Food Business Ideas for Chefs and Bakers Who Do Not Want to Open a Restaurant

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For food entrepreneurs, opening a restaurant is not your only option. Whatever your reason may be, whether you lack the funds for a physical store or do not want to manage one, you can always sell your products on the internet.

The internet is a market place that has a lot less demand than its traditional counterparts. For one, opening an online shop is not as expensive because you do not have to rent a physical space nor hire a crew. Here are a couple of online food business ideas that you should consider:

How About an Online Bakery

If you are an experienced baker, you already have the tools necessary to make baked goodies. The next thing you have to do is to accept orders.

You have to find your specialty in order to set yourself apart. Are you an artist whose canvas is frosting? Many people are looking for custom-made cakes online to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, wedding, promotion, or any other milestone. Can you make vegan brownies and cookies? What about nut-free and gluten-free? Although not necessary, having a specialty will set you apart from other bakers out there.

Processed Fruits in Jars

If you are looking for food products that will be easy to do? Try establishing your own processed fruit factory.

You can make fruit sauces, fruit jams, pie fillings, fruit juices, etc. They do not require a specific skill nor do you need to acquire new machinery. Moreover, this business venture only needs a small startup capital.

Experts predict that there will be an increase in demand for these products in the future. People, after all, have busy lives and they have a preference for ready-to-eat products. This is the right time to get into the industry.

Sell Baby Food

Many parents who work full-time jobs rarely have the time nor the energy to make food for their babies. However, nowadays, those that can be bought from supermarkets are no longer a suitable option for many.

You can come to the rescue tired parents by making and selling healthy baby food online. Go for recipes that are nutrient-dense and can be customized based on the baby’s needs. Then, of course, offer to deliver the food right to your customer’s doorsteps.

Baby food is fairly easy to make. Moreover, babies only need to eat small portions per meal. If you can source organic ingredients, all the better for concerned parents who only want the best for their babies.

Food and Nutrition Blog

If selling is not your thing, you can still use your culinary skills to earn money. Blogging is still a popular way to make a profit online.

You can try to post your recipes and cooking tips on your website. However, you need to post regularly to gain a following and steady online traffic. Eventually, big companies will be paying you to display their ad on your website or feature their products on your posts. This venture requires little to no start-up cost, just a genuine love for cooking and nutrition.

These are just a few business ideas you can do.  However, you can basically do anything nowadays through the internet. You can sell carefully-curated fruit baskets, offer meal plans, etc. Go with what your community needs and what you will enjoy doing for a long time.

By Nikolaj Salinger

After graduating from university, Nikolaj went off to backpack across South East Asia to recharge himself for the next chapter of his life. Realizing there was more to explore, he ditched his return flight home and decided to wander some more. While he sees backpacking as an expression of freedom, Nikolaj gets easily attached to a place, and stay there longer than usual. Over the course of three years, he’s had several jobs, usually at hostels where he stays, bookstores, and restaurants. He’s met people from all walks of life and still keeps in touch with them. If he has time to spare, he reads and writes voraciously, much of which is dedicated to this blog.