Personal Chef Diploma

Program Overview

Ever wanted to run your own culinary show? The Personal Chef Diploma Program hones your culinary talents, and prepares you for the technical side of running your own business.

Do I need a Diploma to be a Personal Chef? From the client’s perspective, choosing a personal chef is like choosing a lawyer, accountant or other professional. One looks for a combination of experience and credentials. Completing this course states your commitment to being a professional personal chef and to providing a valuable service to your clients.

This course puts you head and shoulders above other personal chefs, because you learn business management skills, how to market yourself, how to use the internet effectively, and how to avoid the pit-falls other business owners make.


  • Overview of the industry
  • A day in the life of a PC
  • What you need to become a successful personal chef

Creating A PC Business

  • Business plans
  • Market research & strategic plans
  • Financial planning
  • Legal & government considerations

Administration Model

  • Business structure
  • Accounting options
  • Insurance
  • Financing

Strategic Marketing Plan

  • Creating an image or brand
  • Marketing outline
  • Delivering your message
  • Marketing tools
  • Creating marketing pieces

Tools & Equipment

  • The client package
  • Checklists
  • Containers – storage, freezing, reheating
  • Tools of the Personal chef trade
  • First aid
  • Personal chef safety

Menu Planning

  • How people eat
  • Service variations
  • Costing
  • Special diets
  • Nutritional labeling
  • Timing for success


  • Choosing suppliers
  • Creating the shopping list
  • Ordering
  • Tracking mileage
  • Client gifts
  • Timing for success

Working In The Client’s Home

  • Planning your work flow
  • Client interview & site inspection
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Trouble-shooting
  • Clean up & security
  • Evaluation

Selling The PC Service

  • Leading questions
  • Using the phone script
  • FAQ’s & objections
  • Booking the interview
  • Questionnaire

Safety & Sanitation

  • Note: students must have a valid Safe Food Handlers Card
  • In-home basics
  • Bacteria
  • Food handling
  • Cleaning
  • Dishwashing
  • Safety practices

PC Culinary Techniques

  • Cooking methods
  • Proteins, starches, produce
  • Food quality
  • Packaging for freezing / reheating

Other Revenue Sources & Concepts For The Pc

  • Strategic partnerships
  • Networking
  • Catering
  • Interactive parties
  • Private cooking demonstrations / lessons
  • Menu planning

Contact Us

Liaison College Durham
701 Rossland Rd. E
Whitby, ON, L1N 8Y9

Phone: 905-430-0400
Email: Click Here

Connect With Us

We are everywhere you are! Connect and interact with us on your favorite social media platform or visit our social media page to read our most recent posts.

My Image

Copyright © 2019 Liaison College Durham

Website Design by Rood's Media

Cilinary Arts Programs from Liaison College - Personal Chef Diploma