Today I had the pleasure of meeting with two great guys from the Franklin County (Mo) Health Department. They came out to look at my home, specifically my garage, to tell me if my idea of turning my garage into an inspected kitchen would work.
See, my brother and I have been dreaming of starting our own business. I have always wanted to do a business selling old school, dry-cured, artisan bacon and other smoked meats like sausages and maybe even different styles of bacon from around the world. My brother, Tim, is big into gourmet mac n cheese. He makes some sinfully good dishes out of those noodles and cheese. So, we have the idea to open a business selling mac and bacon. We even reserved the domain http://www.macnbacon.com. 🙂
The first step is deciding where to build out the space to prepare our mouth-watering creations. We decided that since we both work full-time jobs, it would be best, for now, not to rent a space but to build out a kitchen at my house so that we can cook on the weekends and sell online and at farmer’s markets here in Missouri.
Today was successful. The tentative approval was given to move forward. We are just waiting on the results of a water test (I am on well water so we have to be sure it is safe for the business) and then we are good to go.
So, I will be posting our progress as we form the business, build out the kitchen, launch our website and start selling.
Wish us luck!!!