Personal Chef Services
Why Hire a Personal Chef?
- It saves you precious time on meal planning, lists, shopping, meal prep, and clean-up. That can potentially add up to 10-12 hours to your week! What will you do with your new-found free time?
- It removes unhealthy restaurant food, frozen meals, drive thru and take-out meals from your diet. You will have the confidence knowing you are eating healthy, homemade and fresh meals made with quality ingredients.
- You don’t have time to cook.
- You are having trouble sticking to your diet and don’t have time for the planning, shopping and preparation of meals.
- You’re a senior, single person, or family that doesn’t have the time or interest to cook.
- You have physical limitations or very specific and tedious dietary restrictions
What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?
A private chef is employed by an individual or family full-time. A personal chef serves several clients, usually one per day.
We’ll start with a consultation to discuss your taste preferences, dietary requirements and health goals. We will also talk about food storage containers. My preference is glass oven/freezer/microwave safe containers that stack perfectly in your refrigerator. I will also have the opportunity to assess your kitchen setup and equipment. From there we can schedule our first cook day and I will put together our first meal plan for your review.
Pricing depends on your specific needs: how often I cook and the complexity of your meal plan. The service is completely customized and I’m happy to put something together that suits your particular needs and budget.
The best way to figure out what your cost may be is to discuss your requirements over the phone or in person, and from there I can give you a quote. Hourly rates begin at $65 or more, depending on the complexity of your meal plan plus the cost of groceries. The service time begins at the time I arrive at your home and concludes when I leave.
The hourly rate includes:
- Initial consultation
- Customized menu planning
- Grocery shopping
- Printed menu and heating instructions
- Meal preparation in your home
- Packaging, labeling and storage of your meals
- Clean kitchen at the end of service