View Full Version : anybody working as a raw food personal chef or coach?
02-20-2007, 06:19 PM
I'm gettin' ready to "hang my shingle" as a raw coach, trainer, etc. I know people do classes, but I'm wondering specifically if anybody does raw meal delivery or personal chef work and coaching with people for a living. Just wondering how to "get out there" powerfully without having to reinvent the wheel.....:rolleyes:
02-21-2007, 07:38 AM
I'd just like to say good luck and I know you can do it! I hope to also teach raw foods and be a personal chef/consultant. How long have you been raw for?
Please fill us (me!) in on how it's going ok? I wish I had some advice for you.. mostly I think if you just be yourself and have fun with it, it will be perfect!
02-21-2007, 01:31 PM
thanks, Luna, I totally agree with you! I am just going to go out there and have fun with it! THanks for that validation! :p
02-21-2007, 03:18 PM
I am also interested in persuing this goal. I have a friend in Wa. who does this but she cooks and she prepares the food in her clients homes. One of the things you will need to consider is the long term aspect of some of the food we raw foodists prepare, ie. sprouting, dehydrating, etc., you will need to do some additional planning. I don't think it will be hard (I hope not!!) it is just a different way of looking at food prep. Another thing is, I know in my home state, to prepare foods to make for others you may need to get your kitchen inspected. I think your state's Dept. of Health and Human Services can answer those questions. Also, once you start doing this will you give the rest of us pointers?! I think it is a fantastic way to be able to make a living. I know some of the people on this board have raw restaurants and/or home delivery service. Maybe they would give you some tips. I agree with Luna99, "be yourself, have fun with it and it will be perfect!"
02-21-2007, 03:54 PM
i love this thread! I want to eventually do this too. i imagine how fun it would be to get paid to make raw food or inspire others.
one idea i have for the future is to host raw food potlucks 2x a month. it could get the word out about your services. i'd have them on a regular basis so that as word spreads they'd have the opportunity to 'check you out'. another but similar idea i had would be to have a regular 'tasting' night where people interested could pay a nominal fee to try out some of your raw treats. its intent would also be to get the word out and not necessarily make money. once people know about you and tell their friends, you can start making money.
i wish you well in this exciting plan. have fun.
02-21-2007, 04:54 PM
I was thinking about this but for some of the kids in my neighborhood. My BF and I are really big into 4-wheeling. And for the last 4 months or so, we've gotten to know some of the kids in the neighborhood that stop by to help us work on the quads. Well, now their girlfriends are tagging along, and stopping by to visit with us as well because i'm always around. So our garage, now, is sort of like a revolving door and there's always quads parked out front (what must our neighbors think?).
Anyway, I ALWAYS have something to snack on and the girls are always asking how some stuff is done, etc etc [because they see their boyfriends are soooo interested in the snacks]...so i was thinking of just asking them if they would be interested in attending an 'uncooking' class where i would just show them some of the more simple things and work my way up.
i wouldn't charge them for the class, just to put $$ in for the cost of the ingredients. and i'd probably start with desserts, because after all, aren't those the best? ;)
But this is a great idea!!
02-21-2007, 05:13 PM
I have just recently gotten into coaching through the advice and request of my students. Also, I gave a talk at my local health food store and a few people requested personal chefs (for a day, few days, week etc.) and I've been doing it ever since. It just happened through my regular ways of advertising. I suppose since I never said I "wouldn't" or "don't", people kind of assumed I do and did!
Sometimes I am their chef and sometimes I just set up their sprouting station (if they saw mine and liked it) or just something as basic as "come throw out everything I don't need". That one was my favourite request. I donated what I could and threw out the rest!
Good luck with your adventure, there is a need for it!
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