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Become a Personal Chef

Start a Personal Chef Business

Imagine having a rewarding job that lets you profit from your creativity and love of cooking as a personal chef.

A personal chef is hired to prepare a specific number of meals for individual families or to provide in-home catering for small dinner parties.

When you become a personal chef, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of having your own business.

Even if you have no formal cooking training, you can start your own personal chef business.
Personal chef services are in great demand. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the personal chef business is among the fastest-growing in the country and one of the best home-businesses to start. Annual revenue from personal chef businesses were estimated to hit $1.2 billion by 2010.

If being a personal chef sounds like the career of your dreams, the FabJob Guide to Become a Personal Chef is for you! In this e-book you will discover how you can successfully start a personal chef business.

Guide author Lex Thomas started a successful catering and personal chef business which served clients in the United States for six years. In this guide she shares with you her own experiences as well as insider tips and expert advice from other successful personal chefs.

The guide covers topics of vital importance to anyone who wants to become a personal chef in North America, including:

Getting Ready to Become a Personal Chef

  • Ways to develop your food preparation skills
  • Setting up your own recipe catalog
  • How to quickly get practical experience through volunteer work
  • Getting paid experience before you become a personal chef
    • Types of food industry jobs
    • Types of employers (restaurants, hotels, airlines, hospitals, etc.)
    • What employers are looking for
    • Tips for preparing a resume and portfolio (includes sample resume and sample cover letter)
How to Start a Personal Chef Business
  • Deciding what personal chef services to offer:
    • Fresh versus frozen service
    • Regularly scheduled personal chef services
    • Occasional or on call personal chef services
  • Ways to specialize as a personal chef:
    • By type of client
    • By type of cuisine (organic, vegetarian, etc.)
  • How to create a business plan for your personal chef business
  • Choosing a business name for your personal chef business
  • Setting up a personal chef business at home
  • Deciding whether to rent a professional kitchen (including where to find kitchens)
  • Tips for selecting menu items
    • How much variety to offer
    • Styles of cooking and ingredients to choose from and avoid
    • Nutritional analysis and special diets

Running a Personal Chef Business
  • What to keep in stock in your home pantry
  • Best places to shop for ingredients plus how to prepare a shopping list to maximize your efficiency
  • Setting your fees for personal chef services
  • Providers of professional liability insurance for personal chefs
  • Tips for scheduling your clients and planning a timeline (includes sample)
  • How to market your personal chef business, including:
    • How to create a marketing plan
    • How to get referrals for your personal chef business
    • Sample news release to get free publicity
    • Creative ways to market your business
  • How to do a client consultation (includes a sample personal chef client questionnaire)
  • Computer software that can help you manage your recipes and business
PLUS, you will discover:
  • A checklist of what to take with you on the go
  • Useful tips for providing personal chef services:
    • Meeting minimum order requirements with suppliers
    • Standard portion sizes
    • Freezing food
    • Labeling and cooking instructions
    • Sanitary food handling 
    • Cleaning up (including what not to leave behind)
  • Helpful samples for a personal chef business, including: 
    • Sample entrée and side dish menu
    • Sample shopping list 
    • Sample client questionnaire
    • Sample client consultation form
    • Sample invoice
    • Sample timeline
    • Sample label
    • Sample news release
    • Sample contract or agreement
    • Sample reference letter
    • Sample invoice
  • And more!
You can have all this and more for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds of dollars to take courses on starting a business, and chances are they will not include specific information about how to start a personal chef business. The FabJob Guide to Become a Personal Chef contains some of the best business advice you could get from other sources, plus much more. 

It can save you many hours of research, help you avoid some common mistakes, and give you information you need to start your own personal chef business.

The first edition of this guide sold for up to $39.95 U.S. for an e-book alone. SPECIAL OFFER # 1: If you buy the e-book today, Friday, November 28, 2014 you can have this valuable insider information for the incredible price of only $29.97.

SPECIAL OFFER # 2:  You can get a print copy of the first edition of this guide, titled FabJob Guide to Become a Caterer or Personal Chef, with a CD-ROM that includes sample menus, forms, contract and more. This 2-in-1 Book and CD-ROM Set is only $5 more (plus $5 shipping). Plus, as a bonus, you will also receive an e-book so you can read it immediately.

NOTE: Only a limited number of copies of this guide are still available, on a first come first served basis. Most FabJob print books sell out, so if you would like to have a print copy, we strongly suggest that you purchase it immediately.

You can earn back the price of the guide your very first day in business. Plus this guide can help you start a personal chef business much more quickly and profitably.

If you believe you deserve to have the career of your dreams, this guide is for you. It gives you what you need to know to become a personal chef.

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"The FabJob Guide to Become a Personal Chef is arranged to take you in a step-by-step manner through getting started and succeeding as a personal chef. By applying what you learn in the guide, itís just a matter of time before youíll be where you want to beÖ in an exciting career as a personal chef."
- Lex Thomas

"I just finished reading your guide on becoming a personal chef. This guide was well worth the price. In addition to being loaded with a lot of great information I found it to be helpful."
- Mary Smith
Lewisburg, PA

"One thing I like about the FabJob books is the depth of information they provide for making a change to a new career. They provide actual samples you can use as templates, including: sample resume, sample of what to say when talking to a prospective client, sample invoice, and sample contract."
- Jill Florio, Editor


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