Bookkeeping and Accounting for Personal Chefs

In need of a bookkeeper and accountant for your personal chef business? We handle your books, giving you more time to craft delectable dishes. Try us for free.

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

No credit card required. By clicking ‘Get Started’, I agree to Bench’s Terms & Privacy Policy.

How Bench works with personal chefs

Get your bookkeeping, culinary income tax prep, and filing done by experts—with the support of one powerful platform. Bench collaborates seamlessly with personal chefs.

We get you set up

Our team dedicates time to thoroughly comprehend your personal chef business, address your queries, assist you in integrating your accounts, and demonstrate how Bench operates in unison with your culinary endeavors.

We do your bookkeeping

Every month, your Bench bookkeeper arranges your personal chef business transactions and produces financial reports. If they require further information from you, they'll contact you.

We deliver tax-ready financials

Our team of experts understands the specific tax stipulations for personal chefs and will tailor their approach to your unique business requirements.

Here’s why personal chefs like you trust Bench with their bookkeeping and accounting

Get fast, unlimited support from our expert advisors

We'll provide frequent updates about your bookkeeping needs. Do you have urgent inquiries that need immediate attention? Our team is ready and will respond to you within one business day or less. Experience the Bench Accounting difference, tailored specifically for personal chefs like you.

women with headset and laptop sitting on the couch
screenshot of Bench support app

Guaranteed accuracy in every detail

With Bench Accounting, personal chefs can simplify their bookkeeping by automating data inputs from key providers, circumventing regular errors. We've partnered with renowned merchants such as Gusto, Stripe, Shopify, and Square to ensure your financial management is always accurate and up-to-date. Let us take care of your finances, so you can focus on crafting amazing culinary experiences.

See where you’re spending. Make smart decisions

Embrace the simplicity of our service and eliminate the stress of tedious paperwork and manual tracking—Bench Accounting automates inputs directly from your linked accounts. Gain insights from one streamlined dashboard, giving you a comprehensive understanding of your personal chef business's financial wellbeing. Invest more time in creating divine dishes and let us handle your financial strategy.

people doing their bookkeeping at a table

Bench integrates with your favorite small business tools

We sync seamlessly with your financial accounts and tools to keep your books up-to-date and save you the time and effort of manually uploading documents.

Trusted by 25,000+ American small business owners

“Bench helped me replace QuickBooks, and save about 6 hours per month of horrible accounting work, which is priceless.”

CHRIS RONZIO

CEO, TRAINUAL
“This is the first year where it’s tax season and I don’t feel anxious one bit.”

DR. BUKKY KOLAWOLE

FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, RELATIONSHIP HQ
“Bench has lifted a giant weight off my shoulders and freed up my time so I can focus on earning money and working with clients, meetings and calls.”

HEATHER SHOLL

FOUNDER, THE VILLAGES GYM
Trust Pilot review previewCapterra review previewG2 review previewGetApp review preview

We know bookkeeping for personal chefs

Being a personal chef means juggling menus, sourcing ingredients, and crafting exquisite meals. It's a demanding and time-consuming profession, and the last thing you want is to be bogged down by intricate bookkeeping tasks and perplexing tax laws. That's where Bench comes in—we handle your bookkeeping and taxes in a way you've never experienced before. Our system pairs accessible software with real, experienced bookkeepers, taking the pressure of managing finances off your plate. With our profound understanding of unique costs related to your profession, such as fluctuating grocery expenses and utility costs, we provide personalized and comprehensive bookkeeping solutions that are tailored to your business needs.

As a profession that caters to the individual tastes and dietary requirements of a diverse clientele, there are industry-specific special tax provisions and laws. For instance, the tax categorization of equipment may be different for personal chefs as compared to other industries or there might be specific deductions applied to per diem meal expenditures. Our expert team at Bench is not just familiar but well-versed with these complexities. So, when it comes to tax filings, Bench ensures you're leveraging every tax break available to personal chefs—the ones you might not even be aware of. Let Bench manage your bookkeeping, so you can continue to dish out culinary delights, knowing your financials are in trusted hands.

Simple, straightforward pricing for everything your business needs.

Get bookkeeping, tax prep, advisory, and filing with Bench's powerful, easy-to-use platform.

