Forum Activity for @Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
02/02/16 01:49:31AM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I'm not looking to be "spoon fed." I thought this was a good forum to send out feelers. I'm more than happy to share!

The chocolatiers I've met thus far have been very welcoming, warm, friendly, and helpful, which is a huge reason I decided to go down this path. I've also spoken with some people who have decided to step away, so getting different people's perspective is always welcomed.

annalynn
@annalynn
02/01/16 10:46:20PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thanks! And, please feel free to keep them coming. I'm learning so much.

annalynn
@annalynn
02/01/16 09:56:39PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

I don't think I'll be leaving the Bay anytime soon. It's home and where my family is. Happy

annalynn
@annalynn
02/01/16 09:33:45PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thanks, @jim-dutton. I managed to find someone who is willing to share her process with me and she hires a kitchen. I found another person and I'm waiting to hear from them because it seems they produce truffles (with cream) from their home. Hiring a kitchen by myself seems so cumbersome, especially when you have to make a ganache, have to let it set, etc...

I also have another chocolatier friend who is trying to convince me to move to Boston. I'm not sure I want to go that route. Wink Yet? Laugh

annalynn
@annalynn
01/31/16 10:51:37PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Please see attached file; I'd love to get your interpretation.


Cottage Food Information.pdf - 87KB
annalynn
@annalynn
01/31/16 10:48:13PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Thanks, Jim. I'll definitely check it out. I was speaking with an employee with the county to obtain my permit and she provided me with the information.

annalynn
@annalynn
01/31/16 04:06:42PM
17 posts

Home Business Questions


Posted in: Tech Help, Tips, Tricks, & Techniques


Hi All,

In doing research with starting a home business as a chocolatier, I learned, in California, I won't be able to do it because of a law that was passed in 2013. Basically, if I am going to sell something that is not cooked and made with cream, butter, etc., I won't be able to make it from home and sell it to the public. I can, however, make caramel and sell those.

This leads me to my question(s):

1. If you're from California, or know of someone who is, what route have you/they taken to pursue this business?

2. If you hire a kitchen (typically per hour), how have you structured production?

3. If you've got tips or suggestions, I'd love to hear about them.

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,

Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
01/28/16 05:53:44PM
17 posts

Looking for a USED Dedy Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Rebecca,

Thanks for reaching out... I, literally, just got one the other day. I managed to find a Dedy mini guitar. Out of curiosity, for how much are you selling your guitar? I might have a friend who is interested.

Cheers,

Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
11/12/15 09:29:06PM
17 posts

Question re: Guitar Cutter Frames



Hello,

I wanted to inquire about recommendations for guitar cutter frames. I'd like some feedback regarding pros/cons of using 5mm/7.5mm frames.

Thank you!

Cheers,
Annalynn
annalynn
@annalynn
11/09/15 10:02:52PM
17 posts

Looking for a Mini Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Hi Larry,

Would you suggest getting a guitar cutter with a 5mm or 7.5 mm base? I'm wondering if there is a "standard". My hope is to make some savory chocolates which will be smaller in size, but for larger pieces, I'm wondering if there's a more common size (e.g. candy cups, etc.).

Thanks,

Annalynn

 

annalynn
@annalynn
11/05/15 01:29:05PM
17 posts

Looking for a Mini Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks, Larry! All very helpful. Laugh Based on sizing, I think I'm more keen to having a 15 mm and 22.5 mm frame. I shall update.

Cheers,

Annalynn


updated by @annalynn: 11/05/15 01:45:36PM
annalynn
@annalynn
11/04/15 03:56:51PM
17 posts

Looking for a USED Dedy Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Please let me know if you've got a guitar cutter that you're willing to sell. I live in the Bay Area and if you're local, will gladly pick it up.

Ideally, I'd like a Dedy 7.5 mm base with a 15mm and/or 22.5 mm frame Guitar Cutter, please.

Thanks,

Annalynn


updated by @annalynn: 01/31/16 03:55:38PM
annalynn
@annalynn
11/04/15 03:51:51PM
17 posts

Looking for a Mini Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Larry,

Thanks for the warm welcome and the tips on the Dedy. The more I look into a guitar cutter, the more I'm inclined to purchase a Dedy and it sounds like I should go with the 7mm. Wink

I've only been around TheChocolateLife for a week and I love it already! Happy

Now, I'm on a hunt for that guitar cutter.

Cheers,

Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
11/04/15 11:34:30AM
17 posts

Looking for a Mini Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Thanks, Clay. I haven't heard/read great things about the plastic pieces. Sounds like I may need to wait for a used guitar. Hopefully something reasonable pops up soon. 

annalynn
@annalynn
10/31/15 05:48:25PM
17 posts

Looking for a Mini Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

I'm just starting my chocolatier business from home and I'm looking for a mini guitar. I would also like to hear your thoughts/opinions about which brand to purchase and experience.

Thanks,

Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
10/29/15 12:59:42AM
17 posts

Chocolate Equipment for Sale: Hilliard Little Dipper & Dedy Guitar Cutter


Posted in: Classifieds

Nicole,

So bummed to miss out on your guitar cutter. I saw your post the other day (my account just became active today) and I missed your update by about 5 minutes. :(

Enjoy your travels!

Best regards,

Annalynn

annalynn
@annalynn
10/29/15 12:57:10AM
17 posts

Hello from the Bay Area!


Posted in: Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Hi everyone!

I'm Annalynn and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. My day job is that of a Human Resources Professional, but I've decided to pursue chocolate making on the side again, like I did when I was attending university. I'm, literally, just getting started and I'm doing everything from home.

I would love to connect with a lot of people in the chocolate community and look forward to collaborating with  and getting to know you.

I'm certain I'll have a slew of questions in the beginning and hope you don't mind providing some guidance.

Best regards,

Annalynn