You haven’t made up your mind about taking the plunge to join up with The Chef Alliance. What’s holding you back?
Are you worried that you won’t be able to cover the payments? Or do you not see how membership in The Chef Alliance will benefit you and your business?
The Chef Alliance has been supporting members across Canada since 2001. We understand your needs and how to grow a successful food business. Our Success Managers help you access the tools, resources and insights to achieve your goals.
MYTH 1 - IT COSTS TOO MUCH
Membership is only $499/year and saves members over $4,000 each year on average.
SO... Membership in The Chef Alliance more than pays for itself.
MYTH 2 - I DON'T NEED CHEF INSURANCE
You wouldn’t drive a car without insurance, or buy a house without insuring it, so why put yourself at risk personally by not insuring your business?
Membership gives you access to the Chef Insurance program which offers liability insurance at a much lower cost than if you were to try to get the insurance by yourself! Rates start as low as $300/year.
You will still have your own policy - it's not a group program where you share the coverage amount with all of the other members - so your business won't be affected by the claims of other members.
SO... Even with the cost of the membership factored in - you'll still be saving money!
MYTH 3 - I WON'T GET ANYTHING OUT OF THE MEMBERSHIP
Members of The Chef Alliance get discounts on a wide range of goods and services that they already use or need for their personal life, for family and friends and for their business!
As a member, you could net savings of thousands of dollars each year on goods or services - from housewares to electronics, beauty products to travel, clothing to marketing services, education to pet products - there are hundreds of dollars in savings each and every month.
SO... Membership in The Chef Alliance is a resource you can't do without.
MYTH 4 - I CAN MAKE MORE MONEY ON MY OWN
Members of The Chef Alliance may also be able to access referrals through our website. The Chef Alliance does not get involved in the negotiations or pricing – when we post an ad to our members, anyone can apply; successful candidates will negotiate the booking and get payment directly with the client.
We also have opportunities that we do not make public – such as those for celebrities and VIPs – these are ‘by invitation-only’ jobs, kept for select members, based on them meeting the client’s specific criteria. In the past, we have partnered members with renowned actors, sports personalities, musicians and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
You won't have access to these opportunities unless you're a member of The Chef Alliance.
MYTH 5 - I DON"T NEED TO BE A MEMBER
As a member of The Chef Alliance, you will have the benefit of being able to say that you are a member of a well-respected organisation such as The Chef Alliance. This gives you added credibility and puts you on a level above your peers when applying for jobs – especially with corporate clients who are familiar with our impeccable reputation.
It's like being accredited by the Better Business Bureau - except you get more 'bang for your buck' as a member. of The Chef Alliance!
Put all of that together with the savings, and getting your membership with The Chef Alliance is a ‘no-brainer!’
As a valued member of The Chef Alliance, we understand that your business is unique. The Chef Alliance has created Membership Plans to meet your diverse needs, each with a tailored selection of member benefits to save you money in your business and personal lives.
Our members can SAVE $4,000+ per year on average - on purchases for their business, friends, family, pets, home, travel and health - all through our member benefits portal.
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DISCLAIMER: Information provided may be incomplete. This article should not be considered a substitute for professional, legal, insurance or financial advice. Each business is unique and the advice provided is intended to be general. Please contact a professional for advice best suited to your business and to meet the requirements of regional government laws and bylaws.
MEMBER BENEFITS: The Chef Alliance is an industry member organization for food entrepreneurs, chefs and cooks in Canada. Member benefits may be subject to change without notice and may not be available for all membership plans. Access to the Chef Insurance program is a member benefit that is provided through a third party licensed insurance broker.
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