AB-626

The California HomeMade Food Act, AB-626

Opens the Food Industry’s Doors to

Home-Based Cooking

The California HomeMade Food Act, AB-626 makes it legal for you to create a legitimate micro-enterprise home restaurant operation right in your kitchen. Join the revolution -- get informed about this industry-shifting policy and make your HomeMade App profile today.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS HOMEMADE?

The HomeMade App is a whole new way to eat! We connect local home-based cooks with nearby hungry customers who can browse unique menus and order fresh and healthy homemade food. Download the app today and discover a whole new way to share your cooking passion or experience new culinary discoveries!

How do I receive an order from HOMEMADE?

Customers may view available dishes on your menu for quick pick up or for future dates. The HomeMade app allows customers to select portion size, dish options, desired pickup times along with any special requests. Once the customer has paid for the order, you’ll confirm the order and notify them of the pick up time and location desired. For easy communications, you can chat directly with the customer.

What are the fees?

We understand that we’re only as successful as our Home Cooks, which is why it’s our mission to make sure that we provide you with tools and resources you need to succeed. Each order placed through the HomeMade App will have a 15% convenience fee that is split down the middle between Home Cooks and their customers.

WHO ARE HOMEMADE CUSTOMERS?

HomeMade customers are local people in your community in search of new, tasty, and fresh homemade food dishes to experience.

What permits do I need?

Requirements may differ in each county. Currently, you will need to complete the Standard Operating Procedures Form, apply for a permit in your county, and get your Food Safety Manager Certification. In addition, if you have other people in your home kitchen, each will need to obtain a Food Handlers Permit. 

How do I get paid?

We make getting paid super easy. We deduct a small service fee and put the rest of the funds directly into your account. It's that simple.

In addition, you can log into your HomeMade Chefs Portal at any time to review your orders, transactions, and payouts or setup real-time notifications.

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