Offered by Chef Del Sroufe, New York Times best-selling author, internationally known celebrity chef, with over 25 years of experience in developing recipes, preparing food, overseeing food service operations, and working with individuals who have special dietary needs. This program is designed to train people who want to be personal chefs or personal chefs wanting to develop additional skills, including the basics of the business using a plant centered approach to cooking. Students will learn general meal planning and meal planning for special dietary needs (gluten free, IBD, allergies, heart disease, cancer, etc.); sanitation basics; how to price and market your services; licensing and insurance needs; how to prepare meals in clients’ homes.
At the end of this course, you will be certified as a Wellness Forum Health Personal Chef, and you will be able to show that you are qualified to offer personal chef services; effectively work with clients from initial contact through menu planning and food preparation; market yourself as a personal chef trained by an internationally recognized expert
This course is conducted via video lectures with notes and slides provided by Chef Del. Students will be given homework assignments that will prepare them to be gainfully employed in this field. All assignments must be completed according to Chef Del’s specifications in order to be awarded the designation at the end of the series.