What Is Needed to Start a Bakery
For the vast majority of people, baking is a hobby. It is something that they do to please friends and family members who come over to the house for dinner or to provide a special treat for their friends and family. There are also those Continue reading
The first thing any bakery needs to have is a good oven. There is a drastic difference between the ovens that a person uses in their kitchen at home and the industrial size ovens that people use in a bakery. Smaller convection ovens can hold up to five sheet pans. A double convection oven will hold twice as much and will also allow the baker to bake at two different temperatures.
Most bakers will also need a proof box. This is an area that allows the dough to rise at an appropriate temperature. Just like ovens, proof boxes come in a wide array of sizes. Smaller ones will hold about 20 pans. It is usually less expensive to buy a mobile proof box that is equipped with bakery casters as opposed to one that is built into the wall.
A good mixer is a must. Most bakeries have dough mixers that can hold between 30 quarts and 40 quarts of material. Having plenty of work space is also good. The sturdier the table, the better. The tables that a baker buys should be according to their height. It is going to be difficult for a short person to work on a tall table, and it will be a challenge for a tall person to be constantly bent over working on a short table.
All commercial bakers must have three sinks. One is to wash, one is to rinse, and the other is to sanitize. It is also necessary to have a mop sink that can be used for cleaning the floor. In addition to these items, miscellaneous items such as scales, tools for decorating cakes, oven mitts, and other hand utensils are a must.
For a person who loves baking, starting a bakery is the perfect way to do something that they enjoy while at the same time making a sustainable income.