If you’re looking for a change of career, why not look at the gifts that you were born with? There’s never been a better time to get into the drink, food, and scent industries. If you’ve got a natural talent for decoding what’s good for the senses and what isn’t, you can put your in demand skills to good use and make a tidy profit at the same time. Below, we take a look at some options that’ll have you tasting and smelling your way to a new career.
For the Beer Lover
If you’re a frequent beer drinker, you’ll have noticed that there’s been a pretty intense influx of craft beers in your local watering holes. You’ll know that they taste great; you might not know that starting your own craft beer company isn’t as complicated as you think! Virtually all beer companies get started with a simple home brew, which anyone with some time can make. Pick up the simple equipment connected to beer brewing, get playing around with styles, and if you make a great beer then you can start thinking about manufacturing on a bigger scale and selling!
On the Move
Craft beer’s trendy partner in crime is the food truck, which is finding its way into city’s across the country, offering a range of delicious meals from around the world at affordable prices. If you have a few tasty meals up your sleeve, why not look at opening your own food truck business? You’ll need a truck, a commercial refrigerator and cooking equipment, and industrial cleaning supplies. Once you get approved from your local authorities, you’ll be able to travel from site to site, serving up your food as you go.
If you feel more comfortable in your home rather than out on the streets, then you can also turn your home cooking talents into a profitable business. There are plenty of ideas out there. Depending on your area of expertise, you can become a caterer, bake goods, or sell your niche products, like jam and other preserves. You’ll be able to sell them in stores or out at craft markets and fairs. Cooking from the comfort of your own home, and then selling your creations for a profit? Sounds perfect to us!
Behind the Scenes
Food businesses aren’t just about creating and selling. There’s a whole batch of jobs within the food industry that don’t have anything with creating and selling at all. If you know your way around a kitchen, you can give cooking lessons. You can also become a ‘food nutrition coach’, which helps create diets based on a person’s individual needs.
Sense of Smell
We’ve talked about taste, but what about smell? If you have a razor sharp nose, you can put it to good use by using it to make a living! Jobs for such people include creating perfumes, tasting wines, or odor testing. It’s an interesting way to use one of your senses each day; quite the opener at a party!