A Pampered Chef Evaluation – Bringing Families All Together

The demanding environment and schedules have forced many families to eat their meals on the run or over pizza boxes or the like. This phenomenon is being impacted by Pampered Chef providing people more time with those they love and bringing back family meal time.


In the old tradition of bringing families back together at the dinner table, the the company is there with recipes and kitchen products to help prepare a delicious meal. The company has been serving families for nearly 30 years, founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher. As a working mother, but not a chef, Doris recognized the need for reasonably priced but great working kitchen tools. Incorporating her teaching experience, she showcased the her products with in-home cooking demonstrations.


The Pampered Chef product line includes professional-quality kitchen tools such as:

Kitchenware – Such as measuring tools and peelers
Pampered Chef Cookware – Including skillets and stainless sauce pans, as well as serving ware and rice cookers
Stoneware – High quality baking tools
Bakeware – For making delicious cakes, cookies and pastries!
Bamboo – Including tongs, bowls and cooking sets, etc.
Cutting Edge – The high-class professional-quality cutting ware that no kitchen should be without
Miscellaneous – Other products include outdoor serving sets and BBQ tools, and items great for entertaining guests such as serving platters, napkin rings, table placements, etc.


Pampered Chef products offer a complete line for kitchen preparation and serving family and guests. The distribution method chosen by the company is individual direct sales. “Cooking Shows” as they are known are the in-home cooking demonstrations put on by today’s consultants. The company claims consultants have given in excess of 1 million Cooking Shows yearly with over 12 million customers using their high-quality products.


Pampered Chef has corporate headquarters located in Addison, Illinois, with 750 corporate employees. Their distribution sales force is comprised of about 60,000 independent consultants worldwide.

They have eight levels of direct sales ranging from Pampered Chef Consultants to National Executive Directors. With no requirement to keep inventory in your house, the company has made it simple to enter the business as an independent distributor. To support the independent distributors, the company has training such as web courses, tele-classes and local sales meetings with advanced sales reps and national events.

As a Pampered Chef Consultant, you are supplied with marketing tools, such as catalogs, brochures, and even your own personal website. Although you aren’t required to hold inventory, you are required to get your own demonstration tool kit for a greatly reduced price of $155, which is a $570 value.

The Pampered Chef consultants are free to choose their own hours, full-time or part-time. There isn’t a quota from the company. Your goals are set by you. Income is commission based on a sliding scale of total sold per show. The minimum commission is 20% but goes to 25% for a show with sales in excess of $4,000. Average earnings are approximately $1,300 per month for performing just one show a week. Of course, building your own team of distributors helps improve individual incomes and you can earn you free vacations, jewelry, and other products.

In addition to earning vacations, jewelry and other products, Pampered Chef Consultants have unlimited opportunity to earn money and make a great living. With the variety of help and training available, and one-on-one time with other local consultants and directors, you have all the tools at your fingertips to start a serious part-time or full-time career.