Doris Christopher held her first cooking party on Oct. 15, 1980. Since that day, we’ve been steadfast in our mission to provide cooking tools that give people more confidence in the kitchen, recipes that help families enjoy mealtimes together, and a business opportunity that makes the everyday better for our consultants.
About Pampered Chef
We celebrate the power that mealtimes have to become something more: a way to transform relationships, share stories, create traditions, and build happier and richer lives. But, with today’s expectations, we know finding the mealtime win can be difficult. We’re here to help bridge that gap between the ideal mealtime and the realities of today. We do this through our distinctive, high-quality kitchen tools, parties that show you how to make delicious, timesaving recipes, and the opportunity to join our supportive international community of more than 50,000 consultants.
Enriching lives, one meal and one memory at a time
Empowering mealtime wins in every kitchen.
Inspire Creativity in Everyday Cooking
More than just eating, sharing a meal is a chance to reconnect. We make mealtimes more enjoyable and relaxed, no matter your cooking skill.
Simplifying Mealtime With our specially designed tools, delicious recipes, and timesaving techniques, you’ll have the confidence to make any mealtime a win. Made to Last. We develop innovative, professional-quality, multiuse kitchen tools that stand the test of time, are meant to be used often, loved, and passed on.
How We Make a Difference
We know the value of mealtime, and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to create meals and share memories with those they love. Our goal is to be a company that consultants are proud to say they work for, to leave an impact on our communities, and help those in need.
Our Founder & Chairman
Doris Christopher is the founder and chairman of Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway company.
Doris Christopher founded Pampered Chef from the basement of her suburban Chicago home in 1980 with the belief that shared mealtimes have the power to enrich our lives in so many ways. With an entrepreneurial spirit and a $3,000 loan from an insurance policy, Doris had a simple plan to make mealtimes more enjoyable and less of a chore. From the very beginning, Pampered Chef has made that possible through professional-quality kitchen tools, cooking parties that inspire kitchen confidence, and a flexible business opportunity.
So much has changed over the years as mealtimes have migrated from the table to the kitchen island or wherever the day takes us. Yet, Doris’s core values and belief in the power of mealtime are more relevant than ever.
Doris has been recognized with numerous awards as one of America’s great entrepreneurial success stories. She is the author of two books: The Pampered Chef: The Story of One of America’s Most Beloved Companies and Come to the Table: A Celebration of Family Life.
Pampered Chef is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies.