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Inspired by her dedication to preserving the tradition of family mealtimes and driven by the spirit of entrepreneurism, Doris Christopher founded The Pampered Chef® from the basement of her suburban Chicago home in 1980.
Her vast skills and experiences as a home economics teacher and stay-at-home mother helped her recognize the real need for time-saving kitchen tools and techniques designed to make cooking quick and easy. She then came up with a simple yet effective plan : to offer professional-quality kitchen equipment directly to consumers through in-home cooking demonstrations performed by a sales force of "Pampered Chef Consultants". The objective was simple - let customers see how the products work, let them try it out for themselves and even taste the results!
With the support of her husband, Jay, and two young daughters, Julie and Kelley, Christopher put her plan into action. More than twenty years later, her business has moved to a succession of progressively larger facilities and, at the time of the Berkshire Hathaway acquisition, blossomed into a $700 million enterprise.
The Pampered Chef became a member of the Direct Selling Association (DSA) in 1986. Christopher was named to the Board of Directors in 1992, and then served as Chairperson. She is currently the Immediate Past Chairperson of the DSA and Chairperson of the Direct Selling Education Foundation (DSEF), a branch organization of the DSA. For information on the DSAs Code of Ethics, click here.
Her unfailing commitment to fostering entrepreneurship in women is woven into the very fabric of The Pampered Chef. Many of the companys 60,000 Pampered Chef Consultants are mothers who have been empowered to develop lucrative businesses while staying home to raise their children and manage their households.
The Pampered Chef brings families together, not only through its direct-selling opportunity, but also through its product line. Each piece is designed to make cooking faster and easier so that customers can spend less time in the kitchen and more with their families.
Doris Christopher's philosophy about the importance of the family mealtime has shaped and guided The Pampered Chef from the very beginning. Even in the midst of rapid growth, the company maintains this original focus. She believes When families share a meal, the bonds that hold that family together grow stronger.
In 1998, the Better Business Bureau® of Chicago and Northern Illinois recognized The Pampered Chef with the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.
The Pampered Chef business opportunity helps you have more control over your time and derive more satisfaction from what you're doing while earning extra income for your retirement, education, mortgage or anything else you desire.
Our business is easy to start up. We provide you with a compelling selection of products, state-of-the-art training and outstanding business materials. We'll teach you how to conduct a cooking show that teaches others to
- spend les time in the kitchen
- connect with friends and family
- learn smart tips that will make their busy lives easier
- have fun while trying out our great products and
- enjoy mouth-watering recipes that taste and look great and are so easy to create.
In addidion to a wonderful business opportunity Pampered Chef offers you a commision scheme that includes dream vacations, stunning jewelry, free products and much more!
One Pampered Chef Lane
Addison, Illinois 60101-5630 U.S.A.
Tel: (630) 261-8900
Fax: (630) 261-8522
US Toll-Free: (888) 687-2433
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