About Us

With the introduction of the Personal Chef Service in 1991 came the responsibility to create a solid, workable foundation for this new industry. 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 how 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 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 who comes directly to your home to provide various 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?

Meal Preparation

Principally, Personal Chefs come to your home regularly 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 meet your diet requirements or special restrictions. The chefs help you eat right without sacrificing taste and flavor. Plus, you get the skills and knowledge of a live-in chef without the cost.

Personal Chefs bring you variety and versatility. Besides creating food for your table every day, they offer you various 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 a 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-togethers to fine-dining extravaganzas.

Cooking Classes

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 correctly 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 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 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 out about what you eat and how you like it. They use this information to create delicious meals personalized to your tastes.

Grocery Shopping

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 before coming home and preparing your meals.

In-Home Meal Preparation

Are you tired of the hassle of 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, pans, and 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. Heat 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 needs 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
  • Seniors
  • 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 continuously or for various special occasions. The best part of working with a personal chef is that they work with you, not for you.