Transform Your Passion For Cooking

By Starting Your Personal Chef Business Now

Get paid to cook without culinary school or sacrificing your family time.


"I would recommend it wholeheartedly. By taking this course I feel like I have the skills necessary to be a personal chef. It provides you with step by step instructions for the right way to set up the business and how to price competitively for success, sooner than later."

Michele Hall
West via Midwest

Get the confidence, skills, and business savvy you need to start a successful personal chef business.

Is this you?

Everyone loves your food, cooking is your absolute joy, and you get praised for it constantly BUT

  • a little voice tells you people wouldn't pay you to cook.
  • You've always wanted to go culinary school, but who has the money?
  • You dream about being a chef, but there's no way that would work with your family commitments.
  • Maybe you've even done some small catering jobs but you're not sure how to make  regular money doing it.

Now, I know what you might be thinking...

No one would take me seriously without culinary school.

It wouldn't work for me, I have a family.

I don't have enough time to do this.

Starting a business is overwhelming.

I don't know where to start.

People won't pay me to cook.

I wouldn't know how to find clients.

But let me tell you a little secret...

  • The VAST MAJORITY of personal chefs haven't attended culinary school. If people love your cooking, you're halfway there and everything I will teach you from over 13 years as a Personal Chef will get you the rest of the way.
  • Being a Personal Chef means you set your own days and hours, whether that's part time days only, or full time with weekend gigs too.
  • My step by step system will walk you through everything you need to do to get you set up and running.
  • There are exponentially more potential clients than there will ever be Personal Chefs. Everybody has to eat, not everybody loves to cook like we do!

The truth is...

you can become a Personal Chef and make your dream a reality for a lot less money than culinary school when you follow my proven system.

I get it, I've been there too!

I've always loved to cook and people raved about my food. It's truly my love and passion. I always wanted to go to culinary school but never could spend tens of thousands of dollars on it.

I tried working in restaurants and for caterers, but all the nights and weekends took so much time away from friends and family life.

I did some catering on the side of my day job, but it was never consistent. And I had to reinvent the wheel for every different catering event. I hardly made any money for how long they took me.

I wasn't really sure how to get clients so I tried everything basically throwing spaghetti at the wall.

When I finally got to the point where I was ready to get serious about it I took the leap to do something I was passionate about.

I scoured the internet, bought out of date books, looked into cooking classes, joined a national professional association, and tried to make big catering resources work for a home cook.

It was definitely work figuring it all out and there were so many mistakes in the beginning

  • Not being sure how to plan client menus
  • struggling to find clients
  • and pricing services way WAY too low!

Personal Chef Starter lets you avoid all of those mistakes and struggles.


And now, after years and years of actually doing the work of a personal chef, it's dialed in:

  • Personal chefs get paid to do what we love; cook.
  • You have the confidence to cook for multiple clients. 
  • We get to cook regularly. Heck, some of the clients I have now I’ve had since almost the very beginning when I was just starting.
  • You set your own schedule around your personal life, family, vacations etc.
  • You make good money. Not to be crass, but it’s really good money.

And that's why I created The Personal Chef Business Academy with this training:

It's the complete A to Z blueprint to getting you started with a personal chef business quickly and easily so that you can start getting paid to do what you love.


So if you're ready to finally transform your passion for cooking into a personal chef business you love, here's how we'll get you there:

"I enrolled in the Personal Chef Business Academy and I was able to get traction in my business quickly. I most definitely would recommend the training. She presents the material straight forward and provides you with challenging tasks to help build your business into a success. I owe my initial successes to Chef Shelley and consider her my Mentor."

Dan Ninerell
Dan's Classic Cuisine

Get Prepped

Confidently make the first critical decisions about your business, choose your niche, and start compiling your recipe library.


  • Dial in your cooking specialty (even if you think you don’t have one!) so you'll attract the perfect clients who love you and love your food.

  • Compile your recipe collection to so you’re cooking what you love.

  • How to prepare drool worthy menus to entice adoring clients.

Plan It Up

Dive deep into regularly scheduled Personal Chef Services, the foundation of your business, plus additional services like catering, cooking classes, and many more.


  • Researching your competition to set yourself apart from the rest.

  • Determine your perfect Goldilocks pricing; not too low and not too high.

  • Choose your service offering so you’re doing exactly the cooking you love to do.

Go Pro

Set up your personal chef business the right way.


  • Create an exciting and achievable business plan so you can hit your goals out of the park.

  • Food safety review and certification recommendations to protect you and your clients.

  • Determine the correct business entity, insurance, and accounting system ~ hello tax write offs!

Perfect Promo

Know who your perfect client is and exactly where to find them.


  • Learn the best ways to find potential clients and exactly how to get in front of them.

  • Create your inspiring accountability plan to keep you moving toward your goals and your schedule filled with clients.

  • Master confidently explaining your services in a way that inspires potential clients to hire you.

1 on 1 Mentorship

Get support, answers, and guidance from an experienced, successful personal chef.


  • We'll immediately schedule your welcome call to talk about what you want and need from your personal chef business and plan to get you there.
  • Weekly coaching calls for the first 60 days.
  • Monthly coaching calls after that.

