Posted on, The Waterloo Regional Record website

​April 1st 2014

Original article has been edited

Every creative vocation has its successful version of a “freelancer.” Newspaper reporters go off and write books. Marketing people open up consulting firms. Policemen become security firm “guns for hire.” Such opportunities also exist in the world of culinary arts in the form of “personal chefs...

Begin your career in culinary arts... Making the decision to become a “personal chef for hire” is a bold one: it puts the full weight of responsibility on your shoulders without having the security of an employer paying your bills. However, if you’re up for the challenge, being a personal chef can be an incredibly exciting career.

The demand for personal chef services has certainly increased in recent years. Thousands of time-challenged individuals and families across Canada have contracted personal chefs as a convenient alternative to preparing their own meals or relying on fast food take-out for lunches and dinners. People with special diet needs also benefit from knowing their food is prepared to their exacting standards. 

​You’ll need a few things to get booked as a personal chef. Due to the nature of your service you will need insurance. You will also need a marketing plan that details your scope of ability and areas of expertise. Most of all, you will need the papers that show you have received proper chef training.


Insurance for Chefs:

The Chef Alliance is the leading organisation of Private & Personal Chefs & Caterers in Canada offering Chefs a place to locate Personal Chef jobs, meet new clients, grow their Personal Chef business, benefit from peer support, get discounts to lower their business costs, marketing services & much more.  This allows Chefs concentrate on what they do best - cook great food!

Becoming a personal 'chef for hire'

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