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Home Based Direct Sales Gourmet Business

Updated on July 16, 2011

Do you like the idea of running a home based business? Do you enjoy food and cooking? Does the idea of combining your love of food with a work at home opportunity appeal to you? You'll be glad to learn that there are several direct sales companies that utilize independent consultants in exactly this capacity!

Working as a Gourmet Direct Sales Rep

When you sign on as an independent representative for a gourmet food company, you'll be able to start building your home based business right away. One of the great things about this particular type of job opportunity is that you can choose to work as much or as little as you want.

Each direct sales company has minimum production or ordering requirements that consultants must meet to remain active, but that's about it. There's no requirement to work a certain number of hours. The more you work, the more opportunity you have to build your business, but the decision to do so is completely up to you.

Typically, consultants who represent gourmet food companies usually market their products in a variety of ways, earning commission on items sold. The most common ways of marketing these types of gourmet food products are marketed through home parties, catalogs, the Internet, trade shows, and personal selling.

Two Gourmet Food Direct Sales Companies

here are several direct sales businesses that specialize in gourmet food products. A few of the companies you may want to investigate include:

1. Tastefully Simple

This company has been in business since 1995 and is recognized as one of the top direct sales companies in the United States.Tastefully Simple is based in Alexandria, Minnesota and has independent consultants throughout the U.S.

The product line consists of easy to prepare gourmet foods, including baking mixes, dip mixes, spices, soups, and more. Nothing takes more than two ingredients, making it possible for anyone to prepare delicious food in no time at all.

2. Watkins

While Tastefully Simple is a relatively new gourmet food direct sales company, Watkinshas been around for well over a century. This company started in 1868 and is widely recognized as a leading spice and flavoring extract company. In addition to spices and extracts, Watkins' product line includes many types of gourmet dessert mixes, bases for sauces, soup mix, cooking oil, drinks, and many other items.

Ready to Get Started?

If the idea of launching a direct sales gourmet food business appeals to you, check out what the companies listed here have to offer. Of course, there are several other companies that have similar opportunities. You may also want to visit the Direct Selling Association directory to find out what other companies offer similar business opportunities.


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    Ses salt la cococha 7 years ago


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    C. C. Riter 8 years ago

    Hey there! Great hub! This is just what I need because I make gourmet food for my dogs. Really! I make cookies for them, good enough for you to eat too such as, Puppy Pizelles, Rice and Carrot Bars along with various milk type bones.

    Thanks for the info. Good job.

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    foodstorage 8 years ago from Utah

    Sounds like a fun one!