Any Personal Chefs Out There?
I am a private chef working for a family. I work for them 3 days a week, but I would like to add 2-3 more days to my scedule. I've been having a hard time finding someone who is willing to take me on for just wednesdays and fridays, which are my available days. I was thinking of offering personal cheffing on those two days. Since I work for an hourly wage at the private job, I was wondering how much to charge for the personal chef job? I've looked up the going rates for hiring a personal chef, and while it seems reasonably priced to me, it may not to the people I am looking to interest. I don't think a lot of people take into account the time spent preparing the food and then cleaning up afterwards. Not only does a chef shop for you, he/she prepares the food and leaves your kitchen cleaner than when they found it(usually, anyway, lol). I think people would be more open to having someone cook for them if they realized just how much they spent on takeout and going to 2 restaurants a week.
I'm not sure exactly what I'm asking here, lol. I think I want to give a fair price, but at the same time, make the potential client realize that hiring a personal chef will cost the same as ordering out and going out.
I live in an urban area (Philadelphia), and the wealthier suburbs are only a few minutes away. So...how do you decide what is a fair price?
Thanks for your advice, I really appreciate it.