Choose Plan

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$249/mo

billed annually

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$399/mo

billed annually

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Essential

Best for those looking for peace of mind and accurate financials done by professional bookkeepers.
$299/mo

billed monthly

Dedicated bookkeeping experts
Accurate monthly books and year-end tax-ready financial packages
P&L, balance sheet and 1099 reporting
Unlimited communication with your bookkeeping team

Premium

Best for those looking for an all-in-one bookkeeping, tax advisory and income tax filing service.
$499/mo

billed monthly

Everything in Essential plan
Dedicated team of licensed tax professionals to file your income tax return on time
Annual income tax filing for businesses (partnerships, S corps, C corps)
Annual income tax filing for individuals (sole proprietors, contractors)

Frequently Asked Questions

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
As a personal chef, how can I effectively track and categorize my food and supply expenses for taxation purposes?

As a personal chef, tracking and categorizing your food and supply expenses effectively can be a bit daunting, but necessary for proper taxation. To streamline this process, consider the following steps:

  1. Keep All Receipts: Be diligent about keeping records of all your purchases. Receipts for every ingredient bought and any supplies used should be well-organized and stored.
  2. Use a Business Credit Card: A dedicated business credit card for your personal chef business greatly simplifies expense tracking. All transactions are recorded in one place, and it is easy to download and analyze spending.
  3. Utilize Accounting Software: Use software like Bench Accounting. This will automatically categorize expenses and provide monthly financial statements. Our team of accounting professionals can also work directly with you to customize expense categories to your needs.
  4. Consider a Bookkeeper: A professional bookkeeper specialized in your industry can provide personalized help. They can expertly manage and categorize your expenses and ensure you’re maximizing your tax deductions.

Keep in mind that the goal is to make your tax preparation as easy and accurate as possible. By correctly tracking and categorizing your food and supply expenses, your profit picture will become clearer and you can run your business more effectively.

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
How can Bench Accounting aid me in managing my financial transaction with multiple clients all over the city?

Bench Accounting can significantly aid you in managing your financial transactions with multiple clients all across the city. Our team of professional bookkeepers leverages our proprietary software to accurately categorize and reconcile your business transactions. This simplifies the process of tracking income and expenses from clients in various locations.

We also provide monthly financial statements and expense reports, giving you a clear overview of your financial performance. This can be particularly helpful in managing transactions with multiple clients, as it allows you to quickly identify trends, risks, and opportunities.

Moreover, you will get a dedicated bookkeeping team which you can reach out to at any time if you have any queries or need any assistance. Our service can save you valuable time, allowing you to focus more on serving your clients.

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
What are the specific tax deductions available to personal chefs, and how can Bench Accounting help me maximize these?

Specific tax deductions available to personal chefs can include ingredients and supplies, travel, entertainment and meals, cooking equipment, education expenses, and more. It's essential to keep a record of such expenses as they significantly reduce your taxable income.

At Bench Accounting, we strive to make your accounting stress free. Our team of proficient bookkeepers can not only handle your bookkeeping needs professionally, but they also assist you in tracking, managing and maximizing your tax deductions. Our comprehensive packages cover financial statement preparation, annual financial packages, filing support, tax season support, and much more. We help you stay organized and tax-ready all year round so you can focus more on cooking and less on accounting.

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
Does Bench outsource bookkeeping?

Nope! All bookkeeping is completed in-house.

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
Will I have one point of contact?

Your bookkeeper will be your main point of contact, but at times you might hear from another member of your team. This is usually when your bookkeeper goes on vacation, is sick, or otherwise unavailable.

Close and Open IconA graphic of a plus and minus icon that represents the action to close and open.
How much time each month will I have to spend managing my Bench account?

We handle the bookkeeping for you but sometimes we’ll need your input, especially at year-end. On average, expect to spend 15 minutes each month answering questions for your bookkeeper, or uploading supporting docs.

Bookkeeping Services for Personal chefs

Discover how we can help you have better finances with a personalized demo from a Bench expert, ready to answer all your questions. Sign up as a customer today and get a free month of bookkeeping, valued at $299.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

No credit card required. By clicking ‘Get Started’, I agree to Bench’s Terms & Privacy Policy.