4 Personal Chef Success Stories [2022]

4 Personal Chef Success Stories [2022]
Become A Personal Chef

If you’re looking for a career that allows you to work within your own schedule, look no further. Becoming a personal chef means being able to set your own hours, plan your own schedule and take on as much or as little work as you want.

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

Personal chefs can work at various locations including their client’s homes or restaurant kitchen. They may have regular clients who call on them to prepare meals for them on a weekly basis, or they may get called in to prepare meals for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a personal chef:

1. Chefs Resources ($60K/year)

David Buchanan (from Ferndale, WA, USA) started Chefs Resources about 12 years ago.

$5K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

I am David Buchanan, a professional chef, and owner of Chefs-Resources.com, a website geared towards providing professional chefs with free detailed culinary info (seasonality, flavor profiles, etc.) about fresh fish, oysters, and cuts of meat, as well as tons of free kitchen management articles. Paid subscribers get access to our premium kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets (prep sheets, recipe templates, ordering guides, etc.), video tutorials, and kitchen management articles.

The site is not about recipes, but I am a Chef, so here is one of my favorite personal creations...seared scallops, spring pea puree, lemon beurre blanc, fingerling potatoes, golden beets, asparagus, corn kernels.


2. Chefs Resources

Chefs Resources provides culinary information for Professional Chefs. A vast array of seafood profiles, kitchen management tools, food cost and inventory.

  • Estimated revenue: $5K/month
  • Business rank: #458K

Check out their full website ➜

3. Hire A Chef

  • Business rank: #579K

Check out their full website ➜

4. Boston Chefs

  • Business rank: #585K

Check out their full website ➜

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