Personal Chefs

Personal chefs prepare menus for individuals and their families, purchase the ingredients for the meals, then cook, package, and store the meals in the clients' own kitchens. Approximately 9,000 personal chefs work in the United States, according to the American Personal and Private Chef Association. They cook for busy families, seniors, people with disabilities, and others who do not have the time or the ability to prepare meals for themselves.


Quick Facts
Duties Plan and prepare food based on client restrictions and preferences; direct and organize kitchens; serve food; shop for and order food and kitchen supplies and equipment; market one's business and maintain business-related financial records
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regioins
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health
Experience Experience in a professional kitchen recommended
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • Head Personal Chef
  • Personal Chef
  • Assistant Personal Chef

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