When we hear the terms "Personal Chef" and "Private Chef" most of us really don't know how to distinguish the difference. I think sometimes the two get intermingled and thrown into the same pot all too often. I'm here to settle this dilemma! You're welcome.
A Private Chef is one whose job is to cook / work for one family EXCLUSIVELY. Perhaps they cook all the meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some may only prepare dinner. The point is, their job is based solely around cooking for that ONE individual or family. If may often include traveling with the family on holidays, cooking for private dinner parties or cocktail parties. They become very closely knit with the family they work with and for.
When you hire a PRIVATE CHEF you will typically need to be able to pay them a good base salary because this becomes his/hers only job.
A PERSONAL CHEF, on the other hand, cooks for multiple families per week. He/She will go to 4 to 5 clients homes in a week cooking 4 to 5 entrees for their clients. The Chef could alternately, cook and deliver the food, but either way, every meal is customized specifically with each particular client/family in mind and their individual desires, dietary needs (if any), etc.
A PERSONAL CHEF may also include other services with their weekly client cook dates such as Private Dinner Parties, Cooking Classes, Meal Planning Services, and Food Coaching and Education on the importance of Healthy Eating.
That's what we do here at Lean Bean Chef Personal Chef Services. We have specific clients that we cook for exclusively on a weekly basis. Every day is designated to one of our signature clients and we carefully plan out their menu for the week according to their wants, needs and desires. We then pick up the food either at the local farmers market or the local grocery store, and take it to the clients home and prepare the meals that they will eat for the week, which is typically 3 - 5 complete entrees (meals).
For 4 -5 hours a week our clients can have their very own "PRIVATE CHEF" come into their home and make life a little easier and less hectic. The difference being they are responsible for reheating their own food, and we aren't cooking and plating their food for them every evening.
The food is fresh, of the highest quality and still a major improvement than what you would get from a meal delivery service (a place that makes food in large batches). YOU CAN'T BEAN SMALL BATCHED, HOME-MADE FOOD right from your own kitchen. And, it's fully customized. PLUS, we at Lean Bean Chef strive to search for local, sustainable and organic ingredients, which not only makes the food taste better and fresher, but adds to the nutritional value, overall. The cost of a Personal Chef can range from an hourly rate to a weekly rate but is significantly lower than that of a Private Chef because you pay them to show up at your home EVERY DAY.
Being a Personal Chef is something I love. The money can be good, but we're talking long hours, hard work which can be physically and mentally draining and very taxing on the body. Think about how long you stand to cook! We at Lean Bean Chef do this every day because we are passionate about what we do and about helping people eat healthier!
If you are struggling with no time left to prepare meals at the end of the day, looking to change your eating habits or would like to learn more about our Personal Chef Services click HERE!
This post was written by Susan Avello, Personal Chef at Lean Bean Chef Personal Chef Services in Dothan Alabama - offering Healthy Meal Prep, Meal Planning, Private Cooking Classes, Private Dinner Parties and Education on Healthy Eating.
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