How does the service work?
I will first meet with you in your home to learn more about your food preferences, your likes & dislikes along with any health & dietary needs that you may have. A personalized menu will be developed & a cook date will be scheduled. I will shop for all the necessary ingredients & arrive at your home on the scheduled cooking day with cookware & equipment needed to complete your meals. Your food will be packaged & labeled for the refrigerator and/or freezer ~ what could be more convenient?
How much does a Personal Chef cost?
Think about the time you spend each week traveling to the grocery store, shopping for food, standing in the check out line then traveling home to unpack. After all this, you still have to prepare a healthy dinner each night & also clean up. Think about the money you spend on take out, fast food & at restaurants. Enjoy healthy & deliciously prepared meals at your own leisure & convenience without even leaving the house. Consider what your time is worth & the valuable time you can save by having a Personal Chef ~ you’ll agree that a Personal Chef is worth the investment. Pricing will depend on the number of entrees & servings ordered. No longer a luxury, but a necessity!
What type of meals will be prepared?
That’s completely up to you! Whether you enjoy gourmet fare or home style favorites ~ the choice is yours! Your meals can be customized to meet your specific health or dietary needs. Allergic to wheat? No problem. Hate cauliflower? No problem. This is YOUR personal chef service. So whether it’s Coq Au Vin or Chicken Pot Pie ~ menu choices can be as elegant or as simple as you’d like plus there are endless items to choose from including any of your own favorites.
Where do you shop?
Grocery shopping for selected meals is generally done at area supermarkets, specialty shops & health food stores. If you have a particular preference or favorite store ~ I will gladly shop there. Groceries are not included in service fees so that you have the option to request such items as organic produce, free range chicken, grass fed beef or other specialty food items. Just let me know what you prefer & I’ll do the shopping!
How are the meals packaged?
Meals will be packaged in freezable/microwavable containers and freezer bags. Meals are usually packaged in two serving sizes but they can be packaged family style or individual servings if you prefer. Pricing for service does not include containers. Appropriate containers will be purchased and added to the cost of groceries. I can also use any suitable containers that you may already have. Packaging options will be discussed at your initial assessment.
Who can use a Personal Chef?
Anyone who wants to enjoy delicious home cooked meals in the comfort of their own home without the hassle & stress of menu planning, grocery shopping, cooking & cleaning up!
Do you provide gift certificates?
Yes! Gift certificates are a wonderful way to say “thank you” or “I love you” and are perfect for any occasion. When you give a gift of a personal chef service, you’ll give a gift that special someone can really use ~ convenience, extra time & delicious home cooked meals!