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Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef


Hi Chef!

I'm Virginia Stockwell, business mentor for personal chefs, bringing the experience of 10 years in high end catering and 10 years running my own personal chef business specializing in healthy weeknight dinners.

In 2005, I first started in the industry working in numerous high end catering companies and country clubs in all aspects including kitchen, server, bartender, captain, event coordinator, even rentals. With more than a thousand events under my belt, I've memorized every wedding song possible and can set a perfect table faster than anyone you know.


I can't say that I was incredibly happy making $15-$20 an hour
hustling twelve hour days and having someone always yelling at me
because of their personal high stress level.


I just knew there had to be a better way to show off my passion
for food and service that could benefit both myself and those I cooked for. 


Deciding to go for it and build my own personal chef business, I implemented everything I ever learned about client building strategies, eventually designing what is now a successful systematized business. Most importantly, this was a career I enjoyed and visualized for the long-term.


I have since created the trainings that I wished were there for me when I started out so that all cooks and chefs can have access to innovative, modern, proven, actionable marketing.


The goal is to become the go-to personal chef for your community!


The way to get there is not what you may think...having the best culinary skills. What will get you there is actually having the best marketing skills. The way to begin is with basic marketing foundations, which is what I'm going to teach you.

"This zoom meeting was great! It was very informative and I loved how everyone offered their input and advice. 


It was definitely eye opening and exactly what I needed to hear! I appreciated every word so thank you!!!" 


- Michelle B.

Virginia's Core Business Values:

#1 Every day should be fun! If you don't look forward to going to work every day, make a plan to transition to something different! It's never too late to start something new. Never.
#2 There's no such thing as a food emergency. Stress does not belong in the kitchen. Stressing over a situation doesn't help get to the solution. Things are going to happen whether or not you choose to stress over them.
#3 Good communication is key to a great business. Good communication is more important than a legally binding chef-client contract. It's also what will lead to increased referrals of quality clients.

Many personal chefs start with the intention of working their way into a full-time career, but instead give up due to lack of marketing strategy. I want to make sure aspiring personal chefs have the knowledge and tools available to create a successful business. I'll show you marketing strategies that you can apply with little to no budget.

You'll learn modern
ways to market.

Forget those ten to twenty year old books and blogs out there, none of them really discussing the logistics of meal prep and dinner parties. I'll share with you current marketing trends that will bring leads to you on a continuous basis. Are you ready to put in the effort to be head of the kitchen in your own business?

Learn the 10 Steps
to Prepare You for the Personal Chef Business >>

Here’s what I’ve believe to be true:

 Every single cook or chef has the potential
to achieve limitless success.


They just need to be shown the right path.  

I'm here to show you how to build a successful business you enjoy instead of operating from fear of where your next client is coming from.

Are you ready to get started and grow your personal chef business into a success?

Check out personal chef startup info here >>>>>

I'm so glad you're here, Chef!

Virginia Stockwell how to become a personal chef