Probably a toss up between cooking healthy meals for families or a travel agent. They're really my two passions. Unfortunately I think travel agents are going by the wayside. And I spent a lot of time getting certifications for the cooking thing, but can't find a kitchen space even remotely affordable to try a go at it. I enjoy marketing, which is what I'm doing now, but if I could make a decent living at either of the others I would do so in a heartbeat.
I have a friend who cooks once a week for families. She works out of the Senior Center in maybe not the best part of town. The Senior Center has a registered kitchen, and she is able to rent space in it at an affordable rate.
She cooks Thai food once a week, on Monday's, and has about 6 different recipes that she rotates through. You can order full size (serves 6-8) for about $60 or half size (serves 3-4) for about $30. She makes Pad Thai and Spring Rolls and Curry with rice and other really great meals: Laab salad, etc. It's not cheaper than fast food, but it is cheaper (and better) than eating out as a family.
She sends out an email with the menu, and you respond if you want to order it, let her know what options you want (with chicken or shrimp or vegetarian, etc) and what time you want to pick it up. Then you stop in at the Senior Center and pick it up on the way home from work.
I think it is a genius business model! Low over head! No serving! No delivering! No irritating your neighbors with customers coming to your home! She has decided to offer lunches on Fridays. And she will be offering delivery on those Fridays to local businesses - a few seniors from the Senior Center are her delivery drivers.
Anyway, I'm sure you've look into it, but I just thought I'd tell you about my friend's experience. I would love a couple other family meal options like she is offering - my kids are not huge fans of Thai food, so I would enjoy some other menu choices...
Edited by wendy not in HI, 15 August 2017 - 03:47 PM.