get my own commercial kitchen, as it's not legal in my state to use my own. I really want to focus on theme dinners where people can see an invitation and menu and decide to attend. My questions are does anyone know if this is legal, since it's similar to an underground restaurant and those are not legal? Would it have to be a group that knew each other and the host was the only one who paid me for it to be allowed? Would each client's kitchen need to be inspected? I see people doing things like this and advertising them, so I know there is a way to do it. For example, Ben Starr and Jennie Kelly's underground restaurant, is advertised pretty publicly. Should I just be a basic caterer/personal chef type thing? Basically, I do not want to get into trouble :) Any help would be much appreciated!

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