Some companies hire cooking consultants during the holidays to answer questions about cooking a turkey at Thanksgiving or a ham at Christmas while working from home..
If you have excellent cooking skills you may be able to become a home based consultant for companies which provide live, professional advice to anyone who needs help with cooking or baking.
Consultants must be excellent cooks and be able to both teach and provide customer service.
You must be available to take calls for a minimum of eight hours per week during afternoon and evening hours. A culinary degree is preferred, but not required. A specialty in regional cuisine is desirable, such as African, Latin American, Middle Eastern or French. Compensation ranges from $7.50 to $30 an hour, depending on expertise.
Local companies hire dietitians and nutritionists to handle customer and client calls working from home. Try calling gyms and diet centers in your area to offer your services.
You may also offer to plan and execute cooking demonstrations in supermarkets, gourmet shops or private homes, or even find clients who would want you to plan their meals, shop for groceries, and prepare dinner. In some cases cooking meals for older Americans or people with some kinds of disabilities has become an excellent way to earn substantial income.