Cooks, Private Household

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Certified Personal Chef (CPC), Personal Chef, Personal Private Chef, Private Chef

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What they do:
Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.
On the job, you would:
  • Peel, wash, trim, and cook vegetables and meats, and bake breads and pastries.
  • Cool, package, label, and freeze foods for later consumption and provide instructions for reheating.
  • Plan menus according to employers' needs and diet restrictions.



  • customer service
  • sales and marketing

Manufactured or Agricultural Goods

  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Math and Science

  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Ideas and Logic

  • come up with lots of ideas
  • notice when problems happen

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility


You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software

  • Cost tracking software
  • Intuit QuickBooks Hot Technology

Video creation and editing software

  • YouTube

Data base user interface and query software

  • APPCA Personal Chef Office
  • Cooking e-books


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

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