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Starting out as a new personal chef

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Hi all...

So I was wondering how people have gotten themselves off the ground with clients.  Did you first start out by practicing with you own immediate family member? like Grandma, aunts, sister or brothers and then after getting that practice did you extend out to friends? Did you start out with only cooking  2 or 3 meals at a time until you developed the skill to cook more at once?

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Most personal chefs I know start out in restaurants or other food services. Commercial cooking will give you most the organization and speed you need to be a personal chef. Only experience and an eagerness to learn will give you the actual food knowledge necessary. If you can handle working in a kitchen pumping out 300+ covers a night, you can handle the load of cooking for a family in a limited time frame.

 

If you really want some practice, and don't mind doing it for free, donate some packages to charities.

Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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Brandon O'Dell

 

Friend That Cooks Home Chef Service

www.friendthatcooks.com

O'Dell Restaurant Consulting

www.bodellconsulting.com

 

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post #3 of 3

Consider asking personal chefs in your area if they could use an assistant? Or try to work, even part-time, for a small catering company. 

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