Frequently Asked Questions


1. How do I qualify to become a Member?   

If you have any of the following, you qualify for Registered Membership

  • CPCA training or equivalent, or in process
  • An operating Personal Chef Service or equivalent

You must have:

  • Food safety certification
  • Agreement to abide by the CPCA Code of Ethics  

If you fall outside of these requirements but feel you have equivalent learning and experience, please contact CPCA to discuss.

2. What are the benefits of membership?

  • Access to member insurance
  • Access to our Facebook group
  • A listing on 
  • Access to a new certification program due to be launched this coming year
  • Important for many members is having the backing and credibility of an organization that represents high standards.  Being a Registered Member of the CPCA helps you to define yourself in an industry where anyone can call themselves a personal chef. 

3. What are the costs of membership?  $30 per year. The membership year runs from Sept 1 to Aug 31 and if you join during the year you will be charged a prorated monthy fee to the end of the year.

4. Why is there a set-up fee?  This fee pays for the administrative costs needed to review and approve your membership and create your membership file containing your signed Code of Ethics and up to date Food safety certification.

4.  Why do I need to agree to the Code of Ethics in order to become a full Registered Member?  CPCA has worked to create high industry standards that separate us and our members from others who simply call themselves personal chefs.  When clients want the best, and turn to us for a recommendation, we stand behind you.  In turn we need to ensure that all members receiving referrals and credentials from the CPCA have met our minimum standards.  We rely on each member to uphold our standards and maintain the credibility of their own business and the reputation of their colleagues and Association. 

The Code of Ethics is our message to our members and to the public that we stand for quality and professionalism.  Agreeing to them is a prerequisite for membership.

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