Hi Chef Candy, I joined the APPCA recently and have already gotten two inquiries from potential clients from your website. This is very encouraging as I am concerned about having enough clients (or any clients for that matter) when I go into business. I am not in business yet however and am writing to ask your advice as to whether or not I should be listed on the site at this time. Should I explain to my leads that I am not yet in business but would love to get in touch once I am licensed and insured, or should I be removed from the site? Please advise. P.S. I... View Article
I am new to your wonderful organization and I wanted to thank you for loving what you do! It shows in the way you have covered everything a chef needs to get started and be continually supported. I am very happy I joined and look forward to a long relationship with APPCA!
Hi my name is Chef Darlene. I’ve been in Food Service for about six years now, not counting the many years cooking for my family and friends. I got into food service because of my love of cooking, but sometimes in food service you don’t get to be the cook. So I decided the only way I would always know that I would be the cook today was to take that step and be a personal chef. I joined the association July 12,06, I’ve been studying and getting all the legalities in order and before I was really ready I got my first call which turned into my first client.... View Article
Hello Staff at American Personal & Private Chef Association, Thank you all for everything that you do. Because of you and your service I just signed a contract with New Orleans Saint [name withheld for privacy] to be his personal chef for the football season. Again, thanks for everything.
I just attended the Personal Chef Seminar in NJ and I can’t say enough WONDERFUL things about it !!! I got so much information and feedback from the course. Jim is the most wonderful charismatic and dynamic speaker/instructor. I thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone in the class and wish everyone great success. If you are on the fence about attending, I say jump right on it, you won’t regret it!!!!!
Just got back from the NJ seminar today and I’m trying to figure out how to put my thoughts into words. I’ve been a member for almost 1 year but I got my materials in the mail, never actually got through them (have ADD, no way I’m ever getting through the whole manual). I decided going to the seminar might be a good investment. Jim, you did one heck of a job because the first words that come into my head are, “I was blind but now I see”, (only had 1 glass of wine, promise!). I learned so much in the 2 days about PCing but most important, I... View Article
I have to jump in and say that I have been an active member for a year now. My business is growing so much faster than I could have imagined! I have never been more tired or happy in my life. I work very hard but when my head hits the pillow I am so happy that I became a personal chef and even more happy that I joined this organization. I feel like I have friends across the US. Candy, I don’t know how you’ve done it but you have gathered so many wonderful people together. People who have helped me grow my business, who were there when I... View Article
Dear Candy & Dennis, I wanted to thank you for… Where do I start? Just thanking for everything doesn’t sound like enough. Thank you for helping me make my dream of cooking the way I want to possible. There. That sums it up! After attending the summit, I feel inspired to go out and cook for the world! I came away with so much knowledge and comradery that it is spilling out of brain! The speakers and were all wonderful and informative. It is going to take me weeks to tackle my notes and handouts. I am so grateful that there is such a thing as the APPCA. Oops! Sorry…APPCA!... View Article
Hi there Candy: I enjoyed the class in Gaithersburg very much and wanted to let you know how much I appreciated you. This was such a positive experience and a real change of pace from the macho (stuff) the CIA and ACF serves up. After thinking about it, my only suggestion for an improvement would be to put a bit more about what to bring to the class. I ended up calling to make sure that I didn’t need to bring a jacket or a knife kit. Pretty minor stuff. I don’t know if you could tell, but I learn so much better verbally and visually than I ever do... View Article
Dear APPCA and the APPCA class, “I have appreciated reading your emails and updates on your businesses – Good luck to all of you in 2007. I have been so busy, that I have not stayed on top of email but I wanted to send you a note to let you know how my business has been doing since the class. As you all know, I had already started my business previous to the APPCA class, but the class gave me some vital info and tools that have helped me to move my business to the next level. I already had 2 clients, but shortly after the class, someone contacted... View Article