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.
HOW MUCH WILL MEMBERSHIP COST ME EACH MONTH?
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. This is paid as a lump sum or in 2 equal payments for the Term.
WHAT BENEFIT WILL I GET FROM MEMBERSHIP?
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?
Members can also get group rates for medical & dental insurance. For chefs with families, this can be a huge savings – covering prescription costs, massage therapy and more! By looking after your wellbeing, you’re also giving longevity to your business. We also offer complimentary AD&D insurance, eyewear discounts and much more!
We market Personal Chef services on a national scale. Over the years, we’ve invested in TV, radio & print advertising, tradeshow sponsorships, product launch sponsorships and much more!
On a local level, we promote our Chefs in newsletters targeted to media, foodies & our vast database, as well as on our websites. Our corporate clients included well-known companies such as Dare Foods, 3M, Sobeys, Miele and more...
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.
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.
HOW LONG DOES MEMBERSHIP LAST?
Membership is for a minimum of 1 year; full details are outlined in our application form. To receive the form, contact any one of our Success Managers. Simply complete the form, and send it in along with your up-to-date resume. Membership payments can be taken quarterly, or in a lump sum for the Term.
I BELONG TO ANOTHER ASSOCIATION. DOES THIS MATTER?
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.
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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!
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