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Are you blessed with good culinary skills? Do you enjoy spending time in the kitchen? There are many ways for people to make money cooking from home. Whether you are trained or just enjoy cooking it might surprise you that there are numerous ways to make money from your cooking skills.

If you are interested and want to find out more about how you can make money cooking at home this post will give you more information.

So if you want to turn your passion for food into a business keep on reading.

Please note: that it is very important to find out from your local health department what the regulations and restrictions are for starting a food business from home. You want to make sure you have all the documents and safety requirements in order.


Blogging is one of the best ways for you to share your cooking skills and recipes with the rest of the world.

Food blogs can be very lucrative Pinch Of Yum make over $50 000 a month in earnings. This did not happen overnight. It took time and consistency to earn so much money. There are many food blogs online so yes it can be very competitive but you can make your food blog unique.

Starting a blog does take time and effort in the beginning. You need to work on building your site. Be consistent, and write new posts regularly. Have an email list from the get-go. You may have very little traffic for the first few months. Don’t give up you need to be consistent and move forward.

If you stick it out and don’t quit you can make money blogging. Display ads, affiliate links selling e-courses and your very own cookbooks. You can also give cooking lessons in person while you work on your blog.

Some food bloggers earn six or even seven figures a year from their food blogs.

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Do you serve restaurant-style meals at home?

Use your culinary talent and make money cooking. There is a big demand for personal chefs. Think Valentine’s Day, Christmas season, New Year’s, or other special occasions you want a personal chef to come and cook for the occasion.

Also, make sure of what the clients want. Are there any food allergies and do you need to bring any special equipment or ingredients with you? If you want to become a successful personal chef be detail-oriented and know about different cuisines worldwide.

Having great communication and customer skills plus good time management. You should be able to handle feedback from clients even if it is not good.


I know of many stay-at-home moms and dads who sell home-baked goods from home to make money.

If you enjoy baking and you are passionate about baking then why not start a business from home? You can start off by selling to family and friends. Visit the local coffee shops, cafes, bakeries, restaurants and home-baked goods shops and ask if they are interested in selling your yummy baked goods.

Many restaurants, bakeries, and food outlets do not bake all the baked products they sell. Some of the baked goods are baked by other people living in the city/town.

How often do you visit a local market selling various home-baked products? This is another way for homebakers to make money. Find out more about the local markets and farmers’ markets in your area. Research and find out which would suit the products you sell.

You can set up a Facebook page letting people know about your home-baked goodies.


Do have fruit trees in your garden? Or do you know someone who can supply you with lots of yummy fresh fruits and berries? Is there a farm where you pay to pick fresh fruits? In South Africa, there are places where you pay to pick fresh strawberries, blueberries, cherries, peaches, roses and even walnuts.

Polkadraai Farm is a well-known strawberry-picking farm in the Western Cape, South Africa.

If you have lots of fresh fruits and berries and can’t eat them all why not consider making jellies, jams and marmalades? Often store-bought products contain lots of sugar and additives. Homemade jams, jellies and marmalades often contain way less sugar and add-on ingredients.

A local mom here in East London sells homemade jams and marmalades. She has unique and interesting flavour combinations like:

Gooseberry and gin jam

Ginger and whiskey jam

Apricot and rosemary

Blackberry and bourbon jam

You could sell your jams at local flea and farmer’s markets. Approach your local supermarkets, cafes, retailers and even bakeries to find out if they are interested in selling your jams. Homemade jams make great gifts you could maybe also approach gift shops or people who sell gift baskets.


Cooking speciality items and meals is another option for ways to make money cooking at home.

Cooking special dishes is a great way to make money. Do you know how to bake the perfect strudel or cinnamon bun?

What about offering pop-up dinners for clients who are looking for an authentic meal experience? A night in Paris or a Midditerean feast. Think of all the possibilities. Find out more about what speciality foods people in your city/town are keen on experiencing.

Have you mastered the art of baking croissants? I love croissants but boy are they tricky to bake. You can bake croissants and sell them at local bake shops if they don’t do so already.


So many families do not have the time and are too busy to create home-cooked meals every night of the week.

Offering meal-prepping services is one of the ways to make money cooking at home. Meal prepping is a way for people who love cooking to make extra money from all over the world. With so many meal prep options, you can draw up a menu and offer that to your customers.

Have a kit of ingredients ready for your customers that allows them to whip up tasty home-cooked meals in no time. Don’t stick to the same old menu day in and day out. Rotate the menu and add new meals regularly.

It is a good idea to also allow your customers to design their own menu some might have dietary restrictions. You need to accommodating. You can deliver the meal kits to your customers or they can pick it up at your house.

Have a look at HelloFresh to get ideas of the kind of meals families enjoy eating.


How often do you wonder about what you are going to be cooking for supper? Often?

I know it can be daunting having to decide and plan what to have for supper and I’m sure that I’m not the only stay-at-home mom who sometimes has no idea what to cook for supper. Do you end up resorting to takeouts, again?

If you know and plan your meals for the month why not make money by helping other families with planning their dinner meals? If not for the month you can help plan for the week. Ask the family what meals they enjoy eating, and what their budget is for the week or month.

Make sure to ask if there of any dietary restrictions you should know about. Meal planning helps you buy the ingredients you will be using for the week or month ahead. This is one way of saving money on your groceries.

My kids are always asking for wraps and you can add many different fillings to your wrap. Wraps are great for meal planning.


Canning is a great way for families and individuals to save money on food and groceries.

