Synopses & Reviews
How to Start a Home-Based Personal Chef Business has everything readers need to know to launch a profitable business as a personal chef. The number of people interested in this profession is growing by leaps and bounds, given increasing number of students graduating from cooking school, the popularity of food television, and people looking to supplement their income with work they enjoy. What's the difference between a personal chef and a caterer? Personal chefs don't need special training (no culinary school necessary!)--they just need to be good home cooks. And given that today even middle-class families are hiring personal chefs as a healthy and convenient way to feed their families, and the number of individuals who need to hire a personal chef to follow a special diet, the call for personal chefs is growing as well.
This new edition of starting a home-based catering business includes useful information on start-up costs, zoning regulations, how to attract first time customers, keeping prices profitable & competitive and easy-to-use worksheets.
You don't have to go to culinary school to become a personal chef -- a passion for cooking and good business skills are all you need to get started right away. This book provides all the business savvy for the successful launch of a personal chef business.
Are you passionate about cooking? Have you ever thought about working from home at something you enjoy? Now you can make your dreams a reality.
Through plain language and easy-to-follow worksheets, Denise Vivaldo takes you through every aspect of setting up and running a thriving home-based personal chef business, from estimating your start-up costs and finding clients to cooking for special needs and staying profitable. Whether youre just starting to learn the trade or are an experienced chef looking to be your own boss, this guide can help you build your own successful personal chef business.
Includes:Budget WorksheetMenu Planning WorksheetEquipment ChecklistSample Menus and RecipesBusiness ResourcesClient WorksheetIncome and Expense Form
About the Author
Denise Vivaldo, whose Globe book How to Start a Home-Based Catering Business is in its 5th edition, worked as a personal chef while writing that book. In the cooking classes she teaches across the country, she meets students at every level and has seen a marked increase in interest in the personal chef field. She is an experienced chef and caterer with a degree from the California Culinary Institute. Denise lives in Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
How To Start a Home-Based
Personal Chef Business
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: So Youre Interested in Becoming a Personal Chef
Chapter 2: Creating a Kitchen To Go
Chapter 3: Business Plan for the Personal Chef
Chapter 4: The Legal Side of Food Preparation
Chapter 5: How To Charge For Your Services
Chapter 6: Marketing Your Personal Chef Business
Chapter 7: Client Relations
Chapter 8: Cooking Up a Profit
Chapter 9: How To Organize Your Day
Chapter 10: Branching Out: Creating An Additional Income Stream
Chapter 11: Personal Chef Menus and Recipes
Chapter 12: The 15 Most Frequently Asked Questions
of New Personal Chefs