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Peanut Free Bakery Start Up - Boston

Hey Everyone,

I've been on the site for awhile but never posted, I love all the info here! I'd love some feedback on something though.

My toddler daughter has a severe peanut allergy which we've known about for just about a year now, all of our friends have become very educated and interested in allergies. They've watched us struggle to be able to find safe foods and watched us interrogate people in restaurants and bakeries.

Two of my best friends want to start a peanut free baking company! They are very experienced, one went to pastry school and the other has been a chocolatier. They would use our kitchen since we live in a fully tree nut and peanut free home and there have never been any peanuts in this kitchen as long as we've lived here, and we sanitized when we moved in. They are extremely well educated about peanut safety and label reading.

My question for you guys is what would you look for in a peanut safe bakery, knowing that there wouldn't be a physical location, they would do mostly delivery service or pick up? What kind of information would you want to have, what questions would you have, etc? And the fun part, what kind of baked goods would you want to have have?! They plan on doing a lot of birthday cakes, they know that much already.

We're in Boston :)

Thanks in advance everyone!!
Meaghan

By zukabaker on Tue, 09-02-14, 19:41

I see that this is an older post but I wanted to comment on it.
I own a peanut free, tree nut free bakery on Long Island NY.
The hardest this is making sure that everything is peanut and tree nut free and than making sure that the products that you order are the same week to week. Sometimes the vendors will substitute similar products from what you normally order.
Also you must reach out to the vendor directly to ensure that products are nut free and made in a nut free environment.

Hope that helps!

Evan Zucker

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