Food is considered as one of the best source of income. Why?. Because food is always in or always hot. People always need food, eating more than three times a day. Human can live without house, clothes, electricity and high-tech gadgets but can never live without food.
Cooking food commodity can be done by anyone. A person with average or no education can cook. Anyone who knows how to cook can make a decent living. This story I heard from ABS-CBN Rated K is a proof:
Buddy came from a rich family. His father is a doctor and wanted him to be a doctor too. But because they are rich, he disobeyed the advice of his parent. He learned how to drink alcohol, smoke and other vices. When his father died, he went to manila and attemted to stand on his own feet. He promised to his father that he will have a decent living even if he is not a doctor.
He tried to make a leaving by earning commissions on selling company products. After a while, he decided to went back to his hometown (Lucban, Quezon). With a little saving of fifty pesos, he started selling vegetables in public market.
Some of his Bauio beans developed a black spot. Those vegetables are not salable so he decided to trim the black spots and processed it as fresh lumpia. The fresh lumpia became a hit, selling like hot cakes. This is a good example of food processing function – value adding.
Then he launced his small restaurant. One of the main menu is the popular pancit habhab. Habhab means eating by placing the banana leaf plate with pancit on palm and taking the food by means of mouth.
His food business started to grow but he went back to his vices again. His downfall was stopped when he met his better half. He focused on his restaurant and stay in the competition by giving the customers quality and affordable foods.
Now, he has ten restaurant branches and a five story house.
Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.