The biggest reason Personal Chef Businesses do not succeed is that entrepreneurs do not have the experience and knowledge of how to run a small business.

This course will provide you with everything you need to successfully launch and manage your Personal Chef Business. We focus on the skills not taught at most culinary schools but learned from the experiences of many years in the corporate world as well as many years running our own Personal Chef Business.

This program will provide you with the tools you will need to successfully run your Personal Chef Business including Marketing plans, Finances, Tools, Pricing and much much more. If you are new to the Personal Chef Business, or you have been in business for awhile and are struggling with the details of running a small business, then this program is for you.

You have made the decision to take this life changing step, now invest in yourself and your future and learn what you need to know. This program is designed around a small class size, so that you can get face-to-face personalized training that will fit your needs.

Contact us now to secure your place in our next session! Space is limited.

High level overview of what you will learn:

Day 1:

  • Discuss what a Personal Chef is/can be in the marketplace
  • Learn about Licenses and Certifications you may need
  • Learn about possible company configurations
  • Learn who you are and what your market is
  • Learn how to speak, present and write about your business
  • Create your elevator speech
    • WHO are you? WHY do you do what you do? HOW do you do it and WHAT are you offering?
  • And MUCH MORE…..

Day 2:

  • Learn how to deal with your finances, record keeping and accounting
  • Review and complete an initial business plan
  • Discuss and create an operations checklist
  • Learn how to navigate your market and customer impact streams (i.e. Social Media, Print, TV, Radio etc.)
  • Learn how to market yourself to your target audience
  • And MUCH MORE…..

Day 3:

  •  Learn about advertising options and what is the most effective.
  • Initial contact strategies (email, phone and in-person)
  • Learn how and what to communicate with your clients
  • Learn how to retain clients once you have them
  • How to conduct client interviews
  • Review and complete an initial Marketing Plan
  • And MUCH MORE…..

Day 4:

  • Learn how to price your services
  • Learn the sales process and how to leverage it
  • Learn how to close the sale
  • Discuss the pro’s and cons of contracts
  • Review and create Business Policies
  • Learn how to effectively package
  • Menu Design
  • Learn how to navigate the preparation and execution of a typical cooking day
  • And MUCH MORE…..

Day 5 [half-day]:

  • Learn key kitchen skills which will greatly improve your speed and quality
  • Learn how to use the tools of the trade

Resources you will have upon completion of the class:

  • Marketing plan
  • Business Plan (casual)
  • Cooking Day process
  • Materials List
  • Business process & Accounting Procedures
  • Supplier contacts
  • 6 month free subscription to the premier Personal Chef Recipe and client management tool Modern Meal (
  • 1 year free membership to the United States Personal Chef Association: USPCA (
    • Includes liability insurance and many other perks
  • Reference text book



Examinations will be held throughout the course. A passing grade at the end of the course will translate into acceptance into the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and 1 year free membership into the USPCA with full access to all of their resources including liability insurance.


The cost for this in-person immersive five day training is $2,400. The school is held near Providence, RI in the suburb of beautiful Warren, RI at the food business incubator of Hope & Main. Included in this fee are:

  • Breakfast and lunch on all days (dinner will be on your own)
  • All course materials which you can take home
  • All exam fees
  • 6 month subscription to Modern Meal (
  • 1 year membership to the United States Personal Chef Association:  USPCA (
    • Includes liability insurance and many other perks
  • Assistance with transportation to attend the classes and field trips
  • Lodging is not included but a list of places which are available will be provided when you sign up for the program.

Ready to sign up? Contact us now!


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