Private Chefs?

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Private Chefs?
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Private chefs, also known as personal chefs is not really a new thing. Historically speaking, this is were it all started. From the 14th century on, traveling armies had to be fed; cooks were selected from among the ranks. During peacetime, rulers set up tournaments to keep their warriors prepared for future battles; the military cooks followed knights to castles and ultimately became the cooks to kings and nobility, orchestrating huge and complicated meals and feasts for vast entourages. And so there you have it, cooks and chefs were originally domestics in royal households. After a few revolutions this all changed and restaurant chefs emerged from the wreckage. Let’s skip ahead to the 20th century. In fact let’s talk about today. With the pandemic beginning to be under control, and most people in Canada being vaccinated, we can entertain the idea of returning to normal lives.

This being said, will it be the same as before? It’s been over two years since most of us have had normal lives. I would have to say no. many people have taken up cooking at home, or in some cases increased there take out and delivery routines. For those of us that have taken up cooking, we have a new appreciation of food. The expectations for restaurants will be much higher, and i don’t believe restaurants are prepared for that. This creates a unique opportunity in the culinary world, private chefs.

Today’s podcast is a unique presentation on the private chef business model. How I got started, what it’s like and a little bit on how to get started yourself. Enjoy!