I have career choices in mind regarding food, and wondering if there are professionals out there who could give me some advice.
1. Personal/Private Chef Service
Perks: I love how in this career, I could create menus and cater to some really interesting events. Every event/menu is different, and I like how in this profession, there is always a change in food choices and people. There are not a lot of start up costs I could think of...it is basically just me and perhaps a website.
Negatives: If I choose this career I want to break into NYC or LA. (Because they are always needing personal everything, like chefs). I don't know anyone in those cities, and this profession is mainly word of mouth. How could I connect to high end Manhattan/ Hollywood clients?
2. Opening a bakery
Perks: I looovveee baking. I like the idea of building a brand, signature items, a logo...all those creative things. I also love waitressing, serving customers with coffee and stuff.
Negatives: Competition. (To make matters worse, television is marketing a lot of bakeries...cake boss, dc cupcakes arghhh!). Long hours, and A LOT of expenses.
3. Working at a food publication
Perks: I have that 'girl in stilettos working in an NYC office' image in my mind. Obviously, hard work is the real deal, and I am up for it. I'm a food blogger, so I am constantly taking photographs, writing articles, eating everywhere.... In a food magazine, I could do just that with a benefit of travelling. The hours are not crazy long, and pay is good.
Negatives: The magazine biz is one tough cookie, and it is hard to break into that field. Food magazines are harder because they take up half (or less than half) of the magazine world. Before actually landing a job, I would have to go through several UNPAID internships which could be very troublesome because it is hard to just land one internship these days.
Well, those are my top three, but I might come across some more. Any professionals out there willing to give advice? Thanks!