Post # 1
It’s just as crazy as it sounds. I’ve never really used my degree in cullinary arts to it’s full potential. I was a cook at a preschool for 2 years and loved it. Then I moved on to a elementry school and loved it some more. While my classmates were going on about 5 star restraunts and working for classy hotels in Vegas I was the odd one out.
I liked working at what many people thought of as “lesser” jobs. Institutional-type cooking was fun for me. I get a rush and a sence of joy when I make 2000 lunchs in 3 hours and they all come out perfect. It’s crazy.
So I jus saw my cousin, who works a regular job and just opened up her own clothing store becasue THATS what she loves. She hopes one day she’ll be able to quit her job and run her store full time, but for now she
s just happy to be doing what she loves.
I want to do this too. I have a regular non-cooking job that pays my bills, but i WANT to open my own…dun dun DUN…doughnut shop. not just any doughnut -mini doughnuts.
I’ve looked into bussness plans and ideas for startup, like buying a kiosk and doing events on the weekends and things like farmer’s markets and the like . it just feels…silly.
Anyone else have a silly pipe dream? Should I save my pennies and go for it? I figured I’d start doing at home spa treatments and forgo the spray tan to save up that initial $1300 for the machine.
Post # 3
I want to open my own gluten free deli. FMIL was my inspiration. I also know how delicious food can be with no gluten.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
You need to check out Carpe Donuts!
They started as a cart on our downtown mall (shopping district). Now, they have a shop, park the cart at the University, and offer the cart for late night snacks at weddings!!! We love them!
Post # 5
It’s not silly! I wish I had a skill I could market, but I just crochet. Haha. And who doesn’t love donuts?? Mmmm, blueberry cake donuts….
Post # 6
Not ridiculous. I’m shamelessly planning a weekend getaway around going here and gave mini donuts as a wedding favour. If you’re closer to me than Seattle, I’d be willing to change plans and taste test for you!
Post # 7
Life’s too short to not spend it doing what you love! If you want to do it, go for it!
Post # 8
I love this idea!! I don’t know your location, but I would think you could find a pretty good market for high-end, gourmet donuts – to differentiate from Dunkin’ and Krispy Kream. The whole cupcake trend has taken off, so you could totally do well with donuts. You’ll never know if you don’t try. 🙂
Post # 9
These could be the new cupcakes! I think you should give it a shot, honestly. I so admire people that know what they love to do and have an idea like this one.