Being a culinary entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart, but those with a combination of passion for the culinary arts and good old business savvy often find great fulfillment in this path. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s a job without its own quirks and struggles.
Here is a list of signs you’re in the food business.
- You consider industrial paper towels some of your best friends.
- Sleeping for more than five hours is an incredible blessing.
- The person who wakes you up and makes it so you can’t sleep for more than five hours, is your least favorite person.
- Every time you visit a similar food busines, you have to remind yourself that you aren’t the person in charge.
- You know more about some of your customers than you do about your next door neighbor.
- You have a system and a schedule for ordering your supplies, and if the suppliers mess that up, they will feel your wrath.
- If you see someone using the wrong kind of knife when they cook, it hurts your soul.
- You spend a lot of time on your feet. If someone tells you that “sitting is the new smoking,” you just laugh.
- You daydream about throwing in the towel, leaving it all behind.
- You know that you won’t leave it all behind because, secretly, even though it pushes you to the edge of what you thought you could handle, you love this job.
What do you think? Do any of these describe your life in the food business? What would you add? Leave us a comment and let us know!
And as always, make sure you’re fully insured if you’re in the food business.
BY LYNDSEY LARSEN
Lyndsey Larsen is the Marketing Manager for FLIP and writes about business, marketing, entrepreneurship, and insurance.
Lyndsey Larsen is an experienced writer with a background in corporate communications and nonprofits, SAAS corporations, and nutraceutical companies. She has previously worked as a journalist for regional and national publications. In her spare time, she enjoys chasing butterflies, rockhounding, and spending time with her two kids in Utah’s mountains or deserts. Find Lyndsey on LinkedIn.