Would you hire this person?

  • Greygull

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    Jul 12, 2010 3:59 AM GMT
    Are you tired of cooking for yourself? Tired of eating at the same restaurants in town? Your solution is here. A former chef at one of the cities top restaurants and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America wants to be your personal chef. With nearly ten years of professional experience and training in both professional cooking and pastry work I can handle any sized meal with ease. Whether it is cooking three squares a day for a family for or a dinner party for fifty you're set! I'm a young clean cut guy with all of my sanitation and food handling certifications and Am able to furnish a resume and references on request. My rate will vary client by client, but I can work with any budget or dietary need! Respond today for more information.
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:00 AM GMT
    I have a two dollar a week budget, and expect a full breakfast and dinner every day. No onions, plz. icon_razz.gif

    If there's a yacht club near you, you could start hanging out there and networking. That's where you're going to find the coolest (and highest paying) jobs.

    PS. One of the guys I'm seeing currently works as personal live-in chef. Maybe he'll see this thread and contact you to give you advice (he's not a forum junkie like me).
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    It's a specific niche market. Very specific. Someone who can afford - and needs - all their meals being cooked for them at home. So they have a higher degree of affluence and yet they're home all day.
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:40 AM GMT
    I rather hire the guy that wipes your ass for a buck fifty.
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:47 AM GMT
    Lenoxx saidI rather hire the guy that wipes your ass for a buck fifty.
    If you play your cards right, you can find someone who'll pay YOU to wipe your ass.
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    Jul 12, 2010 6:51 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Lenoxx saidI rather hire the guy that wipes your ass for a buck fifty.
    If you play your cards right, you can find someone who'll pay YOU to wipe your ass.


    are you still taking applications lol jk
  • Iluros

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    Jul 12, 2010 7:10 AM GMT
    Ciarsolo saidIt's a specific niche market. Very specific. Someone who can afford - and needs - all their meals being cooked for them at home. So they have a higher degree of affluence and yet they're home all day.


    Makes more sense to work gigs... weddings, parties, etc...
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 12, 2010 7:17 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidSince I like to cook I will have to graciously decline. I like "cheffing" my shit through my own kitchen thank you very much! icon_razz.gif

    And since I just mastered the wondrous joy of pressure cooker cooking I am unstoppable. icon_twisted.gif



    I SOOOOOO want to say something, but I'll be nice (of course)...
  • Webster666

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    Jul 12, 2010 7:21 AM GMT
    Man, I'd LOVE to have someone cook for me.
    Too bad I haven't won the lottery, yet (the boyfriend lottery OR the California Lotto ! LOL.).
    But, your ad sounds great !
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    Jul 12, 2010 7:58 AM GMT
    "one of the top restaurants in town" sounds pretty vague. You should go ahead and say the name because the people in your target income level will probably recognize the restaurant.
  • Greygull

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    Jul 12, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    Thanks for the input guys. Ive been unemployed for a couple months and none of the restaurants or hotels around are really looking for a Pastry sous chef at the moment ( summer is the slow season here in San Antonio) so i thought I'd post an ad.
  • WestMI_Man

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    Jul 12, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    Just a couple of quick idea's for you... from someone that makes their living as a marketing consultant.

    First read your ad again as if you are the target client you are looking for. You will notice the ad is all about you and not about what you can do for your perspective clients.

    Next, who is your target client? Write to that person only. What is their income level, where do they live, are they single and entertain a lot, are they families. You are kind of all over the place here.

    Be very specific as to what niche you feel you will fit best and market to that group only. This will allow you to better meet their expectations and your own. And as a side benefit your pricing can be higher if you are perceived as someone that specializes to that demographic.

    Then advertise to that target market only.
    paulflexes said
    If there's a yacht club near you, you could start hanging out there and networking. That's where you're going to find the coolest (and highest paying) jobs.

    This is really good advice, go where your preferred clients are either in person or by advertising to them. Just as you've done here let everyone you know what you are doing and what type of client you are looking for. Include friends, family and business associates. When contacting them start off simple with something like... "I don't know if you know anyone that might need a professional personal chef, however..."

    Also include a few references or testimonials from satisfied clients. I have hired trained chefs in the past to work parties for me and always wanted to know if they were capable of executing my menu's.

    Best of luck to you, I think you are on the right track by taking the initiative to get out there and build your own business rather than waiting for someone to hand you a job.