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Pizza Dough

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  • #37465 Reply


    Hey guys,
    Im thinking of hosting Pizza Friday at my home in MA.
    I want to turn into an eventual business, but am unsure if I can make dough in my home kitchen.
    Im thinking Im ok because you can mix cake batter and all that have eggs. Pizza dough is just flour yeast salt and water. The pizza’s will be cooked in a wood oven in my back yard.

    any advise would be great.

    #37471 Reply


    Are you asking if you can levally make and servr food? I believe if you aren’t selling for a profit, it is OK. There is a “cottage law” though (specific to MA) you’ll want to look up, in caseylu havent already.

    Sounds like an awese idea neighbor!

    #37582 Reply

    David Crabill

    My guess is that you won’t be able to do what you envision. If all you are doing is making pizza dough, baking it, and then selling baked pizza crusts (with nothing on them) for customers to pickup, then yes, I’d say this is possible. You can sell bread as a cottage food operation in MA. I’m not sure if you could use an outdoor oven to do that, though.

    If you want to sell pizza, then you will need to use a commercial kitchen.

    #37584 Reply


    Hi Dave
    My plan is to make dough at home but cook offsite in a mobile wood oven

    Any thoughts?

    #37610 Reply

    David Crabill

    You won’t be able to use the cottage food law, since you are not baking the dough at home. Instead, it sounds like you will have to produce the dough in a commercial kitchen.

    #41613 Reply


    If i wanted to produce/sell a food product that is prohibited – would I need to outsource to a food manufacturer?


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