With the introduction of the Personal Chef Service in 1991 came the responsibility to create a solid, workable foundation on which this new industry would be positioned. The USPCA was aware that as founders, their duty included establishing guidelines and standards for Personal Chef services to follow. With this in mind, the United States Personal Chef Association enabled this new career field to flourish while maintaining and regulating the manner in which Personal Chefs conducted their service. Thanks to these efforts many years ago, clients from North America and beyond can have confidence that service standards are in place and that all USPCA Personal Chefs adhere to these standards including a professional code of ethics.
Today USPCA is by far the largest and most well established association for these working professionals. The USPCA continues to set the standards and create guidelines as this industry grows. Media exposure, National recognition, increased sales and ongoing education which keep the USPCA on the cutting edge are just a few of the benefits realized by the Personal Chef.
What is a Personal Chef?
A Personal Chef is a culinary professional that comes directly to your home to provide you a wide variety of personalized cooking services. Each Personal Chef is an independent business owner who will work closely with you to provide personalized and customized services that fit your specific tastes and needs.
What is a Personal Chef Service?
Principally, Personal Chefs come to your home on a regular basis and prepare custom, quality meals for you and your family. Personal Chefs are the leaders in customized meals for your home, from the simplest requests to specialized diets and dietary restrictions. The Personal Chef works hand in hand to provide the tastiest meals that stay within your particular diet requirements or special restrictions. The chefs help you eat right without sacrificing taste and flavor. Plus, you get the skill and knowledge of a live-in chef without the cost.
Personal Chefs bring you variety and versatility. Besides creating food to your table every day, they offer you a variety of other services. Personal Chefs provide food for a variety of special needs and events.
Small Dinner Parties
Personal Chefs cook at your home to prepare food for wide range of special events. From small buffets to spectacular and intimate dinner parties, they cover the spectrum of home dining. They design and execute menus for any group’s taste from informal get together to fine dining extravaganzas.
Many chefs provide fun and educational cooking classes right in your home. Imagine you and a group of your friends getting together to learn how to cook one of your favorite dishes. Learning to cook the right way can be a great way to get together with friends, family or co-workers. Everybody loves to eat!
A Personal Chef Service is your answer to providing you and your family with great tasting, healthful, affordable meals in the comfort of your home without the daily grind of shopping and cooking. Personal Chefs offer the best tasting food at affordable prices. They save you valuable time in your life by sparing you the hassles of grocery shopping, the time preparing your meals and the mess that cooking leaves behind. They are not only a timesaver, but a lifesaver!
What Other Services Do Personal Chefs provide:
Customized Menu Planning
A Personal Chef Service takes the time to learn your individual needs and preferences. Love pasta? Hate onions? Not enough garlic? food allergies? dietary restrictions? The chef will make sure you get it your way. Personal Chefs take the time to sit down with you and talk about your needs, likes and dislikes. They find about what you eat and how you like it. They use this information to create delicious meals personalized to your individual tastes.
How much time do you spend at the store? How much time do you spend standing in line? How much more do you spend on impulse for food that goes to waste? How many trips do you make picking up food for that night’s dinner or staring at the shelves trying to decide what’s for dinner? A Personal Chef Service performs the shopping for you. They purchase the freshest and finest ingredients just before coming to your home and preparing your meals.
In-Home Meal Preparation
Tired of the hassle in preparing meals every day? A Personal Chef comes to your home with everything needed and prepares multiple personalized meals in your kitchen. Are you tired of a dirty sink, pots and pans, a greasy stove? The Personal Chef packages and stores your meals in your refrigerator and freezer. They leave your kitchen sparkling clean and your home filled with aromas of freshly prepared foods. Simply heat up one of your many prepared meals and enjoy the added free time and the fruits of Your Personal Chef’s labor. A Personal Chef provides great tasting food and the precious gift of time with a convenient and affordable solution to the question of “What’s For Dinner?
Who Hires a Personal Chef?
A common misconception is that a Personal Chef Service is only for the wealthy. Anyone who has a need to solve the “What’s for Dinner?” problem can hire a Personal Chef Service. People from all walks-of-life hire Personal Chefs. If you appreciate great food, enjoy personalized service, and want more time in your busy schedule, a Personal Chef Service is exactly what you need. People who hire Personal Chefs include:
- Busy Professionals
- Working Couples
- Families on the Go
- Families With Allergies
- People With Special Dietary Needs and Restrictions
Personal Chefs can be of service to people not only because they bring great food to your table every day, but because they can work closely with their customers with all types of diets, allergies or specialized menus. Personal chefs can provide these services on a continuing basis or for a variety of special occasions. The best part of working with a personal chef is that they work with you, not for you.