American Personal & Private Chef Association
Full Membership Benefits

APPCA is the largest professional personal and private chef trade association in the United States.

Becoming a member of the American Personal & Private Chef Association immediately entitles you to the following benefits. These benefits are included in your annual membership fee - there are no hidden  additional fees to the association. As a member, you get:

Access to the most complete AND affordable training products

For the last 20 years, the APPCA has worked hard to ensure that prices for training products have remained as low as possible, while still being able to expand and continually update the educational offerings. We offer both primary education products as well as business enhancement products. Click here for more product details.

Web referrals from and

Members who are ready to start getting business can have their company listed on the web referral pages at . This enables you to target customers in your area, tell them where you service, and give them the contact information to reach you. If you have a website, the referral page will redirect them there so you can provide even more details about your service.

Instant listing in mobile search apps for iOS and Android devices

Your company's listing in our FREE "Find & Hire a Chef" mobile search apps for iOS iPhone/iPad and Android devices. Get even more client contacts.

Interaction on Social Media

Meet, greet and discuss current issues on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google +, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and

Active members-only discussion forums

One of the cornerstones of our benefits, the members discussion forum has more than 100,000 business-related posts on nearly every conceivable topic relating to the Personal Chef industry. Here nearly any question can be answered by successful, professional industry peers. It also provides a great opportunity to network with members from other parts of the country and to gain an insight into different market conditions, client needs, and regional specialties.

To provide our members with the best forum experience, we avoid the use of shareware or freeware forum software and have chosen the fully-featured, licensed UBB forum application.

Automatic access to local chapters where applicable

Local chapters give members the opportunity to get together in person on a regular basis to discuss issues that effect them in their areas, plan and execute group marketing activities, and socialize with peers. Access to member chapters is automatic and does not require additional fees to the association before you can join.

Liability insurance plans

Liability insurance is critical in any business operation. Our multi-vendor plans offer Personal Chefs the choice of finding the best and most affordable coverage for their specific geographic region.

Personal Chef Office software

All members receive FREE access to our new web-based business tools software for their personal chef business operations. This sofware includes client management systems with client assessment, preference, and allergy tracking, recipe/menu management with shopping lists, client accounts and invoice management, and much more. Works great with Windows and Mac operating systems.

Deep Discounts for Custom Web Site Design & Hosting Plan

Exclusive member rates for full Web services. Jump-Start your personal chef business with custom designed Web site with low hosting rates and a link from NO Templates.

Member's Quick Start Download Files Repository complete with

  • Find A Chef Web Referral Page information
  • Liability Insurance
  • Fast Access to the Members' Private Forums
  • Press Release Kit Templates
  • Personal Chef Media Information & Articles
  • Heating and Freezing Recipe Information
  • Sales Presentation and BONUS Files
  • Multi-media Personal Chef Film Clips
  • Over 60 Interactive Files!

Best cost/benefits ratio in the industry

Even though annual membership is a tax-deductible business expense, you still want to make sure you are getting your money's worth. We encourage prospective members to look around to see if any other association really offers this scope of benefits and what the actual cost is. We think you will agree that you can not find benefits like these elsewhere, at any cost.

Joining the American Personal & Private Chef Association could be the best professional culinary decision you've ever made!

The first year's APPCA Membership is included in the purchase of any Personal Chef Training Program. These benefits are continued for active members who renew their annual dues. Successful operating professional chefs and personal chefs may join the APPCA's Associate Membership for $350 ¹.

Click here to order you Personal Chef Training Program thru Secure Online. - Visa, Master Charge or Discover Cards Accepted

¹  Proof of 6 months minimum time in business by submitting a copy of DBA/Business License, Food Safety Certificate and a short telephone interview with our Executive Director. Support materials as listed above do not apply to Associate Memberships.

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Disciples of Escoffier

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APPCA's Chef Candy Wallace was inducted into Disciples of Escoffier CLICK HERE

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Phone us at 800-644-8389. Get started with the finest personal chef training and membership in the industry.

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