7 Ideas to Generate Income With Food Catering
LocalChefs apps are a pair of apps, one for the home chef offering the dishes and one for foodies to find unique, exotic dishes offered by the home chefs. This article is targeted to future home chefs in the making. The article is intended to help chefs explore some non-mainstream food ideas to serve the long-tail demand that is currently not met. We believe that these ideas allow home chefs to set themselves apart from restaurants and commercial catering services.
You of course, might have your own unique ideas to take advantage of LocalChefs apps platform to create a strong income stream. The ones below will hopefully complement them.
1. Offer Dishes for Diabetics
More than 100 million U.S. adults are living with diabetes or pre-diabetes, according to the 2020 report (here) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 34.2 million people (10.5% of the US population) have diabetes, while 88 million people aged 18 years or older (34.5% of the adult US population) have pre-diabetes.
People with diabetes have to observe dietary constraints to control the disease. A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Your dishes can be tailored to help people with diabetes and can distinguish you from others.
2. Offer Gluten-Free Dishes
An estimated 1 in 133 Americans, or about 1% of the population, has Celiac disease, a serious genetic autoimmune disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. Affecting at least 3.2 million Americans, Celiac Disease is more common than Crohn’s or Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
If people with the disease continue to eat gluten, studies show that their risk of gastrointestinal cancer is 40 to 100 times that of the normal population.
There are no pharmaceutical treatments or cures for Celiac disease. A 100% gluten-free diet is the only existing treatment for Celiac disease today.
Gluten-free diet catered by a home chef who cares is likely to be a big hit.
3. Offer Keto Diet Dishes
The keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Many studies show that this Keto diet can help lose weight and improve health.
The Keto diet drastically reduces carbohydrate intake and replaces it with fat. This reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. The ketosis state makes the body very efficient at burning fat for body’s energy needs.
If you share the passion of Keto diet, using LocalChefs app for sharing your keto creations for profit might be a great way to go.
4. Offer Kosher Food
Kosher refers to food that is in compliance with the strict dietary standards of traditional Jewish dietary regulations of kashrut. Kosher constraints are quite detailed to be described here. We point you to the Wikipedia page for the details.
Let your conviction and passion about kosher food be your guide in going down this potentially lucrative path.
5. Offer Halal Food
Halal refers to food that is in compliance with Islamic dietary laws and especially meat processed and prepared in accordance with those requirements. Again, let me point you to Wikipedia Page for details.
Halal is growing in demand and may be perfect food to offer on LocalChefs App if it fits your convictions and passion.
6. Offer Dishes That Are Unique, Non-Mainstream
Many home chefs have dishes that are unique for the cuisine and generally not found in the market. Perhaps, these are heirloom dishes handed down by parents and grandparents. The beauty of a long-tail market with wider audience is that you can offer a narrow set of unique dishes and still have large enough volume to make it worth your time and effort.
7. Offer a Single Dish that Becomes Your Brand Identity
A variation of the above takes the approach of narrow but strong offer to the extreme. With the wider audience, you can bring a thriving service with just one unique dish that you are master at. Let that dish become your brand identity on LocalChefs App platform. Become the “Go to” home chef for that dish and see the foodies beat a path to your door!