An Exclusive Guide On How To Start A Food Business
A business guide is an identification of important steps that needs to be taken for the expansion of a certain business. For most the food fanatic, their goal is to open a business hub of their own. But the real thing starts when it starts in the path of growth. There are different facts and skills that needs to be taken care of before starting the process. This article will guide you few exclusive steps that might have you unleash the zeal when it comes to starting a food business.#ThinkWithNiche
We all love food! It’s definitely more than just a basic necessity for humans. The food industry contributes around 13% of India’s export, 6% of total industrial investment, and about 8.80 % of Gross Value Added in Manufacturing and Agriculture respectively.
Also, a third of global greenhouse gas emissions are from food production. One kilogram of beef has the same amount of emissions as driving your car about 160 miles. Transportation of food, pesticide use, purchasing food out of season also contributes to the carbon footprint. Processed food has higher emissions than fresh food as it includes transportation, production in factories, and additional packaging.
Just to be clear, we cannot shut down every industry and its operations. There is obviously a point in highlighting the good with the bad. The 21st century is the time for revolution, reflection, awareness, and adaptability by every consumer throughout the world. And your safeguard is sustainability. Sustainable food production is “a method of production using processes and systems that are non-polluting, conserve non-renewable energy and natural resources, are economically efficient, are safe for workers, communities, and consumers, and do not compromise the needs of future generations”.
Actions That Count As Sustainable
Using natural resources efficiently and judiciously is integral. Reducing the use of fossil fuels and optimize water use in production, optimize land use and reduce the conversion of land for agriculture, appropriate use of fertilizers and pesticides to avoid pollution of soils and waterways, implementing sustainable fishing practices, optimizing packaging use, and recycling materials.
A new, evolved, much environment-friendly concept, cloud kitchen is a super hit show. Also referred to as a “ghost kitchen”, it’s a commercial kitchen space that provides food businesses the facilities and services needed to prepare menu items for delivery and takeout. Unlike traditional brick-and-mortar locations, cloud kitchens allow food businesses to create and deliver food products with minimal overhead. Anyone can open a cloud kitchen. Increased profits with little investment. Oh, also best friends with the environment.
People have also come with initiatives to minimize food wastage. These philanthropists pick up extra food from restaurants, events, and parties to feed the poor and the needy. Ahmadabad and Hyderabad have food banks where you yourself can drop those delicious items you cooked with love.
It’s Simpler Than You Think
Consider this, you opt for homemade chips and snacks instead of fast food junctions, you choose to donate food instead of wasting it, you support small businesses who are giving you delicious quality food, and you’re so close to being a perfect human being!