Re-Entering Culinary Field - are old references still valid?

Discussion in 'Professional Chefs' started by gishgirl, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. gishgirl

    gishgirl

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    Hello All,

    I love this site and all the discussions and exchange of info..  So I need your help.

    I have been in business for a long time, done it all; trained in Paris, Restaurant and Catering company owner, Assisted living, Private Chef work.. I now Freelance for a variety of different high end Catering companies and do parties myself. 

    Back in the day, circa, late 80s and most of the 90s I was primarily a private chef, which is what I love.

    I would really like to land a gig as a private chef. Been applying  but the problem Is most of my references are from the late 80s and 90s. I have good references from Catering companies and  a couple of private people Ive done parties for...

    How do I break back into this market?  Appreciate any and all feedback...

    Cheers.

    La Jolie Chef
     
  2. markrmoore2

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    Social media is your ticket, make a few videos and hire a professional to direct and edit them. Use YouTube Facebook Twitter tumblr, the whole nine yards. One tip on Facebook it's very affordable to get a few thousand page likes. After that you need to spend some serious money I it. I have a friend is a professional in this sort of thing, message me if you would like to do business with her
     
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  3. gishgirl

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    Thank you so much. I'd love your friends name and contact info! Great idea!
     
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  5. gishgirl

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    Thank you Chef! I really appreciate your time and the referral. I will send a link when donee... la jolie chefh...
     
  6. markrmoore2

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    Great, let me know how it goes, also no need to call me chef
     
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