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Tips for Building Your Personal Chef Services Business

Personal Chef

Personal chefs have become popular among so many families these days and this can help some families take care of meals when there does not seem like enough hours in the day to cook. Dinner is typically the meal prepared by personal chef services.  There are a few different levels of services that you can opt to offer if this is a career choice you are opting for. For instance, some personal chefs only want to prepare the food and the family will just have to cook it.

Some chefs will do the whole things so the family only needs to sit down and enjoy their home cooked meal. Before you can become a personal chef though, there are a few things you have to take care of such as getting a personal chef service business license. This is something that is going to be needed before you can begin working as a personal chef.

Safety and Food Certificate
You are going to need to gain knowledge in food and safety when offering personal chef services to your potential clients. This is so you know how to handle foods and pretty much every state requires this if you are going to be working with food. You can get this certificate by going to your local health department and you will need to watch a presentation. Afterwards, you will take a test and once you pass it you will earn your certificate.

Business Licensing

No matter what type of personal chef service contract you are going to be doing, you are going to need to bet your personal chef service business license. There is no way around this at all. If you are going to be cooking in a kitchen or in a clients home, or even as personal chef service delivery, this license needs to be up to date and current at all times. If you are going to be going into the catering business, you will need a license that is tailored more towards catering. You can go online and check the state auditor website to determine what is going to be needed.

Doing personal chef service delivery may also require a certain type of license. Some people work as personal chefs while others open up their own corporations and this is where you may need LLC licensing. You will need to keep up to date as far as renewing your licenses and for the most part, the state will be sending out reminders for you so you don't forget. There are even some renewal companies in certain states that will allow you to renew your license online as long as you have a valid credit or debit card.

If you are going to be working under a personal chef service contract, you are going to have to make sure  that you understand everything that is in it. There are some companies that require you to work on contracts and there are some clients that want contracts showing that you will work with them for a certain amount of time before you can opt to leave or continue working with them. Some clients will offer bonuses or some companies will do this.