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Old 12-22-2005, 07:22 AM   #21
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Restuarant supply would be pretty much a 9-5, at least it is in the one that I'm familiar with. Check your newspaper classifieds, possibly they have a food, restaurant or other section that would give you either a job or an idea for a job.
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Old 12-22-2005, 08:15 AM   #22
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Why don't you do some 'sample' reviews of restaurants you've been to - or, the next time you go to a restaurant, pay attention to what you're being served, how you're being served, etc, and then just write a little piece here for us to "review''?
This is my favorite idea yet! This sounds like something I would be able to do and actually feel like I am doing something. Thanks for this suggestion Marm! This is something I am going to seriously consider!
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:19 AM   #23
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I think food writing is a great idea and you don't need any degrees. there are lots of great food magazines out there that you might be able to sell to.

Or, What about writing your own cookbook? Not fast money, but you might do well with it.

You might also consider working in the cafeteria at a large company. The hours should be close to 9 to 5 there. My friend works at a company that has it's own cafeteria and I've eatten in there with her. The food was great, not just soup and sandwiches.

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Old 12-22-2005, 09:28 AM   #24
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You might also consider working in the cafeteria at a large company. The hours should be close to 9 to 5 there.
This is another great idea! The only problem with this is the pay, but I think I just have to accept the fact that if I do pursue this career change then my pay is going to suffer greatly. That might just be something I have to accept.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:31 AM   #25
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If I recall, you also enjoy photography? I remembered a story I saw or read -- A fellow took a picture of everything he ate (every meal and every snack everywhere he ate) for a year and published it in a book. You just never know.
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:34 AM   #26
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Thanks Mish. that is another great idea as a side project, but I need something with a steady paycheck and something I can do as a career for the rest of my working life. That would be a fun book to create though!
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Old 12-22-2005, 09:40 AM   #28
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Old 12-22-2005, 10:53 AM   #30
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This is my favorite idea yet! This sounds like something I would be able to do and actually feel like I am doing something. Thanks for this suggestion Marm! This is something I am going to seriously consider!
You're most welcome, GB - my little holiday present just for you! My DH is a professional writer, so if you want any tips/resources, etc from him, I know he'd be happy to share.

Another idea re food writing, is to not only do restaurant reviews, but just general food articles - ie, on 'latest trends', or local specialties, or hot cookware item reviews.
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