Personal Chef Office Online Software

Recipe-Menu and Business Software for Busy Personal Chefs

PERSONAL CHEF OFFICE is the “greatest thing since sliced bread!”
Created by Personal Chefs for Personal Chefs.

Personal Chef Office - Recipe-Menu and Business Software

APPCA’s exclusive online web-based software called “Personal Chef Office” is located at is the total solution for managing a personal chef business and is currently FREE for APPCA members exclusively. As the leading promoters and experts in the personal chef industry, we are committed to develop a solution to allow our cooks and chefs more time in the kitchen operations and less frustrating time sitting in front of a computer attempting to set up their businesses using multiple software applications to operate more efficiently and effectively. Now you can securely access your business from any computer or device that is connected to the Internet!

Below are key features and functions:

Recipe and menu management:
  • Pre-loaded “Recipes for Success” recipes: over 1500 personal chef-tested and recommended recipes ready to use.
  • Imports recipes and cookbooks from Mastercook software
  • Powerful recipe browse and search engine
  • Optionally share your recipes
  • Assists in creating specific menus for client cook dates that are mapped with an electronic calendar
  • Recipe scaling
  • Prints recipes, menus in several formats including PDF that includes your company info and logo
  • Build your own Nutritional analysis for your recipes
  • Instantly create your menus for your clients
  • Email recipes and menus to your clients. Edit email contents using our enhanced online editing text box which resembles Microsoft Word
  • Closely intergrated menus with the Client Management system.
Client Management System:
  • Add, edit and track your clients
  • Interactive calendar for client cook dates and other events with integrated menu selection
  • Add, edit and track your client’s complete assessment forms, allergy assessment form and client service agreements
  • Associate menus with client(s). Then on the menu screen chef can search for menus for a particular client
  • Allow your clients to complete their assessment, allergy, and preference forms online prior to your meeting and cookdates using email links
Calendar and Event Scheduling Module:
  • Add, edit and track all your appointments for cookdates and other events
  • Add your recipes for menus for a cookdates with clients
  • Keep record of his/her appointments other than cook dates. A new calendar that provides an over view of whole month has been added and is available on left hand menu.
  • Track any appointment or event for your business needs
  • Create, update, track, and print your schedules.
Shopping Management System:
  • Create and manage all your shopping lists
  • Move shopping list items up or down according to his/her will while editing shipping list. Chef can decide the order of display of shopping list items while printing shopping list using this feature
  • Purchase manager assists you in managing your purchases.
Nutritional Analysis:
  • Add Nutritional Data to your own recipes based on unique cooking conditions
Business & Finance Module:
  • Create a personal chef business plan: basic and advanced
  • Create and print client service agreements
  • Create, track and print income and expenses
  • Create Income Statements and Cash Flow reports
  • Email cook date invoices to his clients. Chef can also edit email contents using our enhanced online editing text box which resembles Microsoft Word
  • Add and list all your favorite online resources
  • Export to a your financial accounts to an Excel compatible (CSV) spreadsheet
  • Export your financial data to QuickbooksTMsoftware
  • Print reports module
  • User can upload/update his/her logo to be printed on all reports.

Personal Chef Office has an exclusive and unique Help System for users. Users can use HelpDesk which creates and tracks questions from users and provides fast and timely responses from an experienced personal chef and/or IT staff team member. There are unique video tutorials for many complex features to further assist our users.