Importance of Education
Name – Tanveet Keshav
Profession – Catering
Designation – Owner
Organisation – Tiffin Service
Age – 38
City – Mumbai
Work Experience (Years) – 4
Under-Graduation – B.A., Mumbai University
Please give us a summary of your Career.
I was a housewife for most of the years of my marriage until I realized that I could contribute to the family income through the one thing that I love to do, cooking. There are many students in my building who have left their hometowns for studies but have no idea how to cook. Their only way to eat is either ordering food from outside which is mostly junk. It was 4 years back when I realized that I could provide them with homemade healthy food at a nominal cost and contribute to the family income. Being a house wife, I had plenty of time to do so.
Please describe your current Job Responsibilities
Well, my normal day starts with me preparing breakfast for my family and my clients. It is at a very nominal cost which most of them can afford. Same goes for the Lunch and Dinner. I usually deliver the tiffins myself and collect them too. My main aim is to provide these students with home-cooked healthy food so that they do not have to depend on junk for their meals. Just in case, my clients want something other than lunch, breakfast and dinner, they can simply ask me to make it and I will do so, if possible. Even these extra meals are at a very cheap cost.
Average Income in Tiffin Service in the current scenario
Starting out/Fresher – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
5 Years of Experience – 0-2 Lakhs Per Annum
10 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
15 Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
20 or more Years of Experience – 2-5 Lakhs Per Annum
How do you rate the Income Potential in your career?
On an average, how many hours do you work per day?
Less than 7 hours
On an average, how many days in a week do you work?
All 7 days
How often are you required to work in night-shift?
Does your work require you to travel?
Does your work require you to relocate to different town/cities?
How would you consider the job security in your profession?
Would you consider this Profession Risky?
Overall, how would you rate Work-Life Balance in your Profession?
Overall, how would you rate Job Stability of your Profession?
What are the different ways of entering this profession?
One can start a tiffin service any time with any degree or no degree. As long as you can cook and market your food well, it is fine.
How would you rate Stress-Level in your Profession?
How would you rate your office/work infrastructure?
How would you describe your co-workers?
Generally speaking, your work is
Overall, how would you rate Work-Culture in your Profession?
Importance of Education in Your Profession
Would you say that Education from top School/College plays a major role in the success in this Profession?
What level of Education is sufficient to be successful in this Profession?
Education not required
Would you say that Studious students are generally successful in this Profession?
How would you consider the Cost of Education post 12th?
Overall, how would you rate the role of Education in your Profession?
According to you, what kind of person is likely to be Happy & Successful in running a Tiffin Service?
First Personality Trait – Energized by people, enjoy a variety of tasks and good at multitasking
Second Personality Trait – Focus on possibilities and value innovation to come up with creative solutions to problems
Third Personality Trait – Prefer to make decisions by being sensitive and cooperative to others feelings
Fourth Personality Trait – Prefer to keep flexible plan and keep options open
Fifth Personality Trait – Prefer routine and stable life
Sixth Personality Trait – Prefer to be easy-going and flexible with life
Seventh Personality Trait – Prefer to be cooperative and compassionate
Eighth Personality Trait – His/Her Family and Friends agree that S/he is usually relaxed, calm and happy
Please provide details
You need to be very good at multi-tasking and managing your time.
What are some of the positives, which would encourage someone to join Tiffin Service Profession?
Even though you do not get paid well, this is a fun profession for people who just want to pass their time. You can always give time to your family as this profession only requires you to cook a three-course meal. You do not have to travel from one place to another and you normally sit at home and still earn. One more good thing about this profession is that by doing this job, I have connected with many youngsters.
What are some of the negatives that you would want someone to be aware of when considering a career in the Tiffin Service Profession?
In this job, you get minimum income. This is not the profession you should go for if you look at it from the money-point of view. It is a very easy going job and does not require any sort of hustle and absolutely no education. However, you need to make sure that you cook all the three meals as these people are depending on you for the same. So in case you are sick, you still need to cook as you can not let them down.
Recognition in your Profession
What is your family’s view of your Profession?
My Family is Neutral
What is Friends’ view of your Profession?
My Friends are Neutral
What is Society’s view of your Profession?
Society is Unimpressed
Overall, how would you rate the Recognition aspect of your Profession?
General Information of Tiffin Service Profession/Business
What kind of family’s financial background can maximize success in this profession?
It Doesn’t Matter
What is the ease of starting own business in this field?
How easy is it to move to a different country in this profession?
Now you have several years of work experience and you have seen professions of others. If you are taken back to 10th/12th class and allowed to pick a profession, then which profession will you pick and why?
If I could go back, I would definitely study more and go into psychology as that is where my interest truly lies.