Posted by 2015-01-06 15:14:00
Title: I am interested in operating a bakery. My wifes and my goal is to own a small bakery to sell kosher ...
I applaud your start! Overhead can destroy your dreams pretty quickly and you have found the perfect situation, my brother and I did the exact same thing when we first started making croutons. The most important thing is to realize that this must be a win-win situation for both parties or one of you will feel they may be taken advantage of. I would propose that you first ask them what they are comfortable with. Are they looking for a certain amount of free product or are they happy with deeply discounted pricing. Take their proposal away from the first meeting and make sure it makes financial sense for you and don’t be afraid to try to bargain a little with them as they are turning down time for their machines into added profit.
In our case, we simply agreed to an hourly rate for “equipment time.” An option for you could be to do the same and then exchange that time for full-priced product and at the end of every week sort out who owes who any difference.
Cheers and best of luck with your venture,