Hello everyone. I've been working in food service for about two years. I have line cook and catering experience. And not having a culinary degree I've tried to learn as much as I could. A friend of mine made me an offer and I would like to know what advice or warnings those of you with more experience than I may have. I've been looking to get experience as a personal chef. But without experience, it's hard to get a foot in the door. A very close friend of mine suggested I cook for her and her roommate. They lead busy lives and don't have time to make good food themselves. They would cover food cost. I would take care of menu planning, shopping, stocking the kitchen and clean up. I would cook out of thier kitchen. They also have two events this year that they would like me to cater. (By that time I will have all the proper licenses, permits and insurance if they happen to be off site.) But for now, I think it's a good chance to get experience and a reference. We'll talk money later, but being that this is a test run for me, my prices are gonna be marked way down. I'm not doing this so much for the money but like I said, the experience and reference to get started. Let me know what you all think. Thank you so much for your time.
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6/25/08 at 6:53am