In the United States alone, there are roughly 9,000 personal chefs who serve 72,000 customers. All of them have their own daily regimen to prepare meals for their clients, many of whom are families. It's a busy life, but one that is often full of reward and personal gratification.
If you're looking into hiring a personal chef, it can initially be a daunting experience. You may be asking yourself questions like, "What kind of meals do they cook?" "Do they shop for groceries?" "What kind of background should they have?" or "Do I need to create the customized meal plan?"
Every personal chef will offer different services, so that's why it's a great idea to hire a staffing firm to do some of the leg work for you. You can tell the firm exactly what you're looking for and it can search for a chef who will meet your family's expectations.
To give you a brief example, one personal chef, Brigitte Theriault, starts her day around 8 a.m at the local Whole Foods supermarket. In about an hour, she picks up enough items for her two clients, a busy professional couple and a family of four. At 9:30 a.m., she begins cooking for her first client and around 1 p.m. she heads to her second client. She expects to finish around 5:30 pm.
Personal chefs will not only cook food for your family, they'll stock the pantry with specialty food items, clean up the kitchen and provide preparation instructions. They'll also stay up to date with nutritional information.