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Holly E Verbeck

If you’re a private or personal chef then you know that going independent means you aren’t getting a guaranteed salary anymore. Instead of a boss telling you how much money you’ll be making, you are the one telling your clients what you charge. A personal chef salary is exactly what you make it. It’s a big shift and the number one question personal chefs ask me is, “Holly, how should I talk to my clients about the price of my services?”

I hear this repeatedly because the plain truth is a lot of chefs simply have no idea how to…


a personal chef
a personal chef

Thinking about a career as a personal or private chef… or what the difference between the two is? One of the most popular searches on the internet is what is the difference between a private and personal chef. This article is your one-stop source for up-to-date information about the differences between the two.

It is the first in a three-part series that covers the origins, duties, training and marketing, salaries, and even real-life case studies between a personal and private chef. …

Holly E Verbeck

I’m confident I can help chefs who want to start their own independent chef business because since 1997 I’ve been practicing what I preach!

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