Author:chef ssentongo Geoffrey
Blog :food entrepreneurship!
If you’re a culinarian, you have a lot of options when it comes to creating side gigs. Whether you start a small business or pursure passive income sources, there are countless things you can do with cooking skills and a culinary degree.
You don’t have to quit your day job to get started on any of the following culinary side hustles.
1- Sell a product
Perhaps one of the most obvious ways to earn extra income as a chef is to sell your food. If you love making salsa, or you think your bread is the best around, why not sell it? Farmers markets are good places to start.
2- Establish a pop-up Restaurant, food truck, or Ghost kitchen
Have you always dreamed of running your own restaurant, but you’re not quite ready to start one?
Establishing a pop-up Restaurant or food truck may be the perfect answer.
This type of business is often seasonal and temporary so it doesn’t require a huge full-time commitment. They are also less risky for you from a financial standpoint. If you’re not seeing the sales you would like to see in a particular area, simply pack up and move some-where else.
To start your food truck, you may either be lucky enough to find a used vehicle for sale that meets all your needs, or you may need to purchase and furnish one yourself.
3 – Offer prepared meals locally
Meal-prepping has never been more popular, but not every one has the time to prepare meals for themselves. Utilise your cooking knowledge know-how to sell pre-prepped meals in your area.
This side hustles can fit into any type of schedule, you can sell as many ready-made meals as you have as you like. Offering both delivery and pick up /carb side options will ensure that more people can safely enjoy your food. Meal prepping is not much different from catering.
4 – Teach an enthusiast class
Maybe instead of just giving people recipes you also guide them to become better home cooks. If this sounds appealing, teaching may be the side hustles for you.
5 – Start a food blog, podcast, or YouTube channel
These all after many opportunities for affiliate marketing, which means more cash in your pocket. The greater your following gets, the more brands and companies could pay you to promote their products.
You may decide to make your plat-form free or charge for subscriptions.
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