4 Important Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Commercial Bakery
Choosing the bakery that will supply a local business is a big decision for a business owner. There is a lot of time and consideration that goes into the decision. As a Durham commercial bakery, our team at Triangle Pastry Co understands how important this decision is.
We talk to local businesses and Durham coffee shop owners regularly who are going through this decision process. We suggest that businesses ask certain questions to learn more about the commercial bakery before hiring them.
4 important questions to ask any commercial bakery before beginning to work with them are:
1. When Are Baked Goods Prepared?
It is important to know how far in advance baked goods are prepared. This determines how long they can be in stock at a business or coffee shop.
2. How Are Baked Goods Prepared?
It is important to know what ingredients are going into the baked goods and what options are available. Are there ingredients being used to make the baked goods stay fresher longer? Are there gluten free, vegan, or other special dietary options?
3. Where Is Baking Happening?
There are certain codes that must be considered when preparing baked goods. Many commercial bakeries are run out of a home. Running a bakery out a home is not a bad thing. But, they must still pass certain guidelines.
4. Who Will Be Baking and Delivering?
Will someone be baking and someone else be delivering the baked goods? It is important to know the point of contact at all points in the process.