A private chef wears many hats buyer cook sales rep showman

A private chef wears many hats: buyer, cook, sales rep, showman.

How to succeed as a private chef

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Being a private chef: It’s an enticing prospect for many students graduating from culinary school or those working in a professional kitchen. But is it the right choice for you?

“The hardest hurdle to get over is the ability to balance being both the front of house and back of house at the same time,” says Aram Reed, chef and owner of Chef Aram Reed Private Dining in Chicago. “As a private chef, you shop, prep and execute dinners, but you also need to be a sa

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