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 4,900 personal chefs work in the United States. 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
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
Related School Subjects
  • Business
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Health
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Organizational
Personality Traits
  • Creative
  • Hands On
  • Organized
Licensure/Certification Recommended

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