The Pampered Chef is a multi level marketing/direct sales company that specialised in providing professional kitchenware through product displays.
About The Company
The Pampered Chef have been operational in the UK since 1999 although the company has actually been around since 1980. In recent years The Pampered Chef was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway (the investment firm operated by Warren Buffet) which is reassuring from a financial standpoint. The Pampered Chef is also a member of the Direct Selling Association who ensure that all their members are selling their products in an ethical fashion.
What Product am I Selling?
As I touched on, The Pampered Chef sells catering grade kitchen equipment for use in the home. This ranges from knives to mixing bowls to small appliances. Many of the things that The Pampered Chef offer are designed to take the place of several existing tools in your kitchen making for a less cluttered environment. As well as the kitchenware itself, The Pampered Chef also offer a number of recipe books that take advantage of their tools.
How to Apply and Training
The Pampered Chef offer application through a current representative or there is the option to register as a sales consultant online. When you sign up there is a £125 or £70 fee which provides you with examples of The Pampered Chef range. This is to allow you to use them for demonstrations and ultimately generate custom.
How Much Can This Earn?
The figures behind The Pampered Chef aren’t actually available on the website although there definitely seems to be potential to do well with one The Pampered Chef seller saying in their testimonial that they operate a multi million pound business. As well as the earnings from selling, The Pampered Chef also offers its sales consultants a number of bonus incentives including luxury holidays and vouchers for The Pampered Chef products.
The Pampered Chef as a whole represents an interesting investment opportunity, mainly by catering to the ever growing interest in baking in the UK. It is worth noting that the demonstrations seem to be geared more towards an American market and would likely require some tweaking to be really successful in the UK. If you are interested this is worth looking into as I can see this being a profitable niche for the right kind of person.