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PERSONAL CHEF

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ORGANIZATIONS

American Personal Chef Association
4572 Delaware Street
San Diego, CA 92116
(800) 644-8389
Web site: http://www.personalchef.com
Professional organization for personal chefs in the United States.

Canadian Personal Chef Association
100 Broadview Avenue, Suite 302
Toronto, ON M4M 3H3, Canada
(800) 995-2138
Web site: http://www.canadianpersonalchef.com
Professional association for personal chefs in Canada.

United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
481 Rio Rancho Boulevard NE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
(800) 995-2138
Web site: http://www.uspca.com
An organization devoted to the personal chef.

WEB SITES

CookingSchools.com
http://www.cookingschools.com
Billed as the cooking and culinary school directory, this Web site has a wealth of information and includes a great interview with well-known personal chef Sharon Worster.

BOOKS

Greenlaw, Val. Personal Chef Secrets: Delicious Recipes Everyone Will Love! Brainerd, MS: Home Chef, 2004.
A great resource written by a personal chef with more than twenty years of experience.

Koning, Brian T. Become a Personal Chef 2004: An Introduction to the Industry. Bloomington, IN: Authorhouse, 2004.
A good summary of the career of a private/personal chef.

Morgan, Jorj. At Home in the Kitchen: The Art of Preparing the Foods You Love to Eat. Nashville, TN: Cumberland House, 2001.
A cookbook with inventive twists on well-known, traditional, home-cooked recipes for the entire family.

Vivaldo, Denise. How to Start a Home-Based Personal Chef Business (Home-Based Business Series). Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot, 2006.
Another good resource for personal chefs, with more emphasis on the day-to-day running of business affairs than recipes.

Wallace, Candy, and Greg Forte. The Professional Personal Chef: The Business of Doing Business as a Personal Chef. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2007.
Wallace and Forte discuss every step on the career path of a personal chef, both small and large.

PERIODICALS

Bon Appétit
Condé Nast Publications
4 Times Square
New York, NY 10036
Web site: http://www.bonappetit.com
Print and online magazine dedicated to good food and its enjoyment. Includes articles on food, wine, and cook's tools. The online portion, Epicurious, features the “world's greatest recipe collection.”

Fine Cooking
The Taunton Press
63 South Main Street
P.O. Box 5506
Newtown, CT 06470-5506
Web site: http://taunton.com/finecooking
A print and online magazine for chefs and people who like to cook at home. The Web site has a special link to the Cooks Talk Forum, a newsgroup for professional chefs, amateur chefs, and everyone in between.

Gourmet Connection
CAPCO Marketing, Inc.
P.O. Box 842
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Web site: http://gourmetconnection.com/ezine

A print and online magazine that covers gourmet cooking and in-depth discussion of health issues related to food and various food ingredients.

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