Every time you invite your friends for dinner and the gastronomer inside of them awakens and they keep praising your home cooked food until they leave. If you have got a reputation of a gourmet in your circle and you are supposed to know the secret recipe for finger-licking culinary delights, then you are not doing justice to the gift that you have been given.
Starting a cooking business from home and becoming a pro can be your next move and believe us, you can make a lot of money out of your home cooking business, way more than you would have ever imagine.
If you are getting deterred by the fact that there is no one to guide you through, don’t worry, we have got you covered Chef! A lot of apps and websites are acting as a forum to connect food connoisseurs and the people who wish to share their cuisines with the world (Don’t tell us that you are surprised, Come On! It’s 2018 already).
EatWith.com, Feastly, Eat with a Local, Cookapp and NewGusto are not even the handful of them, the list is too Looong. These sites have revived the food sharing economy and the menu ranges from simple bread and butter to a five-star like exquisite culinary delights.
Without further adieu, let’s answer the question which is looming over your head now, How to start a home cooking business? Let’s us dig deeper into it.
1. Delve Into The Legalities
Nothing can escape the long arm of law and home cooking business owners are no exception (Pun intended). The state rules and ordinances vary drastically in the case of home-based cooking business.
In some places, such business is forbidden where at some places it’s a norm and the only paperwork that you may require is a food-service certification which is granted by the concerned health department.
At many places, food for public consumption is not allowed to be prepared at home and you might have to hire a commercial kitchen to match the stringent compliances set by the authorities. An article published in Entrepreneur states that you ought to have a liability insurance if in case someone falls sick after having your food.
Legal experts suggest that even though you operate from home, but you should treat your business as a different entity altogether. Registering your home based cooking business as an LLC immune you from a lot of obligations and will not create a charge on your personal assets if the business collapses.
2. Fishing In The Right Pond
You might be making the tastiest and fluffiest cupcakes on the planet, but if there isn’t a market/demand for your cuisines, your venture could fall on its face. General wisdom suggests catering to focus groups in the initial stages, and not spending a bomb on packaging and branding. Try to cover few retail locations before blazing all your guns.
3. Trying To Keep Your Sanity Intact, Trying Not To Be A One Man Army
While you may have run a blog or taken a class in school on bookkeeping, painstakingly consider aligning experts for assignments that are outside of your domain of mastery. In spite of the fact that you could do these assignments, your chance can be better spent developing the business, and the outcome is more often than not of higher quality by hiring experts.
4. Pricing Your Products The Right Way
Work hard looking into equivalent items and deciding your expenses before setting costs. You can’t make money in the event that you to charge $20 for baking work that takes you hours to finish. On the off chance that you price things too high, you would deter your prospective customers.
Pricing too low could set a negative impression that your items are of inferior quality and that is difficult to break. You may get customers, yet you won’t make a sustainable profit, which can get under your nerves and will make you feel as if you’ve squandered your opportunity.
5. Purchasing Raw Materials With Prudence
Perceive that costs for your materials will vary. Costs for the things that you will use once a day, for example, flour, margarine, and eggs, are not static and will change in view of occasions in the economy and industry.
Purchasing in mass when things are marked down can spare significant cash.
These words of wisdom should do just enough for you to get started and go ‘Pro’. In the event that cooking is your thing, there are countless ways to make a side-income out of it. Be imaginative — both in the kitchen and outside of it and don’t just sit around the shores and be content with the waves washing your feet, dive into the ocean by doing a cannonball and you will be through.