Code of Ethics

The mission of the United States Personal Chef Association is to maintain the highest standards of conduct of each active member, expect each member to adhere to a code of ethics, assist each member to maintain a successful personal chef business, encourage participation in sponsored conferences, promote healthy and safe kitchen practices, and enforce the rules laid out in the code of ethics.

This Code of Ethics ensures the highest quality of service, cleanliness and safety associated with the service.

Code of Ethics

As a USPCA Personal Chef and in the interest of maintaining the highest business standards, I promise to:

  • Provide healthful, nutritious and delicious meals.
  • Create menus based upon the client’s needs and preferences.
  • Use only quality ingredients and the freshest meat, fish, vegetables and fruits available.
  • Maintain a professional and positive image of their business and the USPCA. Always act in accordance with all State and Federal laws and regulations, particularly in matters of food preparation and health standards.
  • Respect for the client’s home, property, belongings and privacy, always acting discreetly and as a member of his/her family.
  • Keep confidential any information about the client, which a member may know as a result of work in his/her home.
  • Prompt return of phone messages, e-mail and social media contacts.
  • Full disclosure of any/all information requested by the client in regards to the preparation of meals.
  • Leave clear, concise storage and heating directions for meals prepared.
  • Continue their education in culinary arts and stay abreast of changes within the industry.

Each USPCA Personal Chef will demonstrate adherence to the above Code of Ethics at all times. Clients who feel a chef is not operating within the ethical guidelines are encouraged to discuss the issue with their Personal Chef and/or contact USPCA.