There are many people who are blessed with sublime culinary skills that choose to make money cooking from home. Whether you’re a trained professional, or just have a natural passion for cooking, there are several options to consider which can help to generate a side income from using the talent you have.
Try out these ideas to make use of your culinary wizardry, and without the issues of being away from loved ones as you slave away long hours in a commercial kitchen.
1. Start a Home Restaurant and Sell Online Using Delivery Services.
We sometimes refer to cloud kitchens as ghost kitchens, dark kitchens, virtual kitchens or satellite kitchens, but their primary aim remains the same, offering customers a delivery only business entity with no dine-in option to help save on operating expenses.
Starting your own cloud kitchen might seem daunting at first, however, there are plenty of online delivery companies such as Zomato, Swiggy, UberEATS and more that can list, promote and get your food out to customers whilst handling the marketing and sales side of the business for you. You decide what is on the menu and the price and they handle the rest.
The platform or mobile application will take orders; you cook the order and they will provide the driver who will deliver it to the customer. At the end of the week or month, you will get paid directly from the delivery company depending on what you have sold and will usually take some commission for their services.
You can also start your own website with a restaurant online ordering system from which people can order directly. You will have to handle the delivery and everything else, but you won’t have to pay the fees that you would if you were to use a service.
2. Tech Cooking Classes Online
Face to face online food technology classes are becoming more and more popular and is a good way to generate extra income if you can create fun and innovative classes where you can showcase your cooking talent whilst teaching others your recipes and methods. You could start by doing this on YouTube and then branch out to other platforms or create your own website. You will need a high-quality camera and microphone in order to capture the beautiful dishes you are teaching your students.
3. Make Money by Writing Recipes
This section also ties in with the above, but rather than making videos with audio, you will simply create, write and sell the recipes online to food blogs. You’ll need to network and source out bloggers or websites related to the cuisines you specialise …….