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    The Professional Personal Chef Program Series ©

    Option A - Home Study Training Program
    "The Business of Doing Business as a Personal Chef" ©

    Option A Home Study Training Program with DVD and QuickStart CD
    This home study training system is the core of the APCI educational materials and prerequisite for other educational offerings - this lays out the path you need to follow to successfully set up or refine your profitable personal chef business.

    Now in it's NEW 4TH edition (August 2005 Revision), the APCI Training Manual contains many updates and includes 25 NEW critical information pages. The most comprehensive and complete training programs with the most responsive association membership in the Industry. These APCA/APCI systems perennially set the highest STANDARD for the Personal Chef Industry.
    Option A Home Study Program includes:

  • Comprehensive Training Manual written by Candy Wallace, Executive Directory and award-winning expert in the Industry

  • Business Plan

  • Regulations

  • Finances

  • How to Market

  • Advertising

  • The Sales Process

  • A Day In the Life of a Personal Chef

  • Business Collateral Materials

  • Checklists, Forms & Glossary of Food Terms

  • A complete Volume of 200+ Recipes

  • Mastercook Deluxe 9.0 Complete Recipe and Nutrition Manager software.   NO Annual LEASING FEES: You own and keep all your recipes/menus securely on your computer's hard drive and includes the new exclusive Web Import Bar that makes gathering recipes revolutionary!

  • 200+ Recipes in Mastercook electronic format

  • Personal Chef Office software featuring FREE access to our new online business tools software for their personal chef business operations. This sofware includes client management systems with client assessment tracking, recipe/menu management with shopping lists as an adjunct to Mastercook, client accounts management, and much more. There are NO extra fees.

  • 2 hour “A Day in the Life of a Personal Chef” video – Now in DVD!

  • Access to the private Members Discussion Forum:
    The comprehensive knowledgebase for the personal chef industry

  • 1st year membership in American Personal Chef Association

  • A Web referral page on Find A Chef registry at

  • Access to National association rates for A+ rated General Liability for personal chef. The most comprehensive risk coverage for your business available. See

  • Exclusive Web Custom Design & Hosting Services at deep discount rates

  • Embroidered APCA Membership patch for your chef coat

  • APCA Membership Identification Card

  • Certificate of Course Completion

  • Shopping Discounts for Members

  • Eligibility for Regional and Local Chapter Memberships

  • Member Discount for Annual Personal Chef Summit Educational Conferences

  • Ongoing Support, Networking, Mentoring & Coaching

  • Fast and effective Member Services

  • Shipping and Handling Via USPS Priority Mail is Included.

  • Proud New Member Testimonial:

    "Proud to say I am finally a member of the American Personal Chefs Association.

    Had to learn the "hard way" again. Shopped for liability insurance and web hosting on my own. Wow. Wonder how some people survive doing liability insurance on their own. No comparison on what the APCA offers vs. paying for liability insurance on your own.

    Thanks also for your kind words and low key sales approach. Your competition just doesn't get it. Everyone I talked to at San Diego and in Chicago was very helpful.

    Please pass on to Karen Tursi how great she is to be part of the APCA. She is truly a walking poster for how to be a personal chef.

    Looking forward to a long relationship with the APCA.


    Chef Dwight"

    Click Here for more testimonials
    PLUS Our Quick Start CD-ROM that includes:

  • Electronic formatted recipes of the Recipe Volume for use with Mastercook software

  • Customized business forms, slide presentations, and “ready to use” templated files to get your started quickly

  • Startup checklists to manage costs and save time

  • A complete Press Release & Media Kit with sample templates

  • Heating and Freezing Recipe Information

  • Sample brochures and fliers

  • Scores of sample forms critical to your personal chef business
  • Numerous multimedia film clips and many other valuable online resources!
  • Member's Quick Start Multimedia CDROM

    This program has been carefully designed to help you have your personal chef business on track within 30 to 60 days!    This is an outstanding value for only $695!

    Click here to order you Personal Chef Training Program thru Secure Online.
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    NOTE: All fees are non-refundable and non-returnable. The APCI Manual &Training Materials are for educational purposes only. You are not purchasing a business plan, franchise, or distributorship. As an independent business owner you may operate your business the way you wish and earn as much money as your efforts and drive to be successful returns to you. APCI cannot guarantee any specific earnings as a result of purchasing the APCI Training Manual & Materials. Under U.S. Copyright and Trademark Law it is illegal for these materials to be copied, reproduced or otherwise used as anything other than an educational manual for the use of the purchaser ALONE. Any infringement will be disputed with legal action. By completing this order, I affirm that I understand and accept the above terms.

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