Foodnome showed the way for My Hoang, the owner of My Fair Kitchen in Eastvale. It is the first legally permitted Vietnamese home restaurant in Riverside County.
"Sometimes I cook for 10 hours, and I don't feel tired. Every time I see people enjoying my food, it makes me so happy," said Hoang.
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The former software engineer started My Fair Kitchen two months ago with the help of Foodnome, a website and app that helps home cooks through the permitting process and features their restaurants all in one place.
It was made possible through AB-626 which legalizes home kitchen businesses - with the county's approval.
The idea came from entrepreneur Akshay Prabhu. For about $1,000, the company helps walk home chefs through the cumbersome permitting process.
Chefs must pass a week-long food management certification course and undergo home kitchen inspections by public health officers; once approved, they're free to sell food from their home.
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