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24 minutes | May 3, 2022
#78- How Do I Make Meal Prep Financially "Make Sense"?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about meal prepping or personal cheffing. There are a lot of ways that we can earn money in this industry and one of those ways is meal prepping. Meal prepping is when you go into a clients home and cook a weeks worth of meals for them. This is how Gather and Forge started and one of the main sources of income that most chefs will start with. Listen as we unpack this revenue stream. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
21 minutes | Apr 11, 2022
#77- What Roadmap Can I Take In Order To Ensure My Success With Private Chef Work?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj get a question from one of our listeners. There are a lot of things that need to be unpacked when starting to create a personal chef or private chef business and there is no real roadmap when it comes to this line of work. This listener asks us what kind of steps they can take in order to expedite success. Creating a personal or private chef business is no easy feat but there are things that you can do in that will fast track your success. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
24 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
#76- CHEF QUESTION- Is Niche Food Prep A Viable Choice As A Business Model?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about the pros and cons of having a dialed in niche. There are so many ways that you can start a personal chef business or private chef business and some are better than others. What happens when you are so good at one thing that you want to make it a niche that you are known for? What steps do you think you should take take in order to ensure that you niche doesn't fail? Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
23 minutes | Mar 23, 2022
#75- Dealing With Bad Clients
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about how to deal with clients that are sometimes not the best fit for the company. There is a fine line that we all flirt with in a personal or private chef business that divides what clients are great and what clients are not. Where is that line and how do you know how to spot that kind of client? What do you do when you are dealing with a client that has no reasoning for making accusations about your brand. We get down to the bottom of it here. Thank you all for listening to the Make More Money Cooking Podcast!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
19 minutes | Feb 8, 2022
#74- Weird Requests from Private Clients and How To Handle Them.
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj have a conversation about some of the stranger things they have encountered while being a personal chef or private chef. Being in this field means that you are going to experience strange request and you should know how to react when one of those "strange" requests surfaces. Being a personal or private chef means just that.. that you are privately cooking for an individual in their space and with that comes some very private requests. We dive in here on episode 74 of the Make More Money Cooking Podcast. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
27 minutes | Feb 2, 2022
#73- Should You Spend Money On Marketing?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about marketing and spending money on it. There is always something that can be worked on when it comes to marketing and advertising. It is tough to know when you need to spend money and when you need to bootstrap. We definitely have an opinion and we want to share them with you. When running a personal chef or private chef business there are a lot of moving parts and its always tough to know what to do. We chat unscripted about all the problems facing out business and we always want to share it with you! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
26 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
#72- Hiring Out 3rd Party Helpers
On this episode of Make More Money Cooking Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj are going to be talking about their experience with hiring out 3rd party people. Whether that be subcontractors or virtual assistants. What are the pros and cons of doing this, how has this effected our business and how it can help you or hurt you in the long run!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
26 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
#71- A Busy End to a Wild Year
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj reflect on the latter half of 2021--the busiest and most profitable year yet for Gather and Forge. Anthony talks about a few lessons from working a huge event out in Mason, Texas along with another chef from the Gather & Forge team. Ryan and Anthony also flew out to New Mexico for a close friend's celebration of life. We're excited to update you on the progress of the Make More Money Cooking online course!Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
27 minutes | Aug 30, 2021
#70- What Does The Day To Day Look Like For Personal Chefs Or Private Chefs?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about what the day to day looks like when you are actually working in the field. Becoming a personal chef or private chef is a daunting thing, especially when there are no blueprints for what you should be doing. We go through what our day to day looks like and also try to help you understand exactly what you are about to get yourself into when deciding to become a personal or private chef.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
27 minutes | Aug 23, 2021
#69- How To Always Adapt In business?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about adapting in business, specifically about adapting into more systems and processes. There are a million ways that you can adapt but being willing to adapt is your greatest key to success. There is always room to grow and always new softwares that you can use to help move your business forward so that you can make more money cooking. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
27 minutes | Aug 16, 2021
#68- How To Join Our Facebook Community?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj have a Facebook community that everybody needs to join! There are tons of people just like you out there and they have things that they want teach you, the good thing is they are full of experience and reachable in the Facebook group. Join us on Facebook at Make More Money Cooking. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
27 minutes | Aug 9, 2021
#67- Why Are Restaurants Failing Their Chefs?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about the broken restaurant industry and how it fails their chefs in the kitchen. When looking at a restaurant business model, we have come to know the pay scale for chefs to be below the poverty line which is down right wrong. From the perspective of Ryan and Anthony, they talk about what is going wrong within the walls of restaurants around the world. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
17 minutes | Aug 2, 2021
#66- Is Being A Personal Or Private Chef A Good Career Option?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about the viability of choosing to be a personal or private chef as your career option. Becoming a personal chef or private chef is a big step and Ryan and Anthony talk about what their experience has been like over the last 6 years in this business.
27 minutes | Jul 26, 2021
#65- How Do You Price A Whale Client?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about how they price their "elite" clients also known as "whales". In the private chef industry, there are many ways to work these deals and we go through most of those in this podcast. There is no real perfect equation for doing this so listen in and get some tips from two people that have worked these kinds of deals before. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
21 minutes | Mar 30, 2021
#64- How To Stand Out In a Saturated Personal Chef Market?
In this weeks episode Ryan and Anthony talk about how to differentiate yourself in a potential saturated market. We don't think that this business is saturated at all but we wanted to talk about how you can go above and beyond when it comes to your personal chef business.Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
23 minutes | Mar 17, 2021
#62- Things You Should Do and Courses to Think About When Pursuing Being a Personal Chef.
Ryan and Anthony get an amazing question from a culinary school instructor! Not a lot of people know that this industry even exists. How does one go from cooking to becoming a personal chef? There is a lot of work to do but there is also a lot of return but the question remains- How does one get into this line of work? In this episode of Make More Money Cooking, we are going to get straight to the point! Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
20 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
#61- How Do I Network and Get More Exposure?
Ryan Francis and Anthony Nicaj talk about how to get the word out that you are in business. There are many ways in a personal chef business that you can let people know you are in business and none of them are hard but they do take work. Learn how to get more exposure by listening to this podcast about how to start a personal chef company. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
19 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
#60- How Do You Get Paid What You Are Worth?
Ryan and Anthony talk extensively about getting paid more and asking for what you are worth. There are many ways to price your services and there are many ways that you can ask for more money but how do you go about that and how to get your bottom line to explode. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
19 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
#59- How do you Promote Yourself Other Than Social Media?
Ryan and Anthony talk about promotion and how to get clients. This is a big question within the industry and one we get quite a lot of. How does a personal chef or private chef get their word out? In episode 59 we talk about it and go into detail about how we did it. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MMMC )
18 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
#58- When is it Time to Go Full-Time on your Personal Chef business?
Ryan and Anthony talk about when its time to take the leap and go all in on your personal chef business. It can be daunting to look at the future when you are starting a business but there are clear cut signs that you are ready to go full time and that is what this episode is all about.
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