One thing needs to be clarified: a personal chef and a private chef are different professions.
Two up and coming trends are hiring a personal chef and purchasing freshly prepared complete meals needing only to be re-heated.
When you’re first starting out you may want to do a few jobs at a discounted rate to get experience, testimonials, and referrals."—Jenné Claiborne What kind of experience do you need to have? If you have the money to invest, and if it will give you the confidence you need to start working professionally, [go to culinary school].
It is not necessary to go to culinary school to become a professional chef.
A personal chef typically works in your home once every 10 days, preparing the meals and refrigerating or freezing them.
Dual income families, baby boomers, and overworked single parents all find the personal chef beneficial The personal chef does not just cook.For example, say my ideal client is a wealthy working mother of two on the Upper East Side of Manhattan who is interested in health and fitness for herself and her family.That description gives me a lot of clues about where I could find a person like that.It gave me the skills I needed to build menus for clients based on their health concerns and goals."—Jenné Claiborne What’s the most important thing to know about this business?"The first step is figuring out who your ideal client is.In today’s world of running 24/7, preparing dinner is a job that a lot of people have decided to turn over to someone else.ranked personal chef as the 4 fastest growing home based profession in 2004 and the popularity has not declined.Startup Costs: Under ,000 Home Based: Can be operated from home. Personal chefs are becoming a popular alternative for people that don't have the budget for a full-scale catered event or for people that hosting small events that don't require complete catering services. Prepare gourmet meals for busy professionals, people hosting house parties, small special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries and for corporate luncheons; basically, anywhere there is a kitchen you can use for your chef service.This is the type of business that can easily be supported by word-of-mouth referrals and repeat business once established, leading to a full-time, profitable business venture. Typically, chef rates are quoted on each job and vary on factors such as the supply of food and the type of menu requested.However, on average, personal chefs generally earn in the range of to per hour.