Good food, good money

They say that “Good cooks never lack friends”. Well, good cooks should also never lack money. Let’s see how we can make this a reality.

Entertaining guests

For years people have been paying good money to sit at restaurants and eat a meal. Online platforms like EatWith, BonAppetour, Book a Lokal and Eat In Common are aiming to change this. They connect hosts with guests so that people can rather choose to eat at the homes of great cooks. So if you rate your cooking abilities and love to entertain, you can make money by hosting guests at your dinner table.

Sharing recipes

Straight after I cook a meal people usually ask me for either a prayer book or to direct them to the nearest bathroom. Are you the same or do they rather beg you to share your recipes? If the latter, Recipay and My Recipe Magic let you share recipes and get paid. Money is often not guaranteed or that substantial as the biggest rewards come from winning recipe contests or challenges. But, if you have all the ingredients to be a top chef, you can make good extra money.

Teach cooking online

If you can’t handle the heat, get out of the kitchen. If you can handle the heat, get a video camera and make an online cooking course. Udemy and other similar online teaching platforms let you share video courses on a variety of topics including cooking. Set a price for your course, promote it and you can potentially earn substantial passive income.

Cooking courses

Experitus is an example of a platform in Europe that helps you make more money by teaching a "learn-by-doing" lesson or workshop to people in your city. You can customize the course anyway you wish and can include things like an actual meal or accommodation at the end of a course. You can also make money by offering wine tastings, coffee and barista courses and much more.

Write about cooking

Well, the best way to a man’s heart is through their stomach. The best way to anyones wallet may be through their stomach too. You can write an eBook through Kindle or start a food blog in order to monetize your food knowledge.

Enter cooking contests

With Cooking Contest Central you can make more money by getting up to date information on the latest contests in your area. They also give you tips for entering as well as strategies for winning.

Tasting food

So you can’t cook. No worries, you can still earn money with your passion for food. Get paid for tasting food and giving your feedback. Such a company doing so in the UK is Campden BRI Consumer Panel but there are many others located in different cities internationally.


 If you want to want to make money through your passion for food, there is nothing stopping you. Once you get a taste for it, you might go on to become the next naked chef. 

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