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Culinary Arts career in a small town?

I come from a small town in Ohio which consists, mostly, of farms and forest. What types of jobs should I keep an eye out for when looking for a place to advance my career? #cooking #culinary #culinary-arts #culinary-management #small-business

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Eula’s Answer

Good news about food... People need it everyday. But its available everywhere.
Your cooking must be more delicious than anyone else's
How many people live in your town. if its less than 50.000 I would say you can have a pretty good business.

Food is perishable, so buy what is needed every 4 days only. and have them delivered to you.
Start practicing at home. You need to figure out sauces, temperatures and cooking methods
You also need to learn cost factoring, menu design, and restaurant design.
You must learn about beverages and you must decide how upscale or simple your restaurant would be.
MacDonalds is a restaurant, Do you like the idea? or do you prefer fancier types of food and places?

Hope this helps, start cooking, this is the best way to start.
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Nour’s Answer

The demand for food can never stop even in a small town, people need it everyday.
So i think you need to look into the demand of your town.
Do you have food critics of bloggers in your town?, If you love food and love to write, why not become a food writer? A culinary school education could give you the language you need to describe the taste, aroma, and mouthfeel of ingredients. Plus, knowledge of cooking techniques and cuisines from around the world will help you to speak about food.

There are many different job options. You could start a blog and write reviews of the restaurants in your town, or share your own recipes. This may take some time to pay off, but many people have turned blogs into profitable careers.

Hope it helped
Best of Luck!
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Rohit’s Answer

Hi Zachary,

Depending on the size of the town you are from, you could open a small bakery, diner ,a take away outlet or food truck depending on the population size and investment you can go for. A critical decision in the food business, is the location of the outlet for that would ensure that your outlet has visibility.

Hope this answers.