Elevate your self promotion:

Steal the spotlight from your competition and get hired without spending thousands on expensive marketing agencies.



Murray Slinn - Head Tutor

  • Get noticed ahead of the pack and elevate your CV to the top of the pile.
  • Grow a professional private chef portfolio and learn how to get rehired so your diary fills itself on autopilot.
  • Let us build you a professional website and email solution for a fraction of what marketing agencies charge.
  • Access our standalone assessment for gaining certification as a private chef.


Years in Catering Experience


Years as A Chef Coach


Successful Students

Already own some sharp skills in the kitchen but need to get hired?

Does this sound like you?

  • Limited Visibility: Are you struggling to make your culinary skills known to potential clients? It's common for private chefs to lack a strong online presence or recognition within their local culinary community.
  • Marketing and Branding: Have you found it challenging to establish your personal brand and effective marketing strategies? Marketing yourself professionally can be a daunting task.
  • Portfolio Development: Is creating a professional culinary portfolio a hurdle for you? You may not know how to effectively showcase your skills and experiences.
  • Website Development: Building a professional website to showcase your cooking skills might seem like a technical challenge. Many chefs need assistance in creating an appealing online presence.
  • Client Acquisition: Finding and retaining clients can be an ongoing challenge. Attracting a steady stream of customers is crucial for your success.
  • Legal and Administrative Tasks: Are you overwhelmed with managing invoicing, contracts, and other legal aspects of your business? Culinary professionals often struggle with the administrative side of their careers.
  • Competition: In a competitive culinary world, it can be tough to stand out. Finding a unique selling proposition and setting yourself apart from others is a constant struggle.

Imagine experencing this instead:

Steal the spotlight from your competition and get hired now, without spending thousands on expensive marketing agencies.

#1 Introduction to the course

Unlock the secrets to professionalism and success

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Professionalism and Success: This section focuses on professionalism and outlines ten essential steps to keep your calendar consistently filled, outperform competitors, and establish a successful private chef career.
  • Social Media Mastery: Learn how to leverage social media, including Facebook groups and Instagram, to gain exposure and build an online presence. Discover how to grow your recipe portfolio through these platforms.
  • Finding Work: Understand the inner workings of finding work as a private chef, including insights into how agents operate and what they seek in culinary professionals.
  • Tailored CVs: Craft CVs that are specific to the yachting industry, addressing the unique demands and expectations of potential employers.
  • Essential Equipment: Explore the equipment necessary for a successful private chef, ensuring you're well-prepared for any culinary endeavour.

#2 Getting to grips with food photography

Master the art of taking great shots of your food.

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Dive into the art of food photography, mastering the skills required to capture culinary creations beautifully. Enhance your visual presentation to attract clients and showcase your talent.

#3 Canva for professional menus and marketing

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Learn how to use Canva, a versatile design tool, to create professional-looking menus and marketing materials. Elevate your branding and promotional efforts.

#4 Templates for invoicing and bookkeeping

Organise your cheffing journey with these additional tools & resources

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Essential Kitchen Management Tools: Gain access to valuable resources for effective kitchen organization, inventory management, and workflow optimization.
  • Costing Advice for Profitability: Learn to accurately price your services, calculate ingredient costs, and manage expenses for profitability.
  • Streamlined Financial Processes: Utilize bookkeeping and invoicing templates to maintain financial records and ensure professionalism.

#5 Crafting perfect blueprints for gigs

Design menus that impress and excel in private catering

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Menu Planning Training and Assignment: Learn the art of menu planning, considering client preferences, dietary restrictions, and event themes.

#6 Modern menu planning with ChatGPT

Optimize your menu planning - save time with modern menu creation powered by chatGPT

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Efficient Menu Planning: Harness the power of ChatGPT, an AI-based tool, to streamline and optimize your menu planning process.
  • Creative Menu Ideas: Explore a vast database of recipes, ingredient combinations, and culinary inspiration to create innovative and enticing menus for your clients.
  • Time-Saving Solution: Cut down hours of manual menu planning and generate dynamic menus that impress your clients while saving you valuable time and effort.

#7 Personalised landing page, URL and email

Showcase your work and experience with a personalised branded website

In this module, we’ll cover:

  • Professional DFY Landing Page: We will build a complete Done-For-You personalized branded landing page to showcase your culinary skills, experience, and services.
  • Domain Name and Email Setup: We will help you set up a unique domain name and branded email address for a professional online presence.
  • Display Your Portfolio: Showcase your work, certifications, testimonials, and menu offerings to attract potential clients and establish credibility.

Bonus section:

Unlock Extraordinary Value with Exclusive Bonuses

#1 Upgrade your knife roll for less!

Our favourite knives - Flint and Flame

What's Included :

  • Exclusive Knife Discount: Enjoy a special 40% discount on our favourite knives, elevating your culinary experience to the next level of expertise.

