UPDATE: I originally wrote this article at the beginning of July in 2019, and then a few weeks later, Pampered Chef surprised everyone with some fantastic NEW New Consultant Starter Kits that include so many new products that I just HAD to write an update! The kits I’d originally written about had been the same for at least three years, but check out what’s new here! I’m so excited to introduce these to you!
I’ve been a Pampered Chef Independent Consultant for almost three years, and the question that I’m asked most (besides what the name of the hamburger choppy thingy is… it’s a Mix ‘N Chop, for the record 😉 ) is what’s involved with starting your own Pampered Chef business. Now, keep in mind, I’m not a spammy/sales-persony kind of lady, so I’ve always felt a little weird giving all the info. There’s a lot of information, it’s true, but the thing is… Pampered Chef wants you to enjoy what you do, wants to reward you for it, and wants you to grow & succeed. So, I’m finally putting on my “big girl britches” and putting everything down in one place. Are ya ready?
Disclosure: Please know that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. For more information, please click here. Thank you.
Keep in mind, I’m not the kind of direct sales person who actively tries to go out an build a team at any cost. Nah, that’s not really my vibe. That said, I’m a sucker for personal development and growing as a person, and if someone really wants to pursue Pampered Chef, and wants me to guide them to succeed, I’m totally there for them. Hey, it’s kind of a “pay it forward” type of situation, ya know? That said, here’s the promised ins & outs of becoming a Pampered Chef Independent Consultant.
Why Become A Pampered Chef Consultant?
Want to know a secret? I first got into this business because I love to cook, I’m decent at it, and my husband wanted to make sure I had the best-of-the-best tools at my disposal in the kitchen. I already knew Pampered Chef is known for excellent quality, and I figured I could start building a kitchen at a decent discount. Yup. I admit it… I just wanted a discount. BUT! Once I really dug in… y’all. So much greatness!
Reasons to work with Pampered Chef
- Earn the income you want
- Run your business your own way
- Get rewarded… in a big way
- Be a part of something big
Earn the income you want
Yup, I’m going there first. With Pampered Chef, you really are only limited by yourself with how much of an income you make. Want to make just enough to pay for your phone bill this month? Easy. Want to make enough to pay the mortgage? You got it! How about putting a kid through college or retiring early? If you’re serious about working your business like a business, you’re going to do great.
Run your business your own way
Ready to work a 40+ hour a week job? Sure! You can do that! Want to work a couple of hours here and there to keep from being bored? Go for it! Need to take some time off for “life”? You’re free to do so. There’ve been months I’ve worked my Pampered Chef business like a mad-woman (and been justly rewarded for it), and there’s also been a whole year where I needed to take time away due to family issues. It’s all good. Pampered Chef is designed to operate on your own schedule. Now, are you going to be making a million dollars if you take a summer off? Probably not. But, when you’re ready to work more, you’re able to. That’s a pretty reassuring concept in today’s crazy world.
Get rewarded… in a big way
Besides the obvious commission made on sales, and the bonus structure for building a successful team, Pampered Chef also has some really great rewards programs for their Independent Consultants.
In your first 90 days with Pampered Chef, you can easily earn up to $600 worth of Pampered Chef goodies for FREE! For real. I’ll talk a bit more about this in a little bit, but just know that if you have a strong passion, your business (and kitchen!) will reap the rewards!
Also, each month, Pampered Chef offers sales incentives so that Independent Consultants can easily earn new items from seasonal roll-outs. I can’t tell you how rewarding it is to be able to help others and be rewarded with hundreds of dollars’ worth of top-of-the-line kitchenware.
And that’s not to even mention the reward destination trips… Disney, cruises, Bahamas… if you’re ready to work, Pampered Chef is ready to reward you for your efforts. Heck, the company’s been around for almost 40 years and keeps growing & succeeding. There’s a reason for that.
Be a part of something big
Literally, everyone has to eat, right? Not everyone knows how to cook, or has the right tools for the job though. Sure, it’s easy to swing by a big box store or an online conglomerate that has a little bit of everything (of vastly differing quality and price points…). That said, being a part of a company that takes pride in teaching others the best, most modern ways of putting delicious food on the table, with top-of-the-line products that won’t fall apart or wear out immediately is a really awesome thing.
Yup. I’m going there. Not only is there a really good discount on product (between 20%-50% depending on different factors) for consultants, but Pampered Chef is big enough and respected enough to be able to offer discounts on things like mobile phone service, auto insurance, and computer equipment. This is a little-known fact, but I’ve been able to take full advantage of each discount offered to me.
