There are a lot of people that are passionate about food these days. There are also people looking to go into business for themselves. When those two interests intersect it is can be a match made in heaven. However, the restaurant business is very difficult and more people fail than succeed.
Luckily there are other food based businesses that have a much better chance at success. Thanks to the internet there are a lot of businesses that deal with food that are now possible to make a lot of money from. In this article, we will go over a few ideas so you can find the right fit for you.
1 – Meal prep delivery
People on special diets or those that simply don’t have time to cook for themselves are all getting into meal prep. It’s a system in which they buy food in bulk and then cook it in bulk. It’s then portioned and ready to eat for the whole week.
Some people either hate to cook or don’t even have the time to do it once a week that would love for somebody else to do it for them. This is when your skills as a cook can come in. there is the option to do online meal delivery to every corner of the country. Once you cook the food and portion it out, you can put it in a cryogenic freezer until you are ready to ship it.
In many places you can do this out of your kitchen but check your local regulations to make sure that it is legal to do this.
2 – Food truck
Creative chefs that don’t have the money or the backing to open a restaurant are making a killing by running food trucks instead. It’s the best of both worlds for them since they can take a common item like a taco and make a creative version to sell from a food truck.
It does cost a bit to get started since you have to buy the truck, outfit it for your needs, and get all the permits. Yet, it’s a fraction of what it costs to open a restaurant plus the ongoing costs are far lower.
3 – Fresh pasta
Everybody loves fresh pasta but not everybody wants to make it. It is time-consuming and not easy to get right if you don’t know what you are doing. Opening a fresh pasta place for people to take out ravioli or fettuccine to then cook at home is a great way to make money from food.
You only need a small space to get started and flour, eggs, and water are all very inexpensive. You can be quite imaginative and create some unusual offerings that people can’t get anywhere else.
There are also possibilities for add-ons such as sauces to take out or even prepared meals that people can heat up at home. There is even the possibility of running pasta making classes that take up little time and bring in a lot of money.