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Cooks, Private Household

Also called: Certified Personal Chef, Personal Chef

What they do:
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
On the job, you would:
  • Plan menus according to employers' needs and diet restrictions.
  • Shop for or order food and kitchen supplies and equipment.
  • Peel, wash, trim, and cook vegetables and meats, and bake breads and pastries.


  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language


Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Resource Management
  • managing your time and the time of other people
  • managing equipment and materials


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Ideas and Logic
  • create new and original ideas
  • group things in different ways


People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Cost tracking software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
Data base user interface and query software
  • APPCA Personal Chef Office
  • Cooking e-books
Electronic mail software
  • Email software


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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