FAQ

Goat cheese beggars purse saladWhat are the benefits of a Personal Chef Service?

  • Enjoying rich & diverse menus of healthy, mouthwatering dishes using the finest & freshest vegetables and quality meats & seafood.
  • Driving home with peace of mind knowing you have a delicious, healthy meal already prepared–no more scrambling at the last minute!
  • Gaining quality time with loved ones.
  • Bring the family back to the dinner table with well-balanced meals void of preservatives and other chemical additives

How does it work?

A Personal Chef develops a customized menu according to your tastes and nutritional goals. On a designated cook date, the chef shops for fresh, high quality ingredients, and prepares the meals in the safety of your home. In addition to leaving the kitchen clean and full of wonderful aromas, the chef packages the meals in convenient containers with nutritional information and heating instructions.

What types of meals do you cook?

I will customize a menu to whatever requirements and interests you might have. Having a background teaching Health and Wellness, I am familiar with a variety of diet plans whether that is one low in fat, high in protein or perhaps one that follows the Weight Watchers Points system. If you don’t have a specific regimen and you just want good food, the options are nearly limitless! I’ll be glad to prepare whatever you’d like with as much variety as possible–the entrees won’t be repeated for a minimum of six months unless you request them to be.

How do I get started?

Step 1: FREE Consultation

I come to your home and discuss the service with you.

Step 2: Meal Planning

You approve a customized menu.

Step 3: Personalized Cook Day

I purchase your groceries and bring the pots, pans and all necessary equipment to your residence. I prepare the menu and once completed you’ll have labeled containers in your freezer and/or refrigerator, a spotless kitchen and the lovely lingering aroma of many home-cooked meals. 

No mess, no fuss.

How often will you come to my house to cook?

Our initial meeting includes an assessment process to determine what you like to eat, food allergies, nutritional goals, etc. You will decide how often I cook for you whether that is weekly, biweekly, or monthly. I will be preparing between three to five entrees with side dishes. Portion sizes can be modified based on the size of your family. Basically, the service is tailored completely to your needs!

What is the cost?

The fee for a personal chef service represents all of the components that make up this customized plan including meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking your meals exactly as you like with the highest quality ingredients. You’ll find that the service costs about the same as you would pay for an entrée in a restaurant.

If you were to compare a personal chef service to restaurant service, you can think of it this way: For a restaurant, you must drive to get there, possibly wait for a table and hope you get a quality server. Then if you have allergies or special requests, you don’t always have the guarantee that they will be honored since most entrees are “assembly-line” ready in the kitchen. Your meal is prepared mass-quantity style and often has restaurant-type food stabilizers added. After eating your meal, you must pay for it, tip the server and get back in your vehicle and drive home. It’s a nice treat but there are other options for healthier, convenient meals.

If you have a personal chef service, you can quickly heat a beautiful entrée that has been prepared specifically for your palate and requirements AND you can eat it in the comfort of your own home. I like to think my service improves your quality of life – great food without the hassle and more time with loved ones.

Do you have gift certificates?

Definitely. Gourmet food ready on the spot is always a great gift for new parents, busy professionals, new homeowners, patients recovering from surgery, newlyweds and as an employee reward. Surprise someone today!