Thank you so much Pamela for requesting to be my friend. Well I'm a graduate of the New England Culinary Insititue. I did my first internship at The Ritz Carlton Sarasota and my second one at Wynn Las Vegas. I stood on there after it was complete and I went on to open as a cook in a restaurant called SWITCH inside Mr. Wynn's newiest casino called Encore. After leaving Wynn I worked in SeaBlue a Michael Mina restaurant inside MGM Grand as a pastry cook there. Now I'm currently the Executive Pastry Chef for City Grocery Restaurant Group in Oxford, MS.
I am glad I made your day. I have a catering business on the side. By day I work as a Physical Therapist Assistant. I have such a great passion for baking that I had to pursue it. I love the creativity it allows. Anything is possible!
The state of Illinois does not have a "cottage law." You cannot bake from home in the state of Illinois unless you are baking for a non-profit agency e.g. a church, etc.
***A cottage law allows home food processors to bake from home for profit.
I will post a few of the incubator kitchens in Illinois that I am familiar with, and you are welcome to do your own search. These located are posted on my website and are licensed food processing facilities. Please remember to ask all kitchen rental owners if they are licensed and insured. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email me.