#2 Kitchen compass, to keep you on track in the kitchen

Streamline your culinary world: Master kitchen organization with our swipe files

What's Included :

  • Effortless Organisation: In This Module, we provide you with invaluable kitchen compass swipe files. These tools are designed to streamline your culinary world, helping you effortlessly organize your kitchen for maximum efficiency.
  • Time and Space Optimization: Learn the art of optimizing your kitchen's time and space, making meal prep a breeze, and ensuring every tool and ingredient has its place.
  • Unlock Culinary Creativity: With a well-organized kitchen, you'll unlock the freedom to focus on creativity, experimentation, and the joy of cooking without the stress of searching for utensils or ingredients.

#3 YSE Cookery School's Recipe Collection

Unlock culinary excellence with our exclusive YSE Cookery School video recipe collection

What's Included :

  • Culinary Inspiration: Download your copy of the YSE Cookery School Recipe Collection. This comprehensive compilation is a treasure trove of delightful dishes and includes access to over 100 video demonstrations via QR code links.
  • Tried and Tested: Explore tried-and-tested recipes that guarantee exceptional results. These recipes have been crafted and perfected to ensure your culinary creations consistently impress.
  • Expand Your Repertoire: Expand your culinary repertoire beyond the scope of this course by cooking dishes from around the world, mastering new techniques, and impressing friends and family with your ever-growing culinary expertise.

#4 Presentation perfection:

Unleash the art of presentation: Join our masterclass to elevate your culinary creations to perfection

What's Included :

  • The Art of Plating: In this bonus module, you'll delve into the mesmerizing world of presentation. Learn the art of plating, where you'll master techniques to make your dishes not only taste exquisite but also look like culinary works of art.
  • Impress and Inspire: Elevate your culinary artistry to new heights, leaving a lasting impression on your guests. Our masterclass empowers you to create dishes that not only satisfy the palate but also inspire the eyes.
  • Unleash Creativity: With newfound presentation skills, you'll unleash your creativity, turning every meal into a visual masterpiece.

#5 Private Facebook community

Gain ongoing support and networking in our private Facebook group

What's Included :

  • Access to an Exclusive Community: Become a part of our private Facebook VIP community, connecting with like-minded culinary enthusiasts who are on the same journey
  • Ongoing Support and Guidance: Receive continuous support, guidance, and valuable insights from our coaches, and alumni ensuring your growth and success as a chef.
  • Network and Collaborate: Share experiences, seek advice, and collaborate with fellow members to expand your inspiration in the kitchen.

Are you an experienced chef with no qualifications?

Get accredited by the Private Chef Academy for €97

Always wanted a justification for your skills?

Here's how it works

For an additional €97, the assessment will be added to your dashboard and we recommend that you undertake the assessment once you have finished the main training and completed your website etc.

The assessment is conducted remotely and evaluates your existing skills to ensure they meet the same standards as our enrolled private chef students. The assessment components are as follows:


Assessing your knowledge of catering.

  • 50 multiple-choice questions based on the methods of cookery. (50 points)
  • A theoretical menu planning assignment. (Produce an extensive 7-day menu plan that works around our brief and write a preperation list for that plan, 50 points)


Assessing your practical cooking abilities.

  • Prepare two, 4-course meals. (50 points per meal)
  • You have creative freedom in designing the courses, but each menu must include a combination of fish and meat dishes, and you must utilize at least one fast/tender cut and one slow cooking/tough cut of meat.
  • You must serve your 2 meals to at least 4 guests.


Assessing communication and self-marketing skills

  • Overall evaluation of provided photos and social media profiles. (20 points)
  • Guest feedback reviews from your practical meals.(20 points)
  • Your ability to follow instructions (10 points)

Build culinary skills and confidence at all levels:

Insights from Our Alumni Who Have Become Professional Chefs



We're confident that our 'Ultimate Home Cooking Upgrade Course' will transform your culinary journey.

We believe that this course offers EXCEPTIONAL VALUE for money, and we stand by it with our 7-day money-back guarantee.

If for any reason you're not completely satisfied within the first week of signing up to the course, simply contact our support team @, and we'll promptly refund your full purchase price.

We're committed to your satisfaction and success, and we're excited to have you join us on this culinary adventure risk-free.

Head tutor and mentor:

Murray Slinn

With over 25 years of experience working with kitchens across six continents and teaching cookery for 18 years, Murray's CV is crammed full of cooking and travelling adventures.

Murray's culinary expertise has taken him from renowned restaurants to freelancing in various industry sectors, including small private cruise lines, private yachts, boutique hotels, private villas, and luxury chalets. His clientele has included supermodels, Hollywood actors, and celebrity chefs, further showcasing the calibre of his culinary skills.

As a seasoned culinary instructor, he has had the privilege of mentoring and guiding over 1000 students, helping them unlock their creative potential and develop a deep understanding of the culinary arts. His patient and inspiring approach in the classroom has left an indelible mark on the lives and careers of aspiring chefs.

During the winter months, Murray takes on the role of managing the central hotel for YSE Ski and oversees a team of 20 chalet chefs. In this capacity, he is responsible for their training and performance evaluation, ensuring that the highest standards of culinary excellence are maintained.

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