New Consultant Rewards
Like I said before, you can easily earn up to $600 in FREE Pampered Chef products in your first 90 days as a Pampered Chef consultant. Personally, I earned a LOT. Like, half my kitchen. And, sidebar, when you become a consultant on my team, I personally teach you how to run your business without becoming a “Spammy Pammy” or whatever. But anyhow, the breakdown of the rewards are:
- Earn the Ceramic Egg Cooker ($16 value) and Mini Skinny Scraper ($8 value) when you submit $500 in commissionable sales in your first 30 days.
- Earn the 8″ Nonstick Fry Pan ($70 value) when you submit $1,250 in commissionable sales in your first 90 days.
- Earn the 10″ Stainless Steel Nonstick Skillet ($145 value) when you submit $2,500 in commissionable sales in your first 90 days.
- Earn the Knife Set ($369 value) when you submit $5,000 in commissionable sales in your first 90 days.
Fast-Track to Director Program
For those of you who are super-motivated to make Pampered Chef your career (and are ready to earn all those Director bonuses…), Pampered Chef has created a pretty awesome Fast-Track program for you. When you recruit your first new consultant, you promote to Senior Consultant and earn additional income. Recruit one more and you can promote to Team Leader, with even more income & extra perks.
- Meet the requirements of Director in your first 90 days to earn a $500 reward
- Promote to Advanced Director within your first six months to earn a $1,000 reward
New Consultant Kits
Now we get down to the good stuff… what comes in your New Consultant Kit?! To put it bluntly: A LOT.
Pampered Chef actually offers three different New Consultant Kits for those needing different price points to start. Full disclosure: I did the Ultimate Kit when I started my business. Why? Mostly because I found it to be the best over-all bargain for what I wanted.
Here’s the thing, though. When you choose whichever kit you want to start with, you’re also given all the tools needed to do a full cooking demo for your first few parties. So there’s none of this “What can I make using these tools?” or “Is the lowest price point kit going to allow me as much success as the highest price point kit?” to worry about.
I’ve put in a handy-dandy table below that breaks down what comes in each individual New Consultant Kit, but here’s the breakdown on price:
- Starter Kit $99 (over $400 value)
- Deluxe Kit $159 (over $700 value)
- Ultimate Kit $259 (over $1100 value)
In Every New Consultant Kit
- New Consultant Rewards Flyer
- Consultant Apron
- Party Planners
- Mini Catalogs
- Season’s Best
- Opportunity Brochures
- Sales Receipts
- Quick Start Party Cards
- Product Info Cards
- Recipe Cards
- Thank You Cards
- Drawing Slips
New Consultant Kit Breakdown
|Product Box||Starter |
|Consultant Tote||X||X||X (2)|
|Rockcrok||Everyday Pan||Dutch Oven||Dutch Oven|
|Manual Food Processor||X||X||X|
|Coated Utility Knife||X||X||X|
|Flexible Cutting Mat Set||X||X||X|
|Small Mix ‘N Scraper||X||X||X|
|Large Bar Pan||X||X|
|Microplane Adjustable Coarse Grater||X||X|
|5″ Santoku Knife||X||X|
|Classic Batter Bowl||X||X|
|Large Chef’s Tongs||X||X|
|Smooth-Edge Can Opener||X||X|
|Mini Serving Spatula||X||X|
|Adjustable Measuring Spoon Set||X||X|
|Mini Measure-All Cup||X||X|
|Quick Cooker (with wire rack)||X|
|Quick Cooker Ceramic Pot||X|
|Mix ‘N Scraper||X|
|Microwave Grip Set||X|
|Silicone Prep Bowl Set||X|
|Garlic & Herb Rub||X|
|Southwestern Seasoning Mix||X|
So there ya have it, y’all! The nitty-gritty breakdown of Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How to become a Pampered Chef Consultant. So much goodness, right? Oh, and one more thing: every month, Pampered Chef has a bonus New Consultant Special that’s perfect for whatever season it falls in. I write up a little note about these specials each month on my Sip Dash Savor Facebook Page that I totally invite you to check out.
I’m not trying to sell ya on it, but if you feel like Pampered Chef is a good fit for you and your goals, I invite you to join my team of Savor Pampered Success consultants. If you want a little taste of what I do, you’re also invited to host a virtual party with me before pulling the trigger. That’s how I started, so why not?
Thanks for stopping by! Lookin’ forward to seeing ya next time! Be sure to follow me on all my Social Media for more fun!