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November 1, 2002
 Liability Insurance Update
 *  As the world's oldest and largest Personal Chef organization and the true leader of the Personal Chef industry, the USPCA has once again gone where no other culinary organziation or association dares to go.

The USPCA now provides extended liability insurance coverage for all members included in the cost of membership.

The new liability insurance program provides coverage for the Personal Chef while conducting business in a client's home whether it's providing a personal chef service, an intimate dinner party or conducting in-home cooking classes/demonstrations.

With one less task to worry about, USPCA members take comfort in knowing they can focus on growing a successful Personal Chef Service business.

Just another example of why the USPCA leads this industry. We are constantly raising the bar and setting the mark.


September 15, 2002
 Certification Recognition
 *  The USPCA, in 1996, began the first and only Personal Chef certification program and today is the only organziation authorized by the Federal Government to issue and administer the trademarked designations of "Certified Personal Chef" and "CPC".

As always, the USPCA leads through innovation not duplication.


June 10, 2002
 Liability Insurance Alert
 *  For the last 11 years the USPCA has lead the personal chef industry through innovation such as being the only culinary organization as well as the only personal chef association that provides Liability Insurance coverage for all members included as part of the membership fee.

It's come to our attention that "no other" personal chef organization provides liability insurance coverage for it's members nor is liability insurance even required to become a member - it's optional. The USPCA finds this deplorable in view of today's litigious society.

The clients who hire a Personal Chef expect a competent, professional that is fully insured and that is what they receive when they hire a USPCA trained Personal Chef.

Membership-inclusive liability insurance is just one more example why the USPCA is the undisputed leader in the industry.


March 20, 2002
 Newly Enhanced hireachef.com
 *  We have just completed our major upgrade of hireachef.com, the internet's largest search engine for locating and hiring a Personal Chef Service. We have added great new features that make it easy for consumers to find a Personal Chef Service, and simple for Personal Chefs to maintain their own listings. Check it out today.


March 13, 2002
 Regional Conference Registration Now Online
 *  You can now register for the Regional Conferences at the online shopping catalog.


January 31, 2002
 Food Network TV Special
 *  If you missed this special the first time around, you can enjoy this Food Network TV "ENCORE" presentation of the Personal Chef industry.

Due to this specials overwhelming response from the public, the Food Network has scheduled this special program to be aired throughout the week starting on February 3, 2002.

This special covers all aspects of the Personal Chef industry profiling various USPCA members, USPCA training facilities and once again the only "Nationally Recognized" Personal Chef organziation - the USPCA.


SUNDAY 02/3/2002 10:00 p.m. ET
MONDAY 02/4/2002 01:00 a.m. ET
SATURDAY 02/9/2002 05:00 p.m. ET
SUNDAY 02/10/2002 10:00 a.m. ET
Food Network Show Information


January 4, 2002
 New Food Packaging in Stock
 *  The USPCA is proud to announce the addition of Tuxedo food containers to our online shopping cart.

These state-of-the-art containers are made of aluminum and are microwave safe. The sturdy design of the container (especially in the larger sizes) allows it to hold heavier foods without buckling and for this reason, they have become a favorite among Personal Chefs.

View the entire line of Tuxedo containers online at the USPCA secure shopping cart.


December 1, 2001
 USPCA and The View
 *  The television program The View profiled a Personal Chef as one of this seasons hottest gifts and informed their viewers that they could Hire A Personal Chef from the United States Personal Chef Association.

The USPCA is once again the only nationally recognized Personal Chef organziation.


November 15, 2001
 Entrepreneur Magazine
 *  A Personal Chef Service business is once again listed as one of 32 hottest start-up ideas for 2002.

The only reference source listed in Entrepreneur Magazine for the potential Personal Chef is the United States Personal Chef Association - the USPCA.
Why are we the recognized experts? Because the USPCA has more successful Personal Chefs than any other organization.


