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Personal Chef Home Study Training Program - Option A -

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 APPCA 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 APPCA. She is truly a walking poster for how to be a personal chef.

Looking forward to a long relationship with the APPCA.


Chef Dwight"

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Personal Chef Home Study Training Program - Option A - This home study training system is the core of the APPCI 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 5TH edition (January 2007 Revision), the APPCI 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 APPCA/APPCI 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 Planning
    • Regulations & Taxes
    • 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
    • And much more!
  • Incredible BONUS: A copy of The Definitive Textbook for Personal Chefs - "The Professional Personal Chef"
  • 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!
  • Over 1500 Recipes in 6 Cookbooks in Mastercook electronic format
  • Personal Chef Office  - Online business tools software for personal chefs, caterers and private chefs. Works seemlessly with your 1500 tested Mastercook recipes and cookbooks.
  • 2 hour “A Day in the Life of a Personal Chef” video – Now in DVD!
  • Access to the private Members Discussion Forums:
    The comprehensive knowledgebase for the personal chef industry
  • 1st year membership in American Personal & Private 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 APPCA Membership patch for your chef coat
  • APPCA 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 and Culinary Tours
  • Ongoing Support, Networking, Mentoring & Coaching
  • Fast and effective Member Services
  • Shipping and Handling Via USPS Priority Mail is Included.

PLUS Our Quick Start CD-ROM that includes:

    Quick Start CD-ROM - Training CD
  • Electronic formatted recipes of the Recipe Volume for use with Mastercook and Personal Chef Office 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!

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!

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NOTE: All fees are non-refundable and non-returnable. The APPCI 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. APPCI cannot guarantee any specific earnings as a result of purchasing the APPCI 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.