About Us

About Us

Who We Are

Doris Christopher founded Pampered Chef in 1980 with the belief that quick tips and powerful tools can fuel a faster, no-fuss cooking experience. But today, many of us don’t even have the time to sit down for an entire meal, let alone make one. That’s why at Pampered Chef we help you press pause on life and take in the most important moments with easy, everyday cooking built for today’s world.

We exist to help you enjoy the moments most important to you and yours by inspiring satisfying, stress-free meals fit for the way you live. We use the power of cooking to bring people together as the cornerstone of realizing each person’s full potential–in the home and in life.

Enriching Lives. One Meal and One Memory at a Time.

At Pampered Chef, we celebrate the power that mealtimes have to become something more: a way to transform relationships, to create traditions, and to build happier and richer lives. Try one of our distinctive, time-saving tools; prepare a meal with friends at a cooking party, or put on an apron and join us. Together, we are enriching lives, one meal and one memory at a time.

About Our CEO

Andrew Treanor

Andrew Treanor, Chief Executive Officer

Andrew Treanor is the CEO of Pampered Chef, a Berkshire Hathaway company.

Before being named CEO in April 2020, Treanor was Pampered Chef’s chief operating officer and was responsible for the company’s global technology and operations, including solutions, supply chain, distribution, and facilities. In this role, Treanor led the company’s expansion of technology solutions for the company’s independent consultants and customers. He played a key role in the company’s transformation into a strong and diverse business with more than 50% of Pampered Chef’s business now coming from digital sales.

Prior to joining Pampered Chef, Treanor was division vice president of research and development for CDK Global where he was responsible for engineering for more than 15 of the company’s product lines. Previous to his work at CDK Global, Treanor was the vice president of research and development at CVR.

Andrew earned a Bachelor of Micro-Electronic Engineering from Griffith University in Queensland, Australia.

About Our Founder and Chairman

Doris Christopher

Doris Christopher, Founder and Chairman

Inspired by her dedication to preserving the tradition of family mealtimes and driven by the spirit of entrepreneurism, Doris Christopher founded Pampered Chef from the basement of her suburban Chicago home in 1980.

Her experience as a home economics teacher (and stay-at-home mother) enabled her to recognize the need for time-saving kitchen tools and techniques designed to make cooking quick and easy. She came up with a simple plan to offer professional-quality kitchen tools directly to consumers through in-home cooking demonstrations offered by a sales force of “Pampered Chef Consultants.” 35 years later, the business has blossomed into a multimillion dollar enterprise with tens of thousands of consultants worldwide.

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 later served on the Board of Directors of the DSA and was a member of the Executive Committee of the Direct Selling Education Foundation.

Doris has been recognized with numerous awards, including the 2012 Torchbearer of the Year Award for her leadership and dedication to ethical business practices by the Better Business Bureau of Chicago and Northern Illinois; and “The Order of Lincoln Medallion,” the highest honor for outstanding achievement the State of Illinois bestows to people who were born or have resided in the state.

Doris is the author of “The Pampered Chef: The Story of One of America’s Most Beloved Companies” and “Come To The Table: A Celebration of Family Life.”

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: Andrew Treanor

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

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