How to Start a Bakery business in south africa page 2

How to fund your baking business in south africa?

You can finance your baking business by any or all of the following ways:

  1. Fund your startup yourself.
  2. Pitch your needs to friends and family.
  3. Applying for a Business loan
  4. Finding your business through crowdfunding
  5. Apply to local angel investor

Health requirements

No business can sell prepared food to the public until they have a health certificate. During a health inspection the council will check:

  • Sinks and tables in the food preparation area (these should preferably be of stainless steel, which is easy to clean and does not harbour dirt and bacteria)
  • Ceilings, walls and floors (for cracks where bacteria might breed)
  • Ventilation and lighting (to avoid damp and dark)
  • Storage facilities like fridges and deep freezers (to ensure everything operates at the right temperatures – bacteria thrives between seven and 65 degrees)
  • Clothing and equipment (such as headgear, overalls and gloves) to be worn by staff who prepare or handle food.