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Start a Culinary Career


If you have a passion for cooking, or food in general, here are some niche careers to consider:

  • Personal Chef
  • Catering Business
  • Vegetable Gardener/Farmer
  • Food Consultant
  • Nutritionist
  • Restaurant Owner
  • Food TV Show
  • Cooking School Owner
  • Freelance Food Writer/Blogger
  • Cookbook Author
  • Food Newsletter Publisher
  • Food Stylist
  • Food Photographer
  • Supermarket Owner
  • Specialty Foods Shop Owner
  • Wholesale Food Importer/Exporter
  • Food Gift Baskets

With the food industry as large and diverse as it is, numerous opportunities exist for you to carve out your own special niche and do what you love. When it comes to cooking, everyone can appreciate eating well-balanced meals. Your exciting food career can span a myriad of outlets including your own tv show, writing on the subject and providing personal chef services to busy professionals, individuals and families. Consider taking a culinary college course and attending cooking classes in your area.


Industry Resources & Inspiration

American Personal & Private Chef Association

United States Personal Chef Association

Nation's Restaurant News

Le Cordon Bleu Patisserie and Baking Foundations (Hardcover)

The Professional Chef by The Culinary Institute of America (Hardcover)

Getting Your Specialty Food Product Onto Store Shelves: The Ultimate Wholesale How-To-Guide For Artisan Food Companies

Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Business

Cakes, Bakes and Business: The Practical Guide to Starting Your Home Baking Enterprise

Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Memoir, Recipes, and More




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