Company Facts

Pampered Chef, founded in 1980 by Doris Christopher and now part of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses, is the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. Pampered Chef’s sales force of Independent Pampered Chef consultants offer multipurpose kitchen tools, demonstrate easy food preparation techniques and share recipes that can help you entertain with style and ease — transforming the simple to the spectacular.

Company Headquarters

Pampered Chef, Ltd.
One Pampered Chef Lane
Addison, IL 60101-5630 U.S.A.

Founded: 1980

Founder & Chairman: Doris Christopher

Chief Executive Officer: Tracy Britt Cool

International Offices: Canada & Germany
Corporate Staff: around 500
Customers Served: 12 million

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Products: Pampered Chef’s product line includes nearly 500 offerings, with 90 percent of those products exclusive to Pampered Chef.

Test Kitchens: Pampered Chef’s Test Kitchens are committed to developing timesaving tools, tips and recipes that enhance mealtime and suit busy lifestyles. A staff of home economists, food scientists, chefs and dieticians develop, test and edit more than 300 recipes per year. Pampered Chef is continually expanding its recipe and product collection to align with top flavor, ingredient and lifestyle trends.

Distribution: Products are sold primarily through in-home cooking demonstrations known as cooking shows (1 million are held in the United States each year).

Structure: Direct Sales. There are nine consultant career levels progressing from Pampered Chef Consultant to National Executive Director.

Pampered Chef is a BBBOnLine® accredited business. The Reliability Seal represents the Better Business Bureau system’s reliability assurance program for the World Wide Web.