November 15, 2001
 USPCA listed in TOP 400 of Entrepreneur Magazine
 *  The is the ninth year in a row that the USPCA is listed in Entrepreneur Magazines TOP 400 Business Opportunties.

The USPCA is once again recognized in the business community as the ONLY source of training, service and support for the Personal Chef.


November 1, 2001
 Industry Leading Innovation
 *  The USPCA is once again leading the Personal Chef industry through innovation by providing USPCA members with industry standard liability insurance included in their membership fee.

This type of program has never before been offered to the Personal Chef industry and is being offered only to USPCA members due to the size, strength and credibility of the USPCA and its strategic alliances. The USPCA is the undisputed industry leader.


October 25, 2001
 Cooking Light Profiles the Founders of USPCA
 *  The November issue of Cooking Light magazine profiled the founders of the USPCA, David MacKay and Susan Titcomb, who are also recognized nationally as the creators of the Personal Chef Service business concept. The USPCA is not only the original we are the world leader.


August 10, 2001
 Conference 2001
 *  The USPCA 2001 Conference was the largest gathering ever of Personal Chefs from around the globe. The camaraderie, networking and exchange of information among the attendees made this event, the 10th anniversary of the USPCA, a once in a lifetime event.


July 5, 2001
 MenuMagic Personal Chef Software is a Hit
 *  The USPCA continues to lead the industry with the shipment of MenuMagic (the industries only all-in-one software program designed exclusively for the Personal Chef) to hundreds of anxious Personal Chefs. This user-friendly software tool saves Personal Chefs time by combining recipe management and client management functions into a simple to use computer program. MenuMagic is another in a long line of USPCA innovations.


June 6, 2001
 Washington Post talks Personal Cheffing
 *  In today's edition of the Washington Post, the USPCA's very own Diane Lestina is interviewed about her Personal Cheffing career as well as David MacKay, founder of the USPCA. Another fine example of the USPCA's ongoing media effort.


March 30, 2001
 Today Show Profiles Personal Chefs
 *  The USPCA hits another homerun. Weekend Today on NBC will be showing “A look at personal chefs -- they’re not just for the rich anymore.” This exposure is just another example of how the the USPCA works diligently with its members to help further consumer awareness of a Personal Chef Service. Weekend Today will be reaching millions of viewers with the hireachef.com Internet search engine as the number one source for locating a Personal Chef.

Weekend Today NBC SUNDAY, APRIL 1 - 8:00 AM ET


March 15, 2001
 Food Network TV Special
 *  Personal Chefs are employed by everyone from movie stars and dot.com millionaires, from busy dual-career families to people with special dietary requirements. The United States Personal Chef Institute is where many individuals begin their Personal Chef journey. This special will take you into the kitchens and worlds where Personal Chefs rule.

SUNDAY 03/18/2001 09:00 p.m. ET
SATURDAY 03/24 04:00 p.m. ET
SUNDAY 03/25/2001 11:00 a.m. ET

Food Network Show Information


March 9, 2001
 USPCA on NPR Morning Edition: Listen Online!
 *  Megan Swift, a USPCA member, and David MacKay are interviewed on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" show. This interview came about because of the USPCA's continuous, national promotional efforts to educate the public about the benefits of using a Personal Chef Service.

< href="http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20010309.me.12.rmm">Listen to the interview in RealAudio format.


February 5, 2001
 USPCA Hits Another Grand Slam Home Run
 *  What started out as a food and lifestyle section human-interest story in USA Today turned into a front-page cover story sharing with the world that a Personal Chef Service is no longer for the rich. As to be expected from the acknowledged Personal Chef industry leader, the USPCA and its members were the only Personal Chefs and Personal Chef organization featured in the article.

The article, written to explain the benefits of hiring a Personal Chef, was designed and coordinated by the USPCA to accomplish one goal, that being of driving traffic to its member web pages on the Hire-A-Chef.com website. Since the article has hit the streets, the activity on Hire-A-Chef.com is approximately 3,000 page views a day.


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