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    The best chocolate souffle recipe!

    I can't help you with the souffle recipe but did want to say, "Welcome!"
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    personal chef associations

    PCing in Australia is growing but how substantially, I wouldn't know. We don't have any professional alliances to join when it comes to Personal Cheffing. It's enough work just keeping clients happy and staying on top of the admin side of things. Still, I wouldn't mind being a part of an...
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    ?? quoting for larger groups

    I have been a PC for the last 5 yrs and am in the process of starting up a boutique-style Temping Agency for Hosp Staff. I have only ever cooked/quoted for small numbers. Now that I am getting staff on my books, I am able to take enquiries for larger numbers. Except that I guess I am still in...
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    Australia, anyone?

    *throws the comment then runs* May I just object blueschef and say Melbourne is NOT the wine centre of Australia. Personally, you can never get a bad wine from Margaret River, West Australia. It is one of the best wine regions, as is Adelaide and the Hunter Valley in NSW. Melbourne does have...
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    This thread should proveto be a lot of FUN!

    Harpua, I think that is an aussie word! In the same vernacular as 'bloody'! I have been waiting for all the aussies to jump on the wagon and the side has been very quiet. Is that cos we use 'strine'? Even the kiwis use a different language to us! L&P, chocolate fush, fush'n'chups - *ducks for...
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    Private Chef and $$ charges??

    Wow! Great feedback, guys! I will get that all thunked out and work on it. I have recently been badly bitten by a high end company who decided they wouldn't pay me, just the chef I hired for them, so have learnt the hard way to get it signed off on paper. I am not making that mistake again. I do...
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    Private Chef and $$ charges??

    I have a client who would like to hire a Private Chef for only 2 weeks but I have no idea what to charge. Do I charge it out at an hourly rate or flat rate for the 14 days? Do I add a percentage to cover the brevity of the job? What do I charge?? I usually do Personal Cheffing which is easier...
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    Personal Cheffing: It's Not Hard.. Is It??

    shroomgirl, Thanks for the comments but I have tried that option. And my pc's do get to choose their own recipes. I have a database that my clients can choose meals from, so to make it easier on the chefs, I do the 'courtesy' of printing the recipes out for them. I also try to do the grocery...
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    Personal Cheffing: It's Not Hard.. Is It??

    shroomgirl, Thanks for the comments but I have tried that option. And my pc's do get to choose their own recipes. I have a database that my clients can choose meals from, so to make it easier on the chefs, I do the 'courtesy' of printing the recipes out for them. I also try to do the grocery...
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    Personal Cheffing: It's Not Hard.. Is It??

    Ok, be warned, B*tch Ahead: My dh and I have been pc-ing since 2003. We have started Australia's first PC National Network in Australia. We 'nearly' have a chef in every state. Perth and Melbourne seem to be our hardest territories. We have the 'BEST' PC in Perth but he is on leave for a few...
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    Perfect Apple Pie

    Apple Pie 2 cups flour 2 Tbs custard powder 1 pinch salt 1/2 cups caster sugar 1 egg 1/3 cups milk 1 kg apples 3 whole cloves 3/4 cups caster sugar 125 g butter 1Prep: Peel and slice the apples.2Beat the egg. Stew the apples until soft with the cloves and the 3/4 cup of sugar. Sift...
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    Insane Knife Holder

    A small kitchenware shop sells those 10 mins from where I live here in Oz. Actually, I see them often, so must be popular. If it weren't such a waste of good money - I'd send one as a gift to my ex. But then, just the thought is enough! <e/g>
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    Personal Chef

    Have you looked at the American Personal Chef Association? and then there is the Personal Chef Network, I think. American Personal & Private Chef Institute & Association - Professional Personal Chef Training Personal Chefs Network - Become a Personal Chef Being in Oz, I am probably not much...
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