FAQs – For Chefs

1. I do not drive to people’s homes. Can I cook at home and have customers pick up food?

There are strict laws on personal chefs and catering. Personal chefs need to cook all items in the customer’s kitchen. If any of the items are cooked in your home and delivered to the client, you must obtain a caterer’s license. In addition, you may need a home work permit from the county and a home inspection to ensure your kitchen meets the specifications for food preparation. So at this time, Chef Mi Casa does not support in-home caterers without licenses and permits.

2. I am not a qualified or trained chef. Can I still sign up?

Of course! Some great cooks do not have culinary degrees or training (my mom for instance). We welcome chefs/cooks with varying levels of expertise. Whatever your level, this is a great place to be and a great way to make some extra money!

3. Do I set my own rate?

Yes. You set your own rate, either hourly or a fixed rate depending on the job. However, we highly encourage transparent and competitive pricing so you can drive repeat business from customers.

4. How do I get paid?

Once we arrange a gig for you and upon completion of the job, Chef Mi Casa will invoice and get paid by the customer. Chef Mi Casa will pay you within 3-4 days of completion of the job. Chef Mi Casa charges a 15% service fee for every transaction. The rest of the payment will be your fees (to include labor and agreed upon expenses such as groceries).

5. How do I sign up with Chef Mi Casa?

Please sign up using the “I am a chef” form on our website http://www.chefmicasa.com. We will reach out to you for an interview wherein we understand your skills and explain our placement process. You will need to agree to certain terms and conditions before we sign you up as a “chef-partner”. A chef-partner is someone that we have personally screened and possibly tested (Want to bring tastings to the interview? Sure!). After all, when we recommend you to our clients, their trust is the most valuable thing they give us. Please contact us for more details and we’ll be happy to talk through the process.

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