Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?

A Private Chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and is often "living in", and preparing up to 3 meals per day.

A Personal Chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom designed for the clients particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them at their leisure in the future.


Do you cook in my kitchen?

Yes, meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen. On our agreed upon cooking date, we bring the fresh ingredients for your meals along with our pots, pans and utensils, and prepare your entrees on site. At the end of the day we leave your kitchen clean, and full of the aroma of good home cooking!


How long will you be here?

I'll be cooking several different entrees and side dishes from scratch, so it will take several hours. I cannot say exactly how many hours, however I am most willing to work with your schedule or situation, and we can make arrangements in advance so that my cooking date fits into your schedule.


Do I heat the food?

Yes, all meals are frozen except what you're eating over the next 24 hours. The food should be defrosted overnight in your refrigerator and heated to be enjoyed at the peak or flavor. You'll receive easy to follow heating instructions for each entree and side dish.


How much freezer space do you need?

We take a look at your freezer to determine how much space is needed. The containers have been chosen for their uniformity and to maximize the storage space in your freezer.


What's type of side dishes do you prepare?

I offer side dishes that compliment the entrees you select. You can choose from a large variety of enticing and delicious vegetables and starches.


What if I want you to prepare additional side dishes as well?

I'll be happy to provide that service for you, however, it will entail an additional fee.


Do I pay ahead of each cooking date?

Payment in full is required in advance. A grocery deposit is required at the same time. I would prefer payment with Paypal (it's simple to do). If this option is not convenient, payment by check must be received 7 days prior to the cook date.


How long will the food last us?

Depending how many entrees you order, and how many evenings you eat at home, we can determine approximately how long your meals will last. If you travel for business, or entertain in restaurants during the week, or just enjoy eating out on occasion, the meals will take you farther than if you eat in every night.


How often will we need your service?
I'll be be happy to help you determine just how often you will want to schedule my Personal Chef Service to best serve your needs. We'll make sure it supports your busy lifestyle without putting any pressure on you.


Can I order half of the regular service?
I wish I could make that available to you, but the service doesn't work that way. For this to be a profitable business for me, it takes the same amount of planning, shopping, and preparation time to cook 10 portions of food as it does for 20 portions of food.


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