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Our Success Managers have spoken to many Chefs who already run their own Personal Chef Businesses to find out their concerns about joining The Chef Alliance.  Can you guess what the biggest barrier was?  

"Does the expense justify itself?"

No surprises there!  It’s common to feel insecure about your future and to commit to a recurring expense.  Let’s put things into perspective for you, and answer some common concerns from chefs just like you. 


Membership costs just a little over $1 a day!  A cup of coffee at your local Tim Horton’s typically costs you more!  Also, did you know that Memberships can be claimed as a business expense, so when it comes to tax time, you can claim it against your income.

Liability Insurance:

Membership includes liability insurance for your business. Unlike other organisations, each Chef has their own certificate of coverage. Our members have told us that this benefit alone has made their membership worthwhile.

Rather than costing them money, it SAVED them upwards of $500 – insurance companies will typically quote an individual Personal Chef $1500++ for similar coverage.

It’s always tempting to ignore this business expense because you think that nothing will ever go wrong.  You’re a professional chef, after all!  But is it really a risk worth taking?  Are you really infallible?  Handling and preparing food can affect the health of your clients.  Working in a kitchen is a minefield of accidents waiting to happen.  You know the risks, so why not safeguard against them?  

​Business Support:

The Chef Alliance is dedicated to the success of your Personal Chef business.  Our Success Managers are available to discuss ideas with our members on how to grow their business.  We also send out regular newsletters to our members, giving them marketing tips, ideas to retain clients, business growth strategies & more.

Restaurants Canada:

Being a Member of The Chef Alliance may also give you membership in Canada's premier foodservice association - Restaurants Canada.  Their membership also offers a wide range of benefits, such as industry magazines, access to tradeshows, menu forecasts and much more.

No. Each organization has their pros and cons.  We would never dissuade you from joining another association or retaining a membership in one.  All we ask is to consider the VALUE you will get from membership with The Chef Alliance and compare it to those organisations.    

The Chef Alliance is the leading organisation of Private & Personal Chefs & Caterers in Canada offering Chefs a place to locate jobs, meet new clients, grow their business, benefit from peer support, discounts to lower their business costs, marketing services & much more.  This allows Chefs concentrate on what they do best - cook great food!