Recent culinary graduates
Just finished your culinary training? Jumpstart your career and start your own business as a personal chef. Learn how to use your own creativity and passion to create your unique business and attract clients.
Food service Professionals
You've worked on the line long enough to see where it can take you and you want something more. Make the jump to becoming a personal chef and use our business and marketing knowledge to get started.
"Second Act" Careers
Whether you are a seasoned professional or a stay home parent, you understand what it takes to be successful in your career and/or raising your family. You are looking for the tools, lessons learned, and community to jumpstart your next career.
We just launched our free Personal Chef Now Crash Course.
Everyone is excited with the impending launch of our core course - Becoming a Personal Chef. Until then, check out our FREE Crash Course. We developed this crash course to help people just starting out on their journey as a personal chef. Learn about pricing, getting your first client, and more with 6 lessons and a pricing worksheet included in the course.
Creating the next generation of personal chefs through creative learning and practical application.
Our courses feature leaders in the Personal Chef field as well as experts in marketing, technology, and social media. Our video lessons are filmed in high definition and will play on your computer or any portable device.
Our workbooks are designed not just to help you learn, but they become the blueprint for your business. Print them out or fill them out on your computer or tablet. Each workbook comes with examples to give you a place to start!
Learn from other highly motivated and creative people that are just as passionate about becoming a personal chef as you are. Each lesson has a forum section where you can share your work and learn from each other.
Becoming a Personal Chef
- 3 hours of instruction in high definition video
- 10 Sections containing a total of 50 lessons
- 40 project based assignments to build out your business
- Workbooks for each assignment (e.g. pricing templates, sample policies, logo and site design templates and much more)
- Member forums to work through assignments together
- Access to our private Becoming a Personal Chef Facebook group
- Taught by Bonnie Goodman, successful personal chef serving Southern California
A message from our founders
In 2010, I launched my Personal Chef business. I wanted to help busy families lead healthier lives by providing fresh home cooked meals. After just one year, my hard work paid off and I've been fully booked ever since. My clientele includes families, business professionals, seniors, celebrities, and professional athletes.
For the past few years, I've mentored many personal chefs who are just starting out. In 2015, I decided to launch Personal Chef Now to help the next generation of Personal Chefs get started and grow their businesses. Our goal was simple. Provide quality instruction, make it interactive, and make it collaborative. We knew it would take some time to launch, but we hope you will be happy with the result.
I look forward to working with you in the forums and with those of you who sign up for the mentored programs. Let me know what you think!
In 2008, I decided to leave Gateway Computers as Vice President of Web Marketing to start a new chapter helping small business owners get started. With over 30 years of consulting experience in technology and marketing, I've come to realize that most people have the common sense and drive to be successful. Sometimes what they really lack is the helping hand to assure them that they are on the right track and perhaps a little nudge when they get distracted or veer off course.
We are just getting this program going with the launch of our core course - Becoming a Personal Chef and our free PC Now Crash Course. Later this year we will be releasing followup courses including:
Developing your Personal Chef Website using Wordpress
Developing your Personal Chef Website using Squarespace
Food Photography using your iPhone
I am very excited to be part of this project as we help a new generation of personal chefs get started. It's really a terrific time to enter this emerging field.