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Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

From "I'm not sure how to begin" to a Mindset of Confidence...


Launch your meal prep business and take control of your own hours and income so you can live the life you want to live!


If there were a clear, actionable way to learn everything meal prep business WITHOUT the anxiety of “am I doing this right …”

…would you follow through with starting a meal prep business for your dream clients?

Yes, I'm Ready!
Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef


What do I do first?

This Meal Prep Business 101 course will arm you with all the templates you need to get started. Everything is covered, from initial client consultation to the first cook session and beyond.


You don't have to quit your current job.

You'll be cooking several meals at one time for one client, so they'll likely hire you for once a week or once every other week service. What day are you currently available that you can make this happen? Start with just one client and expand from there until you have several clients to fill your entire work week. Or, keep it with just that one client as part-time side money.

But Virginia, I don't want to cook in client homes, I want to deliver from my home...


Yes, it might sound like a dream , leisurely cooking up batch meals in your home then delivering it to your client...except that's not exactly legal. Google "Cottage Laws in <insert your state or county>" and you can read how your local government feels about cooking from your home kitchen.

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef
Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef
Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Okay then, I'll rent a commercial kitchen...

Starting a meal prep business from scratch, without any clients or just a few clients, is financially risky. You'll likely need to put down a large security deposit and may have difficulty getting a landlord to believe in your new business start-up. Until you have a large database of clients wanting your services, opening up a commercial kitchen offering meal prep is not likely an option for you.


Start a Meal Prep Business with little to NO OVERHEAD!

You know what you COULD do - move your operations into client kitchens where there is little to no overhead. Your client pays for groceries and you collect the service fee for bringing the groceries to them and preparing all meals within their kitchen. If you do plan on later moving into a commercial kitchen, starting in client homes is where you would "prove your business concept" and earn a waiting list of clients.

Who is this course for?

  • Cooks and chefs interested in starting a full or part-time meal prep business preparing meals in client homes
  • Cooks and chefs that are ready to have control of their own hours and income in a business they own and operate
  • Cooks and chefs already familiar with pricing, bookkeeping and marketing. If you need a more comprehensive course to include these subjects, Personal Chef Business in 10 Weeks is available for you.

Who is this course NOT for?

  • Cooks and chefs wanting to work out of a commercial kitchen (personal chefs work in their client's kitchens)
  • Cooks and chefs looking to do meal deliveries from their home kitchen; health inspections and transportation requirements are necessary in that case and not covered in this course
  • Cooks and chefs needing help with culinary skills; this is a business course and cooking how-to is not covered

You've always had in the back of your mind the idea that "someday" you'll start a meal prep business

...but you have a million questions...

  • What do I do with extra groceries after a cook session?
  • Should I include nutritional information on the menu?
  • Should I have a client contract?
  • What questions should I ask at the initial client consultation?
  • How do I choose menu items that store and reheat well?
  • Should I bring my own cookware to the appointment?
  • Should I freeze any items or place them all in the refrigerator?
  • How do I package a meal?
  • Should I charge a fee if there is a cancellation?
  • How do I handle purchasing spices, oils and vinegars?
  • Do I buy ingredients at the farmer’s market or the grocery store?
  • Doesn’t everybody want Mondays?
  • What is a personal chef’s uniform?
  • How far in advance should I schedule?
  • How long does a cook session take?
  • How do I know when to cook a meal and when to just prepare it for cooking?
  • How is a typical week scheduled?
  • How do I accept payment and when do I get paid?

Yes, they're all answered in the course "Meal Prep Business 101." 

You've always had in the back of your mind the idea that "someday" you'll start that meal prep business.

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef


everything Meal Prep Business in one place

  • Save time browsing all over the internet for answers to your questions
  • Know what action steps to take next in your business
  • Access to all the business templates you need in one place


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Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef
Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

This is a transformational course

You will go from "I'm not sure how to begin" to a mindset of confidence. You will learn everything from the point of a customer contacting you for information through the first session and client followup.


You will be able to confidently perform a meal prep appointment for a paying client following this course.


What's Included: The six lesson video course is taken at your own leisurely pace and will cover the behind the scenes of a meal prep business from initial consultation to the first cook session and beyond.

  • Lesson 1: Meal Prep Overview - we'll talk about scheduling a typical week and general discussion about a meal prep business

  • Lesson 2: Initial Client Consultation - focused on questions to ask a client during an initial consultation as well as what to look for during the kitchen tour

  • Lesson 3: Researching Recipes - discussion of special diets and allergies including some of the more common dietary restrictions

  • Lesson 4: Preparing a Menu - how to prepare a menu of options for the client, plan portion quantities, and know whether to fully cook a meal or just prepare it for cooking

  • Lesson 5: The First Cook Session - your first cook session will be planned and detailed including packing a kitchen equipment box, creating an invoice, packaging and labeling meals, accepting payment, creating a meal prep timeline, and what to wear to a cook session

  • Lesson 6: The Second Cook Session & Beyond - you'll learn how to follow up and schedule future appointments, ask for referrals, create a client contract, and learn how to track your client's pantry inventory

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Karen W.

"Virginia is amazing. My husband and I both work full time and find it challenging to get a healthy meal on the table for our family during the week at a reasonable time. Virginia takes that stress out of our lives. She prepares a huge variety of flavorful and healthy meals. We have not have anything we don’t love. Convenient scheduling, no mess, so easy to work with. Highly recommend!"

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Parker W.

"Virginia has provided healthy, delicious, gourmet meals for our family for over a year, and she is invaluable. Her culinary skills are outstanding, and win will over even the pickiest child, including all 3 of ours. She is a pleasure to work with and not only de-complicates our lives significantly (hours back in our day), but makes it possible to have family dinners and truly enjoy meals together."

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Elizabeth J.

"We have been working with Virginia for over 5 years. She is an amazing and original chef. In addition, she is extremely organized and reliable. Virginia will work with your family to create meals that work for your diet and lifestyle. As a household with two working parents, I can’t tell you how much she has simplified our lives. More importantly, her food is delicious and healthy!"

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Carol A.

"Virginia has been cooking for me for over 2 years and I have never had such a good and healthy diet: low salt, low fat, low calorie with no lactose, wheat, red meat or added sugar. She prepares two servings of three dishes each week and they are all delicious, attractive and well spiced. My grocery bills are half of what they were because she she shops for precise quantities. She is a lovely person and it is a delight to have her in my kitchen. Her nutritional knowledge is thoroughly reliable."

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Jennifer W.

"Virginia makes delicious, healthy meals for our entire family. She shops for the fresh ingredients and then prepares the meals in our home for us. We are finally able to have fresh, healthy meals on sport practice nights. It is very important to us to have a sit down family dinner together, and we are able to do this because of Virginia. She also is easily able to adjust to any type of food intolerance. When our daughter was diagnosed with celiac, she made all adjustments necessary to insure that all of our meals would work for her. Virginia saves my sanity and keeps us all on a healthy track. We don't know what we would do without her!"

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef

Jill L.

"Virginia has cooked regular meals for our family for 3+ years, and has catered parties for me. I began using her services when I went back to work and no longer had time to shop and cook for my family. Her food is delicious and fresh. My whole family loves it (especially her southwest style dishes). Her menus are thoughtful. She remembers your family favorites and introduces seasonal dishes on her menus. Virginia is professional, prompt, and detail oriented."


A typical cook session earns $150 to $400 depending on your area, experience and number of servings. This client will be EVERY WEEK or every other week.

You'll earn your money back from this course from just one cook session.

Today is the day you're going to take action in your new career. Get all the information you need in one course.

You can watch the video course today then implement your new system next week.

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