Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a Personal Chef? Are you a caterer?

A personal chef is a trained individual who comes to your home and prepares meals tailored to your specific needs and desires. This chef plans the menus, shops for the groceries, cooks the meals, labels them with detailed heating instructions, and places them in your refrigerator or freezer. The chef also cleans up the kitchen. When you come home you are greeted by wonderful aromas, a clean kitchen, and a refrigerator and freezer filled with delicious meals.

A personal chef also provides in-home catering for parties, cooking everything in your kitchen and providing service for your guests.

A private chef works exclusively for one client and provides almost all the meals. Many times a private chef is also a ‘live-in’ chef.

A caterer cooks in a commercial kitchen and delivers the food to the clients.

Do you have to cook at my home? Can’t you just deliver the food?

Current health regulations require a personal chef to either prepare the food in the home of the client or in a commercial kitchen. By cooking your food in your home, we offer a one-on-one, personalized service of food prepared just for you.

Do I have to provide containers?

No, but we are happy to recommend containers for you to purchase OR provide containers of the appropriate size for your service. This will be discussed in detail before the first cook day.

Do I have to give you a key to my house?

This is your decision to make. If you opt not to provide a key, we work with you to accommodate your morning schedule.

What do I have to do to prepare my kitchen for you to cook?

The most wonderful thing you can do for a personal chef is to clear your kitchen counters/tables and make sure the sink is empty. That is it.

Must I have all frozen dishes?

The short answer is NO. You can have all fresh dishes or some fresh and some frozen. If you opt for having some of the dishes frozen, we have recipes created specifically to taste as fresh as they day they were created even after being frozen.

How and when do I pay for the service?

For the first service, full payment of the Chef’s Service Fee is required in advance – reimbursement for the groceries will be on the cook day. For subsequent service, simply leave a check on the kitchen counter on the agreed-upon cook date.