Pedro Point Creative


Gheeva Chung, Owner of Pedro Point Creative
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You have a great idea for a business, but you have wondered, "Where can this dream come true?" You have found your answer: Pedro Point Creative.

If you have a special skill or knowledge that would be helpful to others, we offer a state-of-the-art classroom facility and commercial kitchen rental. We can help you launch your own seminar series or hands-on teaching opportunities. No idea is too big or too small: anything from cooking and nutrition classes to watercolor workshops.

Or perhaps you have that special recipe and your friends have always taken one bite and said, "You should sell this!" You can. Our fully licensed commercial kitchen rental is FDA approved and rentable by the hour. So roll up your sleeves and make money doing what you love.

EMAIL US AT: kitchenista@ppcreative.com

Ready, Set, Go!

Food Entrepreneurs San Mateo County
To permit or not permit, that is the question. Here are suggestions to help guide you through the convoluted permit maze process.

If you are a personal chef and cook meals at your clients home, you do not need a permit nor need to use a licensed commercial kitchen.

If you plan on selling your product retail (no resale) and the place or client that you are selling to does not have a permit to sell food, you will be required to obtain a permit from the San Mateo Environmental Health Department and use a licensed commercial kitchen to prepare and cook your product. You cannot use your kitchen at home. The most common permits offered are a catering permit will allow you to sell your food, farmer's market permit to sell at farmer's markets, and mobile food catering permit to sell on a mobile food truck.

If you plan to sell your product to a business wholesale, on the Internet (ecommerce), in the state of California, you will need to get a permit from the California Department of Public Health.

First Steps
  1. Create the name of your company and secure a domain name.
  2. File for a Fictitious Business Name with the County of San Mateo County Clerk. For more information, visit the site.
  3. Apply for a business license from the city you live in.
  4. Contact the San Mateo County Environmental Health Department for a permit for catering, farmers market, or mobile food truck. Find out more...
  5. Register and take a course for Food Safety Certification.
  6. Sign up for kitchen time at Pedro Point Creative at $25 per hour and get the party started!
Additional Steps
Marketing collateral is very important to the success of your business. You need:
  • Company logo
  • Tagline: A short sentence on what you represent
  • Copy for your brochure(s), website, newsletters
  • Photos
  • Email marketing. Use an email marketing service to prevent your account from being shut down or blocked as spam.
Need help getting started?
Gheeva Chung provides coaching, mentoring, and consulting services. Call 650-738-1358 or email kitchenista@ppcreative.com

EMAIL US AT: kitchenista@ppcreative.com

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Pedro Point

Pedro Point Creative | 650•738•1358 | 1275 Danmann Avenue • Pacifica • CA 94044 | kitchenista@ppcreative.com