The great thing about a personal chef service is that it is personal. I take pride in meeting and interviewing all my clients. I work with you to learn your tastes and preferences before custom designing your menus
The first step is a no-obligation consultation and assessment in the comfort of your home. What do you like to eat? What don’t you like? Do you have any allergies? Are you trying to follow a special diet? I learn as much as I can about your culinary needs — and get acquainted with your kitchen. If you decide to give Comfort Food a go, you decide how many meals you want and how often.
The next step is to plan the meals. No two palates are alike — I draw up suggestions based on your tastes and dietary requirements. Menu design is kept fresh and seasonal — there’s no rigid formula. Do you have a favorite dish mom used to make? I can prepare it. A favorite recipe? I’m happy to adapt it. With your approval, we set a cook date and prepare grocery and equipment lists. And after each set of meals, we review the menus and hone in on the dishes that made you happiest.
Shopping & Cooking
On the agreed-upon cook day, I shop for the freshest, highest-quality ingredients and prepare the meals. The preparation takes anywhere from 4 to 6 hours, depending on the number and types of meals. At the end of the day, your meals are packaged, and your refrigerator is stocked with freshly-cooked dishes for you to heat and eat at your convenience. All items are labeled with ingredient lists and simple heating instructions.
You get to come home to a fridge full of freshly-cooked food and a tidy kitchen. You’re ready to enjoy a variety of delicious meals in your home without touching a pan or setting foot in a store.
The best cooking starts with the freshest ingredients. On your scheduled cooking day, I shop for all the groceries needed for the meals on your menu.
For many clients, going to the market is a chore. For me, it’s a culinary adventure — an opportunity to see what’s fresh and to interact with butchers, growers, and produce stockers. Shopping in a chef’s coat, the butchers give me the meatiest cuts, the growers tell me what’s just been picked, and the stockers point to the tastiest fruits and vegetables — or bring it out if it’s not on the floor.
Got Milk? Need a gallon of milk or other essentials from the store? Just let me know one day before your cook date — I’ll pick up those items when I shop for your meals. There is no charge other than the purchase price of the items.