Only low-risk, packaged foods can be prepared in the OOTGP Shared-Use Kitchen. The Community Kitchen Coordinator will contact you after receiving your application, and schedule the next steps for you to start producing in the OOTGP Shared-Use Kitchen.
Next steps:1) Visit the OOTGP Shared-Use Community Kitchen for a tour, if you haven't already.2) Get your paperwork in order! We require a signed kitchen contract, emergency contact information, a Food Safety Manager certification for someone in the business, and a copy of your insurance.3) Schedule and pass a production inspection from the NC Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services at our kitchen. 4) Congratulations! You may then contact the Community Kitchen Coordinator to reserve time in our kitchen.
Note that it is your responsibility to research and follow all local, state, and federal requirements and regulations that apply to the production, storing, and selling of your product. The NCDA&CS Food Program website is a great place to start: http://www.ncagr.gov/fooddrug/food/foodbiz.htm.