Personal Chef

A personal chef is a chef who is hired by different clients to prepare meals in the client’s home kitchens based on their needs and preferences.

If you are good at making a sumptuous meal or a lover of food making, you may consider starting a business as a personal chef.

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Duties of a Personal Chef

1. A personal chef prepares a customized meal according to the needs and preferences of their client, e.g. vegetarian meal, diabetic meal, non-oil meal, etc.

2. Personal chef goes grocery shopping for their client by purchasing the freshest and finest ingredient before coming home to prepare the meal.

3. Personal chef makes sure the kitchen is clean and tidy, leaving it with the aroma of freshly cooked meals.

The good thing about this business is that you can work for multiple clients at the same time.

You must make sure you have good time management skills and schedules so that you don’t miss an appointment with your client.
Although you are not a private chef (who works full-time) but a business personal chef who offers services when the needs arise.

Also, as a personal chef, you can extend your services to include private parties, office luncheons, anniversaries, birthdays, occasions, etc.
Even though you don’t know how to cook but you would love to learn and probably turn it into a business, then keep reading.

The good news is that you can learn how to make different meals both local and intercontinental online for free. This means you can take on any client with a special preference.

You can learn how to cook from the following site: All Nigeria Recipes

Assuming your phone consume data when watching videos online or you are too busy to watch cooking videos online, you may consider purchasing a cookbook for as low as N6,000 from All Nigeria Recipes

However, in order to appear as a professional personal chef, You must do the following:- 

Create a website where your client can place their orders,

Find out what your niche is and where you can find your target audience e.g seniors can be found in care centers, bachelor, career moms, etc,

Choose a business name, Design your logo, business cards, and other necessary forms.

Logo get your business branded and business cards must be handy for marketing purposes

As a personal chef, you will need forms for clients to feel so you can identify their meal preference, cooking at the client’s home or ordering a prepared meal, eating time, etc

Make sure you have all the equipment necessary. You may go to a client’s home and discover they lack some equipment,

Join forums, discussion boards, Facebook groups such as food groups, where your target audience may be.

Engage with them by giving them tips about food, Use social media to promote your business, Invest in a high-quality camera to take pictures of meals prepared by you,

Practice with family, friends, acquaintances, and ask them for referrals. Offer a bonus for any referrals you get and keep networking