I am a former NYC chef-instructor. I taught at Peter Kump's and Kings Cooking Studio for about 4 years.
I have since moved from that area to the Catskills and I need help with pricing.
I want to offer Home Cooking Parties to clients -- where I help the client develop a menu and I shop for it . I'd divide the guests into groups - depending on how many there are and put them to work. Hands-on or Demo would be up to the client -- cheaper for a demo. I guess you would charge per person, plus the cost of the food and labor involved. I just don't how much.
In NYC, private chefs I think get around $25/hour and up --
I don't think I'd get anywhere near that up here in New York State. Well, actually, I'm in Woodstock which has some pretty high-profile residents anyway.
I'm not looking to rip anyone off -- I want to charge a fair price that is also worth my while.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can determine what to charge for something like this?
Also, if a client wanted a private cooking lesson in their home, what rate do you think would be in the ball park?
I would really appreciate any help. Thank you sooo much!