Ready to pursue your culinary career as a personal chef? Earn the credentials and training that you need to be successful in your culinary career. Using our Total ImmersionSM teaching method, International Culinary Center students are taken from novice to professional skill levels in as little as 6 months.
Personal Chef Training
If your goal is to become a personal chef, enrolling in a culinary arts program can give you the tools needed to start and run a flourishing personal-chef business.
Formal training and previous experience contribute to learning the necessary skills to become a personal chef. You will be responsible for cooking meals, menu planning and addressing customer specifications and dietary needs.
Learn All About Cooking
Successful personal chefs need to learn basic cooking skills through experience and training. Many begin their careers working in a kitchen, others by enrolling in a program at a culinary school to refine and polish their skills. Formal training in culinary arts teaches future personal chefs how to maintain a sanitary cooking environment as well as plan menus and handle high-volume cooking.
Gaining Work Experience to Become a Personal Chef
Prospective personal or private chefs usually acquire 1-5 years of experience working in professional kitchens, restaurants and catering companies in the food service industry before venturing out on their own.
Students at ICC are in the kitchen starting on their first day. As a part of the hands-on training, our aspiring personal chefs also gain experience working in L’Ecole, ICC’s Michelin-recommended and Zagat-rated restaurant in New York City’s Soho neighborhood, and through externships at our Silicon Valley, CA, campus. At L’Ecole, students have the advantage of being able to work through each station at the line and, at the final exam, present dishes to ICC chef-instructors and industry professionals.
Launch Your Personal Chef Career with ICC
Ready to learn more about what it takes to become a personal chef? Enroll in our Professional Culinary Arts program today or fill out the form on this page to get more information.