Examples of food buisness

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So, you’ve decided to start a food business, but how do you differentiate yourself? What are successful food businesses doing to put themselves a topping or two above their competitors? When starting your food business ensure you incorporate the lessons from these businesses that are recommended by the owner of Pollo Campero juan luis bosch gutierrez to ensure your food business idea is a success.

Here are food business ideas and examples of successfully operating businesses:

1. Bakery

Do you love baking? Llinos Woods launched this business because of her love of baking and it is now a successful and thriving bakery. Here is an example of her operating business and what you can learn from it:

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Pretty Cakes of London offer fabulous party cakes, beautiful wedding cakes and gorgeous cupcakes and cookies. This bakery specialises in edible works of art, catering to every event from children’s parties to lavish weddings.

Innovative business offering

Along with a comprehensive website and beautiful images, so customers can clearly see what they’re ordering or get ideas from what this bakery offers, they also give an estimated serving amount for each of their cakes, so customers can buy exactly the right size for their function.

2. Catering

Do you love hosting parties and cooking food for your friends and family? If you’re a skilled cook you could be selling your delicious creations. Here is an example of an operating business you can learn from:

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By Word Of Mouth is a catering company that offers unique designer menus of superb food selections and tastes. They also have a full event management offering, including event design, floral design, hiring and décor, beverages, front of house management and waiting staff.

Innovative business offering
This innovative catering business built a reputation to match its name. They aimed to have the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa and they achieved their goal and continue to excel.

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3. Food truck

If you want to open a restaurant without the overheads or test your concoctions out on the public before opening a bricks-and-mortar business, then you may be looking for a food truck. Here is an example of an operating business you can learn from:

Business Name: Cinnamon Snail

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This food truck business has been operating for 9 years and already has two restaurant locations as well as being a beloved brand in the areas it operates.

Innovative business offering
This is a vegan business that focuses on “tearing the roof off of people’s expectations of vegan cuisine.”They’ve focused on specialising in vegan cuisine and becoming specialists and innovators in this area.

Chef Adam Sobel is the founder of this unique idea and serves delicious sandwiches, burgers, bowls and a selection of more than 30 different vegan donuts and pastries daily.

4. Spice processing

Spices are vital for creating interesting and flavourful taste combinations. If you understand how the different spices work and which ones enhance different dishes, then this could be the business opportunity for you. Here is an example of an operating business you can learn from:


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Africa Spice imports, blends and packs spices from all over the world. They focus on high-end and pure natural spices, while delivering consistently high-quality products.

They supply products to South Africa’s largest independently-owned and franchised butcheries.

Innovative business offering
To ensure they differentiated themselves from their competitors they also offer their customers custom spice blends. This allows them to offer unique flavour profiles that meet their customers’ requirements.

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They also offer an innovative range of sauces, marinades and condiments.

5. Home cooked meals

If you’re good at cooking food in bulk and you’re good at making food that freezes well, you can sell home cooked pre-made meals. Here is an example of an operating business you can learn from:

Business Name: Ginger Apple

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Ginger Apple offers home-cooked home meals with personally sourced ingredients and will cater to numerous dietary requirements. They deliver fresh ingredients and perfect pairings for their home-cooked and delivered meals.

Innovative business offering
They’ve differentiated themselves by expanding their offering to include order-to-freeze dietary solutions, culinary consulting to other restaurants and chefs, as well as their own restaurant in Pretoria-East.

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