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ost people don't give much thought to the amount of preparation that goes
into the meal that they're enjoying at their favorite restaurant or cafe. Meat
has to be cleaned and sliced, chicken has to be de-skinned and de-boned, vegetables
have to be cut and sliced meticulously. A hundred and one processes may need
to take place before that chicken steak is served to the customer!
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Do you love going to the market and are you someone who's organized and meticulous?
Can you take pressure and work to deadlines? Here's an opportunity that's not
glamorous, involves hard work, can be messy, but many people will pay you to
do it for them. You will basically supply restaurants and caterers with cleaned
and cut vegetables and meat. You'll need to get your supplies wholesale from
the market or farmers. You don't want to go through a middleman because they
would already have added their mark-up which translates to higher costs for
you. Then you'll need to clean and cut the vegetables, fish, chicken and meat
according to your customers' specifications. You'll need to invest in quality
refrigerators and refrigerator trucks to store and transport your products to
This business will succeed if you are prompt in delivering to your customers
while maintaining freshness. If you can do that, your customers save a lot in
labour and wastage costs. Reliability is also an issue. Restaurants run 7 days
a week, so there's no such thing as an off day. This means you'll ideally have
a partner or family member helping you out. You'll want to have a wide network
of alternate suppliers in case your regular source has problems delivering.
All in all, it's a great business if you have a large family that can pitch
in to help!