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 in maintaining 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 on 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 according to all State and Federal laws and regulations, particularly in food preparation and health standards.
  • Respect for the client’s home, property, belongings, and privacy, always acting discreetly and as a family member.
  • Keep confidential any information about the client that a member may know due to work in their home.
  • Prompt return of phone messages, e-mail, and social media contacts.
  • Full disclosure of any/all information requested by the client regarding 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 always adhere to the above Code of Ethics. Clients who feel a chef is not operating within the ethical guidelines are encouraged to discuss the issue with their Chef and contact USPCA.