Cooking is an art form mainly for the taste buds but also oftentimes for the vision as in some ways, it produces edible visual arts that could satisfy both the palate and the eyes. Chefs are artists in the kitchen, but they can also become very effective entrepreneurs.
Naturally, many chefs focus on having their own restaurants and other related businesses. Ashish Massey is among those who have succeeded in combining their cooking talents with business pursuits. He owns three major restaurants in Delhi, and he is also involved in kitchen design and equipment business.
Harpal Singh Sokhi is an Indian celebrity chef who is popular as the Dancing Chef of India. He has opened several Indian specialty restaurants in various parts of the world like the Khazana in Dubai. He now has a restaurant chain known as The Funjabi Tadka. He is also engaged in organizing Indian food festivals and cooking schools.
Chefs in the media light
Well-known chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Anthony Bourdain, Julia Child and Nigella Lawson are rare breeds who remained faithful to cooking while pursuing careers in showbiz and business in general.
Meanwhile, there are chefs who have turned to publishing to either promote their business or gain some level of credibility or even celebrity status.
For instance, restaurant-based and celebrity-authored cookbooks are common, but only a few are written about street food. This is where Nisha Patel and Nishma Chauhan exactly found their niche with their book “Grill My Cheese,” which is also the name of their popular street food brand in London.
Patel, the co-founder of the business and co-author of the book, has worked for a year to come up with a cookbook dedicated to cheese sandwiches, per Courier Magazine.
For other chefs who became authors like Saiphin Moore and Emily Dobbs, finding a specialty on their food business also provides the inspiration for writing books. Moore focuses on a vegetarian cookbook, while Dobbs is trying to promote Sri Lankan street food through her book.
Some chefs found their calling by focusing on highly specific niches. Ariane Resnick, for instance, is now earning between $15,000 and $26,000 per month from cooking-related income streams without formal chef training. However, she does have a nutritionist certificate.
According to Forbes, her specialty is preparing healthy foods that are restrictive in terms of ingredients, and she focuses on foods that do not have gluten, soy, dairy, red meat, or white foods. She started as a private chef charging $500 a day for a complete meal catering to highly restrictive diets. Her niche led to other income streams like speaking engagements, food brand endorsements, wellness and nutrition consulting, and book royalties.
Career shifts are part of professional and personal growth. However, it may not necessarily involve the abandonment of a line of work but may simply mean expanding and branching out, just like how these chefs have done it.
Why is the stock market up?
A global pandemic. The President impeached. Raging wildfires across the west coast. Riots throughout major cities. The Olympics cancelled. The...
The biotech sector in Bavaria has strongly developed over the last years
Bavaria has been able to establish itself as a location for biotechnology and innovation in recent decades. However, at an...
How the coronavirus pandemic impacted the German Fintech sector
The coronavirus pandemic has clearly affected the Fintech sector in Germany. However, some of the companies that are currently struggling,...
What’s the problem with the Dow Jones? Maybe it’s overvalued
So far, the Dow Jones has yet to exceed the high of its current advance on August 3rd. Who knows...
Fruitbox Africa: Frankfurt investor and Siemens to create jobs in Ethiopia
The Frankfurt investor Lutz Hartmann and the technology giant Siemens want to invest in Ethiopia. Creating jobs, training young people,...
Featured5 days ago
Qonto registered over €900 million value of transactions on Italian current accounts
Cannabis6 days ago
Cannabis light company to sponsor Italian soccer league teams
Crypto7 days ago
Why are Ethereum fees higher than Bitcoin ones?
Business6 days ago
XRApplied sitting pretty on the precipice of the XR boom