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What is a Personal Chef

 

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What is a Personal Chef?      

A Personal Chef Service provides great tasting food and the precious gift of time with a convenient and affordable solution to the age old question: "What's For Dinner?"

A Personal Chef Service is your answer to great tasting, healthful, affordable meals enjoyed in the comfort of your home without the daily grind of shopping and cooking.

A Personal Chef offers a professional service of meal preparation. A client's individual tastes drive the creation of their customized menu. These personalized meals are prepared in a client's home and then packaged, labeled and stored in the refrigerator or freezer. The service includes:
 
 
Love pasta? Hate onions? Not enough garlic?
A Personal Chef Service takes the time to learn your individual needs and preferences. They use this information to create delicious meals personalized to your individual tastes.
 
  • Grocery Shopping
Don't have time to stop at the store and wait in line?
A Personal Chef Service performs the shopping for you. They purchase the freshest and finest ingredients just before coming to your home and preparing your meals.
 
  • In-Home Meal Preparation
Tired of the hassle in preparing meals everyday?
A Personal Chef comes to your home with everything needed and prepares multiple personalized meals in your kitchen.
 
  • Storage and Cleanup
Dirty sink, pots and pans, greasy stove?
The Personal Chef packages and stores your meals in your refrigerator and freezer. They leave your kitchen sparkling clean and your home filled with aromas of freshly prepared foods.

    

Benefits of a Personal Chef Service


Grocery Shopping and Fresh, Quality Ingredients


On your service day, your Personal Chef completes all of the shopping, selecting the finest and freshest ingredients, so you can enjoy great tasting meals.

Easy to Prepare and Clean Up Meals


Personal Chefs offer a great selection of prepared and packaged meals conveniently stored in your home refrigerator and freezer. The meals are easy to heat and prepare and even easier to clean up. No more after-dinner drudgery.


More Free Time


No more do you have to worry about "What's for Dinner". No more shopping, going out, picking up, or preparation of the evening meals. Think of all the extra time you will save by hiring a Personal Chef Service. Time for the more important parts of your life.


Affordable Meals


A Personal Chef Service is cost effective and can actually save you money. How much time is expended and money spent to dine out, pick up food, make trips to the grocery store, or prepare the evening meal? A Personal Chef Service is a cost-efficient alternative.

Meals that help you Achieve Your Health Goals.


A Personal Chef can prepare meals that meet your specific diet needs.  Eating low carb?  Want to lose calories?  Want to gain muscle mass?  Medical dietary restrictions?  A Personal Chef will make a menu you love that meets any of these plans.





What service do we offer?   

Our service is one of  time, convenience, affordablity, and health for you and your family.  We offer both in-home cooking for daily eating and special event / party cooking.

Our in-home cooking for daily eating services provide:

  1. In-Home Consultation.  We meet with you and discuss your specific needs and desires and find a way to meet both.  We will fill out a detailed food questionnaire with you to determine your food preferences and any medical restrictions.  We will provide nutritional consultation to help you meet your body and diet goals.  We can provide wonderfully tasty and satisfying meals that meet any diet guidelines.  This consultation is provided free of charge during our first visit as we decide if our services are a match for your needs.
  2. Schedule Cook Day.  Together we choose a convienient day for us to prepare your customized menu in your kitchen.
  3. Menu Planning.  We design a menu fitting your preferences and budget.  You get final approval of the menu.
  4. Cook!  We do all the shopping, bring all the utensils, prepare and package your meals and clean the kitchen before we leave.  
  5. Eat & Enjoy.   You come home from a hard day at work and are greated by the wonderful aroma of a home cooked meal warm and waiting for you.  More meals from your personal menu (up to two weeks worth) are stored and clearly labeled in your refrigerator and freezer.  Each meal's label has the nutritional information for that meal and easy to follow reheating instructions.
  6. Repeat.   Repeat starting with Step 3.  Easy.

 

 

Aren't You Just A Caterer?

Absolutely NOT!  Read the following:

Top 10 Reasons why a Personal Chef isn’t a caterer:

#10
    We focus on the family weekday dinner - A caterer typically is hired for a special one-time occasion, a holiday, birthday, anniversary, etc.
#9     There are no delivery or gratuity charges - A caterer typically charges a delivery fee for the food and usually expects a monetary tip.
#8      You know where the food is prepared, right in your home - When you "order in" from a caterer, you're not really sure where, how, or even by whom your food has been prepared!
#7      Our overhead is minimal, so your cost is reasonable - By law, when food is prepared for delivery to the customer, it must be prepared in a commercial kitchen.  These are kitchen facilities built to certain specifications, with requirements such as fire suppression, and minimum size.  They also must be periodically inspected by the health department.  The cost to build and operate such a facility is substantial and adds significant overhead expense, which the caterer passes on to you!
#6      Your personal chef develops a relationship with you and knows your individual likes and dislikes – it’s a personalized service - Although you can order specific dishes from a caterer, you typically can't request minor alterations in the recipe. A Personal Chef learns exactly what you like and dislike,  I've changed menus and individual recipes to satisfy the wants and needs of my clients.  This is especially valuable when the client has specific dietary restrictions!
#5      Your personal chef can cook for special dietary needs - Low fat, low carb, high protein, food allergies, whatever your particular dietary restrictions are, a Personal Chef can adapt the recipes to fit.
#4      Only ONE person handles the food and that person is trained in food safety and hygiene - Expanding on #8, you know exactly who will be preparing your food - this is something you usually don't know even when you go to a restaurant.  And that person has been trained in safe food handling, many are even ServSafe certified.
#3      You get several weeks’ of meals with lots to choose from when you're hungry - So if you want Chicken Marsala, and your spouse wants Roast Beef Wellington with Horseradish Sauce, no problem, you each can have your own dish!
#2      Your personal chef develops meals that are delicious and nutritious, but not high in fat - Again, your meals can be completely customized to your particular needs.  The recipe resources available to the Personal Chef are enormous, coupled with their own experience and skill in adapting recipes, result in foods that are high in flavor.  Great tasting food does not have to be bad for you!

And last but not least…

#1
     When you come home to dinner after your personal chef has been cooking in your kitchen, IT SMELLS GREAT! - Do you know how great it smells many times when you walk into a restaurant?  Imagine coming home after a long day having your home filled with the aromas of a full day of cooking by your very own Personal Chef - NOT A CATERER

 

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