The Definitive Guide: Start a Home Food Business in the PH

Everything you need to start and run your own home-based food business in the Philippines

We wrote this guide for people who want to start a home-based food business in the Philippines.

We didn't plan to. But we tried looking for resources ourselves and ended up with...not much. Most of the courses you'll find come from shady LinkedIn influencers or just straight up peddlers of misinformation. We figured we can help. 😀

Why start a home-based food business?

  • You don't need to take a huge risk
  • You can start in just a few weeks
  • You're not geographically tied to a location, so you won't get stuck if you pick a bad spot
  • You can easily make mistakes in the comfort of your own home
  • If it works, you can scale it up to a larger business
  • You can do it on the side even with a full-time job
  • You can do it safely without other people judging you

If you plan to go deeper into food later on, like opening your own restaurant, this guide is a great place to start. Most of what you'll learn here can be directly used in restaurants and larger businesses.

Since we cover a wide range of topics, we split them into several posts. Best if you go through each one in the sequence below.

Pepper Plus Required

We're giving away the first few courses for free, but the later, more in-depth courses will need a paid Pepper Plus account. Even paid, this will come out much less costly than any course you can take out there—we promise it's much better too! Read about why we made Pepper Plus.

Main Quest

  • What it Takes to Start Your Own Food Business Read More
  • How to Find Food Business Ideas Read More
  • Do You Need a Business Partner Read More
  • How Much Do You Need and How Much Can You Make? Read More
  • How to Name Your Business (Soon)
  • How to Price your Products (Soon)
  • 1st Time Food Business Setup: What you Need (Soon)
  • How to Set Up Your Ordering and Delivery System (Soon)
  • Branding 101 (Soon)
  • How to Get Your First Customers (Soon)
  • How to Grow (Soon)

Side Quests

  • The Procrastinator's Guide to Starting (Soon)
  • When Should You Quit (Soon)
  • How to Deal with Tough Customers (Soon)
  • How to Apologize to Customers (Soon)
  • How to Get Influencers to Say Yes (Soon)
  • Why Social Media is Overrated (Soon)
  • Case Studies & Stories (Recommend if you know anyone!)

It's obvious we're far from done—we plan to release one to two courses every month.

Our goal is to help you launch your first food business when you're done. We take that mission seriously. So we spend a bit more time polishing each course, making sure you end up better equipped than before you started. Thoroughness and thoughtfulness take time.

If you want to learn anything specific, we'd love to hear your ideas. We're developing this course with your needs in mind. Feel free to send me an email: [email protected]! Happy learning!

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