Do people seek you out when it’s time to throw a party or host a special event? Are they always asking you for your signature dish — or for any dish, because everything you make is so wonderful? You may want to consider a side gig with food. Just make sure you check into your state’s cottage food laws governing cooking in your home versus in commercial locations.
- Catering – Offer your services as a caterer for small parties or events. Catering doesn’t mean you have to stay at a site and serve. You can simply prepare the food and drop it off on the day of with the appropriate disposable heating equipment.
- Baking – Cookies, cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops, oh my! Put your baking and decorating skills to the test offering your sweet treats to businesses, caterers and friends or family.
- Personal Chef – You don’t have to work in someone else’s home to be a personal chef (though you can if they’re paying well enough). Offer your services preparing meals your clients can store in the fridge or freezer and simply heat up when needed. You can make a lot if you cater to specific groups; for example, those on the Keto diet or bodybuilders with specific health needs.
There are a lot of opportunities out there right now, especially with the limitations on restaurant dining and formal events. With a little creativity, you could whip up some serious cash.
~Here’s to Your Financial Health!