Thinking about or planning your own food and drink business!

Well then, you’ll need this book COOK WRAP SELL …


From producing for pleasure to producing for profit! With the growing demand for traditional, well-cooked, locally-sourced, homemade food there’s never been a better time to start your own food business. You can sell your products at local food fairs, farmers’ markets, food festivals and online. You can even get the ear of the supermarkets. Meanwhile, with modern technology and social media, it’s never been easier to promote your products. Produced in partnership with Country Living Magazine, this book will help you to: – turn your love of food into a thriving small business, with the right idea and a watertight business plan – create a home-based kitchen that complies with health and safety legislation – use social media to promote your produce and brand – become part of a vibrant community selling at farmers’ markets and food festivals across the UK – sell into shops, pubs and giant supermarket chains.

This book is sprinkled with real-life stories of people making money from cooking, baking, blogging and much more besides. You’ll meet soft drink producers, beef burger and sausage makers, chocolate and fudge specialists . . . and more. All of them started from scratch and are now successfully selling into everywhere from farm shops to supermarkets. With this book you can join them.

Running your own successful home-based food business is one of most fun and exciting ways of earning a living, says food writer Bruce McMichael. Today, consumers are looking for good quality, home-made food and drink and there has never been a better time to starting cooking from home and earning a living, or supplementing the household income. By reading and using this book, readers will learn how to start with a spark of an idea and create a profitable, successful home-based food business.

It will guide them through the various stages of creating a business from the original spark of an idea, through dealing with environmental health officials and accountants to choosing recipes and working with farm shops and supermarkets to sell their products.

Bruce has worked as a freelance writer, journalist and publisher for over 20 years and is passionate about local food, inspired by local provenance through meeting and learning from the producers and chefs.

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