You won't be able to legally start anything, at home or otherwise, unless you have a work permit. If you intend to work in the U.S.A., obtaining a work permit should be your first priority.
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For career changer's (inexperienced,home cook, no culinary school) - Page 2post #31 of 411/27/14 at 12:17pmpost #32 of 411/27/14 at 1:45pm
perhaps you don't grasp the basics of your situation.
you are in the USA on an H4 visa - a dependent of another (non-citizen) legally working person.
you may not earn money from a home based business
you may not earn money from a non-home / other based business
you may not work for an hourly wage
you may not work for a salary
you are not permitted "earned income"
you can conduct cooking classes from your home until the pan burns black.
unless you charge money - then you're in the "earning" situation.
operating a home cooking school and charging participants money in excess of the utilized ingredients would likely not be a happy thing at Immigration; if and when "caught"
it is - pardon me for mentioning - completely totally 10,000% in opposition to the intent previously discussed.
previously you wished to work in an establishment to gain knowledge and experience.
now you propose to _teach_ the stuff you previously wanted to learn.
as you seem to lack understanding of these concepts, I would strongly advise you to consult the legal staff of your spouses' employer before embarking on adventures that may get you deported, spouse jailed, and his employer in big time trouble.post #33 of 411/27/14 at 4:41pmThread Starter
In my statement i referred to "personal networking" phrase and than wrote if i can do cooking classes at home!
Of course I'm sensible this much not to charge people. I completely referred this connecting to words "personal networking"..
If i have to do this only, than i would have not be taking advices here and would have done since one year back when i came here..
Also i stated of doing free work because i understand my visa status.. I am only passionate and wanna take experience even if i cant earn, at least that experience/knowledge will feed my hunger for this passion. I have 4 years of technical experience and i can earn money from it. since i am taking break from career after marriage, i really want to go in this field and wanna start all my career from scratch.
I dont mind doing it free,washing dishes or even cleaning floor.. all i want is real experience in food.
I opened my self on this blog to collect experience and honest guidance of great chef. I explained my whole situation even when people dont tell there so minute and personal details, just to get right guidance.
I don't think i can be more clear with my thoughts and words on this thread!!
Anyway thanks all for your advice..post #34 of 411/27/14 at 7:28pmQuote:
You can definitely be more clear with what your goal is. For example, you started this thread by saying:Quote:
So we are giving you guidance relevant to what you originally asked - and to the title of this thread.
If you've now changed your mind and only want to pursue food preparation as a hobby and a way of meeting people, but no longer intend to ultimately turn it into a job or a career, you haven't made that clear in my opinion.Quote:
Now I'm VERY confused.post #35 of 411/27/14 at 10:32pmThread Starterpost #36 of 411/28/14 at 12:52ampost #37 of 411/28/14 at 2:44ampost #38 of 411/28/14 at 9:16amThread Starter
I am not looking for any health insurance.. I am not looking to earn money. My husband works far well with big package..Even if i dont work for my entire life, that wont effect my living. we have highest paid insuarnce
So here i am not looking for such suggestions!!
there is always guidance from elders/experienced who can tell amateurs how to start in there situation!
And there is always positive side with all the shortcomings...
Even if i dont have authority to work, there might be still thousands ways which can prepare me before i get to work here..
Like studies,volunteering, etc.. So i was looking for more options apart from this!
Not the suggestions like, you cant do this, you cant do that! thats what i know!post #39 of 411/28/14 at 9:37am
The reference about insurance was because any commercial enterprise must have insurance to protect them if you get hurt while at that enterprise, whether you are working, a volunteer, or a paying guest. It was not about your insurance.Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.post #40 of 411/28/14 at 10:30ampost #41 of 411/28/14 at 11:59am
Let me state from the outset that I am in Britain and we also have some very strict rules regarding working and visas requirements. Though one thought did occur to me, would you be able to volunteer at a Hari Krishna centre or something of the like -I have no idea if this would contravene the rules in the US but it might be worth considering and researching.
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