A Personal Chef helps people with busy lives eat healthier food with ease and convenience. You can think of a Personal Chef as professional home cook — preparing exactly the kind of wholesome, home-cooked meals that you would love to prepare for yourself, or for your friends, family and loved ones.
You and I will begin with a free consultation where I find out about your taste preferences, specific dietary requirements and health goals. We’ll also discuss your food storage preferences (I prefer oven-safe glass containers), and I’ll have the opportunity to assess your kitchen equipment. Together, we will determine what kind of equipment, if any, needs to be updated or supplemented, and we will schedule our first cook day. Several days before our first session, I’ll send you a menu proposal, which we can fine tune together. Each week you will let me know if you have any special requests, otherwise I will come up with a menu based on your food questionnaire. I expect you to keep me updated weekly about your needs and likes. I love feedback!
On your scheduled cooking day, I will purchase all the groceries (this service is complimentary) and any additional pantry ingredients and/or equipment that may be required. I will then prepare all your meals, package, label, and store them to be enjoyed at your convenience. At the end of the day, I will leave your kitchen as tidy as I found it. I will text/ email you a short video explanation of the foods I have prepared and which containers the foods are in.
In the refrigerator, meals should be consumed within 7 days of cooking, depending on the type of food. Cooked fish dishes should always be consumed within 2 days. Many meals can be frozen for longer retention. I will give you suggestions on how to properly freeze different foods.
My service fee is based on an hourly rate and the cost of your groceries.
The cost of the service includes:
- Client consultation, food questionnaire and kitchen review
- Personalized menu planning
- Grocery shopping
- Cooking, packaging, labeling and storing
- Kitchen clean-up
I also love to offer:
Private or small group cooking instruction
Small casual dinner parties (dinner w friends where no one has to cook or clean!)
Please reach out for more details!