I was talking to my girls the other day, asking them, if I ever started my own business in selling Gluten free prepared meals, what should I sell. My girls just rattled off a list…Stir-fry, Mac-N-Cheese, Cookies, Muffins, Lasagna, Cupcakes, etc.
When my family prepared meals for a colleague, the thought went through my mind. The reason I was doing this was that it was known that I have a gluten-free kitchen (and house). We see many businesses offering prepared meals, cooking classes, etc. But, many of them do not cater to those who are on a Gluten-free diet. If they say they can prepare GF meals, they may not have the experience and/or the kitchen to ensure a truly GF meal. For example, stoneware— After I was diagnosed, I realized that I no longer was able to use my stoneware–I had baked and cooked foods laden with gluten in that stoneware! Since stoneware is porous, there is no way of completely removing the gluten that was baked in there. Often, those who are not familiar with the range of sensitivity may not be aware that even a slight contamination can wreak havoc and cause a autoimmune response (often not pleasant).
So, is there a market for a commercial gluten free kitchen and sell GF meal?? If I were to take on this challenge, I would need to consider the time obligation. Also, if i want to ensure fresh meals, I could only market to those in the North Georgia area.
I have a great kitchen and I enjoy to cook and create new meals. Let me know your thoughts. I don’t mind trying this out on a small scale.