When you’re thinking of starting a food product businesses, how can you test drive the food to know if you’ve got a good concept at the right price? In some states with some food, you can make it at home, maybe sell at pop ups or on Etsy, or holiday fairs. Maybe to friends or at food swaps.
But aside from maybe catering or pop ups, how is an aspiring chef to test drive their skills and desire to have that hardcore restaurant experience? Guest Chef in Oakland, California has hit upon the answer, inviting anyone with talent and ideas to come test drive their desire to be a restaurant chef.
They say, “We are looking for cooks who want a public venue for their creations…You only bring the food, your talent, and your enthusiasm.” For example, coming in late October are a couple of recent culinary school grads who can experiment with ideas.
Much like a TV-style cooking competition, proving your mettle with a following (i.e., bookings and good reviews) gets you a return invitation.
Love it. I’m already planning my menu. You?