Do you have a passion for food and everything about it? If yes, then starting out a business in the food industry might just be your calling. Whether you want to bring healthy food options to your potential clients or you just want to make your customers’ faces light up with each bite of what you prepared, owning a food-related business can be profitable.
It’s definitely hard work, but these foodie-focused business below might just inspire you to open up shop and start chopping.
If whipping up you cakes and pastries help you wade off boredom, why not make some money off it by opening a bakery? Pull your recipes (or create your own) and start.
Of course, you will need space (online and offline) and equipment so you can start accepting orders and delivering to locations. This business can be run full-time or as a side hustle during evenings and weekends. The best part about being in this business? There’s never any shortage of weddings and parties in Nigeria.
If you’re a skilled cook that can create delicious meals for a large group of people, you can start a business as a caterer. For big events like weddings, funerals and birthday parties, you would likely need a team. Otherwise, this can be handled by yourself or with an extra hand.
Ensure there’s enough kitchen space to prepare the meals and the means to transport the food to your clients. With tasty food and a great customer service, you’ll probably be having more customers than you can handle alone.
3. Grocery Delivery
With the busy lives we lead in Nigeria, most people barely have time to cook, let alone shop for groceries. If you have a spacious vehicle and some spare time, you can help these people make market runs and charge them for time and delivery.
All they need to do is send you their grocery lists and pay for the items you pick up for them. A unique idea on this concept is ingredient delivery, where you deliver the products and recipes needed to prepare specific meals.
4. Specialty food maker
With an increasing number of Nigerians living with Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and other illnesses, the market for more healthy and cholesterol-free specialty foods has grown exponentially.
With a little research, you could learn to make these specialty food for the sick and those who want a more healthy eating habit. You can package and sell through your online store or at local markets.
5. Food Truck
Want to open a restaurant without paying for shop space and kitchen equipment? With a decent truck and a small-scale food prep station, you are good to go. Some of the advantages of this business is lower startup costs and lower risk of failure.
It’s advisable to pick a specific type of food or cuisine you’re good at and work on perfecting recipes in that category to sell at your mobile eatery.
6. Personal Chef
Another way to tap into the Nigerian busy life is by offering personal chef services. This business requires a strong cooking skill and careful planning (Weekly or daily meals for your clients).
If you’ve ever fantasized about working for a celebrity or public figure, this is your chance!
7. Nutrition Coach
Many people who want to lose weight and eat better simply don’t know where to start. This is where you come in. The good part is, you don’t have to be a registered dietitian to offer meal plans and diet counseling. You can easily get ideas by reading up some good nutrition books and/or take online courses.
With the right information and resources, you can help people get more healthy and make some money for yourself while at it.
8. Cookbooks and recipes
Many Nigerian women desire to cook good meals and might need a little help in this regard. You can dole out different recipes through your website and teach different cooking methods.
In fact, many people now turn to the Internet and social media platforms to find latest recipes and purchase their cookbooks. You can easily monetise your recipes and cooking methods.
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