A personal chef is one who, instead of working in a professional kitchen for a restaurant, works for individuals, usually in their homes, they shop for the food , prepare and then cook using the clients power and facilities although many bring in some of their own personal equipment such as knives , pans etc, the key is always survey the clients facilities before committing to the job.
A good personal chef can cook anything a client fancies but many have their own specialities just as any restaurant chefs do.
Most personal chefs charge on an hourly basis, some include the ingredients within that fee, but most charge them charge separately for ingredients, presenting the shopping bill as proof of purchase, they do however include small incidental items such as seasonings or herbs etc which they generally bring with them.
Cleaning up after themselves is also part of the service offered
This type of business is all about your cooking, presentation and personal skills, it is very easy to set up but the income can be very irregular until your reputation builds as this type of service is still fairly uncommon in the UK except for very wealthy clients or some corporate institutions.
Some personal chefs supplement their income doing cookery demonstrations or even residential courses which are becoming ever more popular and often held in catering colleges during the summer closure.