Working with food can be fun if you enjoy spending time in the kitchen. Maybe you have some great recipes and you dream of opening your own restaurant so that you can share that food with others. Maybe you have a knack for making just the right foods for weddings and other get-togethers and you want to start a catering business.
No matter what your food or cooking passion is there is a job you can turn it into. Some can just be done on your own and some can bring new jobs to the area you live in. Here are some food businesses you may want to consider if food is your passion.
Start A Catering Business
Some restaurants do both dining within and catering these days. That way they can always be bringing money in. You can open a restaurant that does both, or if you have something great, food-wise, to offer, you could just do the catering thing.
People hire caterers for all types of events. They may cater the office Christmas party, a wedding, or even a family reunion.
Start A Food Truck
Food trucks can be a really fun business venture and allow you to drive where people will want to buy what you’re selling. You may want to get a contract with a factory where you can pull up during lunch hours, or maybe sit down by the beach on a busy day.
You do need to know the laws in your area for food trucks. Some places do not allow them, and some places will have laws about where you can sell your food and park your truck.
Open A Small Restaurant
If you don’t want to open something that turns into a big chain you can always opt to open a small restaurant. Maybe you even want to make it a meal-specific one, like breakfast only or brunch only. Have fun with it. Make sure to get all the licensing and health inspections done so your business is legit.
Consider A Franchise
Often the best option for someone first getting into the restaurant business is to go with a franchise. You get a business with an already established reputation and you get help setting everything up. You still have your initial investment, so you’ll need startup funds, but you’re almost guaranteed a successful business.
Try A Cottage Business
If you simply like to bake or make candy and you want to run your own small food business you could go the cottage food business route. There are still laws about what foods you can make and sell, but there are fewer stipulations when it comes to needing licensing and such, you just need to be making things out of your own home. Your cottage business could turn into something more lucrative down the road.