Starting a Primal Personal Cook service in the Dallas/Fort Worth area?
Hey all! I've been reading the MDA blog for over a year now, following a primal way of life as much as possible, and lurking the forums on occasion. I love how sensible and helpful people who are interested in nutrition and the primal/paleo way of life are, and I'd like to get some of your opinions on a project I'm working on.
I'm tooling around with starting a business as a personal cook. Someone who works with your detailed, personal dietary/nutritional needs, makes a meal plan, does the grocery shopping for it, comes to your house one day and does all the cooking, then cleanup afterwards - leaving you with healthy meals and snacks ready to eat for the next few days. Like your grandma came to visit or something! lol
I've decided to look into this for a number of reasons... For years I've done lots of cooking for family and friends when they've needed help, have a huge interest in nutrition and love researching/cooking healthy things, and know that not many people have time for all of that. I also know that food allergies and specialized diets are hard to accommodate with store-bought, takeout, or restaurant pre-prepared foods. I figure for people to have someone who will take as much care and concern with it as they would could be really helpful.
While I can work with pretty much any dietary specifications, I'd obviously love to work with someone who was primal/paleo and the like.
I'd like to get you guys' thoughts, impressions, and input on the idea in general, but particularly... are any of you familiar with whether or not the primal/paleo community in the Dallas/Fort Worth area is big enough for this type of thing? I've looked for businesses and meetup groups related to it in this area, and there's not much judging from what I could find. Any thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!
I just moved to the Ft. Worth area, and you're right, there doesn't seem to be as big of a PB following here as there are in some other places. But personally, I feel that there's definitely hope! I have seen several people on a waiting list on meet up.com and I've also seen several people wearing vibrams around the trinity park trails. It might not be much, but it's a good sign! I love your idea, and I think that maybe at first you can start off with dinner parties? Say for a girl's night in, a family get together, etc. And then once word spreads, you can add to your services by making the snacks and several meals, shopping list, etc.
Maybe if you need a hand we can meet up and brainstorm some more =)
Are you the one doing primal meals in the Park Plaza office building? My office is in that building...