Frequently Asked Questions
This is a list of questions and answers I developed for people thinking about a Pampered Chef business. I truly believe in this company, and I count myself blessed to be part of it. If you have questions that aren't answered here, please call or e-mail me for more information.
Phone: (205) 585-2464
How much is it to get started?
Standard Kit: $159. The consultant kit includes over $500 in products, the paperwork you need to do shows, and the computer software you need to submit those shows for $159...and that's it. It's what I like to call the "Business in a Box."
Mini-Kit: $99. This is a great option for anyone who already has a kitchen full of products, doesn't have $159 for the standard kit, or has been a consultant in the past. This kit includes over $345 in products, paperwork, and computer software.
How much can I make?
The beauty of this business is that you can treat it as a hobby or as a full-time job. New consultants typically earn about $100 per show. The question I like asking is, "What would you do with an extra $500 per month?"
How many shows do I have to do?
As many or as few as you want. Figure out what fits your schedule, and go from there!
What if I start and decide I don't like it?
Quit. As much as I love my Pampered Chef business, I realize this isn't for everyone. If you start and decide it's not a good fit, you can stop selling and keep everything you've made along with everything that came in the kit.
Do I get training?
Yes! As much or as little as you want. There's an online training center on the consultant website, and of course I'll work with you as closely as you'd like when you're getting started. The Pampered Chef and your fellow consultants will help any way they can.
Do I have to report to anyone?
Absolutely not! The great thing about a Pampered Chef business is that you're working for yourself. As long as you're not doing anything unethical, you don't have to answer to anyone. I'm here as a resource, not a boss.
What if I don't have the right personality?
Um, anyone can sell Pampered Chef products because they pretty much sell themselves. As long as you're easy for people to work with, you'll do fine.
Do I have to keep an inventory?
No! Individual orders are shipped directly to customers, and show orders are delivered to the host. Orders come with detailed packing slips so there's no question about what goes to whom.
What if I can't cook?
Pampered Chef recipes are perfect for you. They give step-by-step instructions, including which tools work best for which step. There's no better way to learn to cook than being a consultant!
Do I get free products?
Yes! The Pampered Chef wants you to have the entire product line as badly as you want it. There are always incentives available to add to your kit, and I'm happy to help you plan for achieving them. (Side note: I signed because I wanted everything.)
Do I get a discount?
Yes, you get 20% off when you begin! Wedding shopping just got cheaper!
What if I'm a man?
Awesome! Men do very well with the Pampered Chef!
Can I ask you more without being hassled?
Yes, I'd love to answer any questions you have, and I understand that doesn't necessarily mean you're going to sign the dotted line!