1. What is sustainable foods prep and cooking instruction?
Helping people learn how to prepare their own delicious foods with low environmental impact can be a very rewarding profession. You will teach people how to select local, seasonal, and organic ingredients, including tips on how to save money doing so (thus making it affordable to anyone, not just the eco-elite). You can instruct them on raw food prep, and vegetarian/vegan cooking to create scrumptious, low-carbon meals. You have many options of how you will do this, whether it’s with individuals or small groups, in a restaurant or home kitchen, and as a one-time or ongoing basis. No matter how you do it, you can see people light up as they discover how to bring healthy and yummy foods into their lives.
2. What required knowledge or skills are necessary?
There are no formal educational or training requirements for this job. All it takes is the ability to demonstrate how to source, select, and prepare eco-friendly foods. A good book to read to get you started is the Eco Foods Guide.
3. How much money is required to start?
$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)
4. What is the income potential?
$-$$ (on a scale of $ to $$$$$)
5. What is the best location for this business?
Urban (best), semi-urban (very good), suburbs (very good), rural (fair/poor).
6. Three best questions to ask yourself to find out if this business is right for you (if you can answer yes to all three, this business might be for you):
Do you enjoy teaching?
Do you have a passion for healthy food?
Are you in a position where you can start a business that might take 10-20 hours per week and not pay very much, at least at the beginning?
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