So if you are fortunate enough to plant your own veggies. Fruit canning can take time but can be worth it in the long run. This is a service you can offer to make money from home. Find out where you can advertise your services. Have a look at the local church notice board, community gardens or farmers markets.


Do you take lovely food photos that you share with family and friends on WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram?

Have you thought of becoming a food stylist? Help photographers create and take lovely photos of food. Help photographers who work for food magazines, blogs, advertisements, fast food outlets, cafes, restaurants and even individuals.

Okay, it is not cooking from home to make money but it is a way to make money working in the food industry. If you are a creative person and have a passion for food this is another way for you to look into to make money. You never know there may be occasions when you have to prepare and cook the food yourself for the shoot.

If this is something that really interests you research more online and on YouTube and find out how other food stylist started their careers.


So do you love scrolling through Instagram looking at all the delicious food accounts?

Why not start your own Instagram cooking account and let other people drool over your yummy food photos? What are the meals you cook that your family loves eating but the meals are also Instagram pic-worthy? Maybe you bake a lovely moussaka, the divine layers that you and your family can’t get enough of.

Work on building up your followers and then you can look at how to start monetizing your Instagram account with affiliate marketing and sponsored posts.


Yes, it does sound like a lot of work to put together a cookbook.

Create and plan all the recipes. Make sure the recipes all work 100%. Do you already have a folder or file full of your own recipes that are cookbook-worthy? Are your family and friends always telling you to put together a cookbook and sell it online or find a publisher?

What is stopping you from doing so? And if you are active on various social media accounts then you can promote your cookbook on social media to your followers. Research online about how you can self-publish your very own cookbook and sell it on Amazon.

Don’t let your recipes gather dust on the shelf or just sit there not being used.


How often do you watch YouTube food shows? Ofen? Well not start your own YouTube food channel?

YouTube is one of the world’s most popular platforms. Millions of people watch YouTube videos daily. You can share your food recipes with the whole world. Create a following and then you can monetize your channel. Affiliate links, sponsored videos and ads are the most common ways to make money on YouTube.

What type of content do you want to share with the world?

Healthy meals for the whole family? Tips on how to save money with meal prepping? Yummy desserts? There are so many food ideas you can share with others. Tell viewers about yourself, and make them laugh a little nothing better than putting a smile on someone’s face.

Being friendly and open can also help you gain subscribers and viewers who want to see more of your channel.


Have ever tried to cook a famous TikTok food trend that everyone is raving about?

TikTok food trends go viral fast. If you want to share your tasty recipes online then TikTok is an option. What food hacks do you know of that people would love using to save time in the kitchen and better still save money on food?

Make money from sponsored content, selling your own products,


Can you explain things to people in a way that is easy to understand? Are passionate about baking and cooking?

Teaching cooking classes is another way for people to make money cooking at home. You can start by giving small classes from home. And when your cooking classes become popular you can have bigger classes. Offer morning, evening and weekend classes.

A local mom teaches cooking classes and one of her most popular classes is the Valentine’s Day couples cooking lesson.

Remember to include the recipe plans, list of ingredients, and equipment needed ( if you are not supplying). Always have easy-to-follow recipes unless it is an advanced cooking class.

Having a YouTube cooking channel teaching cooking is also an option. Online cooking classes in person or pre-recorded is another option for you to research.


Do you know that many bloggers and food content creators do not write all their recipes?

Writing food recipes is not that easy. Recipes must be easy to follow, ingredients should be easily available, and readers should be able to cook the meal at home successfully.

Are you a vegan who comes up with yummy vegan meals? You could start selling your recipes online to vegan content food creators. Do you bake mouth-watering pastries? Think about the recipes you want to create. Are you going to include photos in recipes, if so how many?

Top food recipe sellers can charge over $300 for video shoots. You can join a freelancer site like Fiverr, Upwork and Guru. Pring magazines such as Eating Well and Cuisine and Home, pay $25 if your tip is published in one or more of their works.


Do you enjoy watching cooking shows, if you do check out the selection on sites like Swagbucks that pay you for watching their videos. For each video you watch you will earn points. Redeem your points for gift cards or cash. There are many gift cards to choose from popular online retailers.


There are numerous ways to make money cooking at home and it is a way for people worldwide to make money from home.

Not only can you make money but it’s a flexible way to earn, you can work the hours that fit into your daily schedule. If you are a stay-at-home mom work while the kids are at school or sleeping. Your husband can take the kids on weekends for a time to give you time to work.

If you dream of working for and following your passion for working with food don’t just give up. Now that you know a little bit more about how people make money cooking from home you can get started. What services interest you the most? Which service is one can you offer from home without having to buy expensive equipment in the beginning?

You can try more than just one of the ways to make money cooking from home. Research, and investigate in your city/town what is lacking and what gap can you fill.

Lastly but very important, please make sure you follow the laws and guidelines for food safety in your country. Make sure you have the right paperwork for your home-based cooking business.

Start cooking yummy meals and have fun!

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I hope this post has given you ideas on ways to make money cooking at home.

Experiment with different foods and flavours. And if you do start cooking from home to make money ask your customers what meals they are keen on trying out. Always be prepared to try new dishes. Have a look online and see what meals are popular with families and individuals.

Food allergies and dietary restrictions must also be considered when you cook from home for other people.

Consider the price of ingredients, the time you will be spending in the kitchen, the use of gas or electricity, speciality ingredients, packaging and transport costs.

Yes, there may be other people in your city/town cooking meals or offering food prep services but if you don’t try you won’t know if it could be a success or not!

I hope you have found this post informative and helpful.

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