Whether your children are now old enough to go to school and so you’ve got more time to focus on yourself, or you have always dreamed of starting a catering-based business of your own, turning your cooking into a business could be the answer. Does everyone love the food that you prepare? Do you always get good remarks about your cooking? If the answer is yes, then perhaps starting a food-based business could be a good idea for you.
If you are looking for something that you can do around your little ones and family life, a catering business could be the answer. The great thing about these kinds of businesses is the fact that there are so many different options to choose from, so you have plenty of choice in terms of what you do. For ideas and inspiration for launching your catering business, have a read of the suggestions below.
Launch a cupcakes and birthday cakes business
Are you a skilled cake maker and decorator? If the answer is yes, then launching a cake and cupcakes business could be a fantastic route to go down. If you love to bake, then this kind of business could be ideal. You could choose to do it from home, or you could opt to launch a cake shop complete with a seating area – for this, you would need quality tables or table legs and tops, as well as a range of other accessories. Or, if you would prefer to work with a smaller budget, then you could run your cake making a business from home, baking cakes to order for birthdays, weddings, and other occasions.
Create homemade sweets with a twist
Do you have the skill of being able to create delicious homemade sweets? If you are a master of boiled sweets, toffee, and lollipops, then perhaps you might want to consider setting up a homemade sweet business with a twist. Wondering what the twist could be? How about alcoholic sweets? Everyone loves foods infused with alcohol, and what better food to add alcohol to than sweets? Or, another option could be to offer allergen-free sweets. However, you would have to be incredibly careful about cross contamination.
Offer meals on wheels
Are you more of a savory cook than a baker? If so, perhaps offering a meal on wheels service could be ideal. You could either offer meals to order or each day offer a different meal for delivery. This could be a service for pensioners or a service for everyone – it depends on what would work best for you. You can’t beat a homemade meal, so this type of service is sure to be a success, it’s just a case of finding your unique selling point, such as that all the food is allergen free or that it is all locally sourced.
Love the concept of turning your passion for food into a nice earner? Hopefully, the tips and advice above will help you to do that successfully, and launch a small food-based business.