PLUS the Practice to Pro Roadmap

The complete step-by-step system to get you from newbie to paid in under 30 days.

Complete training on regularly scheduled personal chef services a.k.a. meal prep; what it is, why it’s the best service to offer, and exactly how to do it.

This 4 step plan takes you from learning the basic ins and outs of how personal chefs run their cook days to mastering the process to having a paid cook day for a real client in 4 short weeks!


Here's why I'm so passionate about offering this amazing guarantee.

I don't teach anything I haven't personally done in my own Personal Chef business.


My strategies are proven and I teach them in an incredibly clear and actionable way because I've actually implemented them in my own business.

I've built my business the right way and that's what I want to help you do too. It's simple, take the course and see for yourself.

If you don't feel confident and motivated in your ability to get a client simply email within 30 days of purchase and we'll refund your money.

This proven step-by-step system will give you the skills and confidence you need to get you started as a Personal Chef.

Here's what you get...

    • Immediate access to The Personal Chef Business Academy including:
    • Over 20 videos that walk you through exactly how to get paid to do what you love.
    • Printable worksheets and cheatsheets to get your business up faster so you can get to the important part; cooking.
    • "Swipe files" where you get the exact documents to use in your won business.
    • On-the-go app: On your computer? On your phone in your car? All training is available 100% online, 24 hours a day, accessible via any device.
    • Complete mentorship program:
      • 1 on 1 call to kickoff your business planning and get you started the right way.
      • Weekly 1 on 1 coaching calls to get your questions answered and keep you on track for 60 days.

    TOTAL VALUE $1297

PLUS join now and you get these bonuses:



  • Lifetime access to all 4 core modules plus the Practice to Pro Roadmap PLUS 1 on 1 Mentorship - weekly calls for 60 days. [$1297 value]
  •  BONUS: Personal Chef Income Report  [$27 value]
  •  BONUS: Recipe Express Pack [$27 value]
  • BONUS: Personal Chef Template Pack [$47 value]
  • BONUS: Monthly Members Only Coaching Calls [$397 value] 

2 Monthly Payments of $525


  • Lifetime access to all 4 core modules plus the Practice to Pro Roadmap PLUS 1 on 1 Mentorship - weekly calls for 60 days. [$1297 value]
  •  BONUS: Personal Chef Income Report  [$27 value]
  •  BONUS: Recipe Express Pack [$27 value]
  • BONUS: Personal Chef Template Pack [$47 value]
  • BONUS: Monthly Members Only Coaching Calls [$397 value] 

"Chef Shelley gives valuable information presented in a fun and easy to understand way. The lessons are very thorough and informative and she is approachable and happy to answer questions."

Kira S.

"I would recommend it because it’s organized, the website is super easy to work with, and Chef Shelley is such a pleasure to learn from."

Caylie B.

"I feel prepared! The information lined up perfectly and was presented clearly. I can totally be a personal chef and I'm excited to begin my journey!"

Sarah K.

A Word From The Chef

I have been a personal chef running a successful business for 15 years. Even while having two kids!

I've run it full-time, part-time, and even taken time off when I needed to. I've cooked for professional athletes, movie stars, and regular families who wanted the best, freshly cooked food.

This is the best job in the world and I can't wait for you to experience it too!

You don't need expensive culinary school or years of restaurant experience. You just need determination, drive and my step-by-step system on how to become a Personal Chef and have a business you love.

You bring the first two and I'll give you the rest!

There's nothing more amazing than being your own boss and getting paid to do something that you absolutely totally love to do!

Questions passionate cooks have before joining...

It's for you if:

  • You'd love to make money cooking for people, but you don't have time or money for culinary school.
  • You spend hours poring over recipes, the kitchen is your happy place, people constantly compliment your cooking (maybe you even do a little catering on the side) but you aren't sure how to make real money doing it.
  • You want to turn your passion into a business, but aren't sure how to make it fit into your family life.
  • You know you don't want to work nights and weekends, but aren't sure how being a Personal Chef works.

This is not a good fit if:

You want to do restaurant work.

You don't want to start a business.

You're not confident in your cooking skills. You need a solid foundation to be able to get started. This course does not teach you how to cook.

You can't commit to yourself the time it takes to start and build a successful Personal Chef business.

You could try figuring it all out on your own, making mistakes, and taking wrong turns along the way. Absolutely people do that and some even get there eventually.

The challenge there is really how long is it going to take you to be able to confidently start taking clients and getting paid to do what you love.

Your other choice is invest in yourself and a proven step by step system to become a Personal Chef easier and faster than trying to figure it out on your own.

Even if the course only gets you TWO paid cook days you've made your money back.

After you join you can start whenever you want and go as quickly or slowly You have lifetime access so you can work at the pace you need to.

There is absolutely no qualification or job required for the term 'chef'. Gordon Ramsay didn't go to culinary school and everyone agrees he's a chef. There are tons of similar examples of self taught culinary professionals. And of course it's your business, if you don't want to be called chef, name your business Dinner Thyme, Mark's Culinary Adventures,  or Frannie's Meal-Prep-A-Go-Go. It's totally up to you.

Join now and the course pays for itself in your first client cook day.

If you're ready to transform your passion for cooking into a personal chef business you love and get paid to cook, join now for instant access.


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