What do they do?

Prepare meals in private homes. Includes personal chefs.

Also known as:

Certified Personal Chef (CPC), Chef, Personal Chef, Personal Private Chef, Private Chef

Typical Wages

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Cooks, Private Household is projected to Decline 18 percent from 2020 to 2030

Projected Employment in VA

No Data Available
  • -18.8%


    Ranks #29 in job growth rate

    Job Openings

    Ranks #15 in net job growth

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Education Level

Percent of workers in this field with these degrees:

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree  (<1%)
  • Master's degree  (1%)
  • Bachelor's degree  (5%)
  • Associate's degree  (6%)
  • Some college, no degree  (18%)
  • High school diploma equivalent  (43%)
  • Less than high school diploma  (27%)

Typical College Majors

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People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Food Production - Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Prepare foods for cooking or serving.
  • Prepare breads or doughs.
  • Plan menu options.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Cook foods.
  • Compile data or documentation.
  • Store supplies or goods in kitchens or storage areas.
  • Coordinate activities of food service staff.
  • Plan special events.
  • Create new recipes or food presentations.
  • Serve food or beverages.

This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 28.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

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