What I do
I cook for clients, in their homes. Typically I cook for a client once or twice a week, preparing a fridge full of meals to get them through the busy week ahead. I focus on healthy cuisine that supports the client's goals...whether you're managing a chronic condition like diabetes or heart disease, looking to lose weight, or increase athletic performance, food plays an essential part.
My weekly meal service focuses on simple, healthy meals. Each menu is customized to fit the client's individual needs. The service includes grocery shopping, packaging of food, and kitchen sanitation. Reheat instructions arrive in your inbox later that same day.
- What's the difference between a private chef and a personal chef?
A private chef is typically employed by a single family, and prepares meals for their client on a daily basis. Often the chef will live with the family. A personal chef serves several different clients, cooking in their homes only a few days a week and storing meals in the fridge and freezer for later consumption. For this reason, a personal chef is a more affordable way to enjoy the benfits of an in-home chef.
- Do I have to be home while you cook?
No, alternate arrangements can be made on a case by case basis. It is certainly possible for me to cook while you are at work, out running errands, etc.
- Do you use organic, local, and sesaonal food in your cooking?
In an ideal world, each dish I prepare would be made entirely of organic, local, and seasonal products. In reality, this can be expensive and limiting. I strive to use organic animal products whenever possible for the health benefits and superior quality. I buy organic produce whenever budget permits, and use local/seasonal produce as available.
- What if I'm allergic to wheat, nuts, dairy, etc...?
Cooking for special diets is my specialty. Because my menus emphasize overall health, many of my favorite dishes to prepare are naturally gluten free and light on dairy. I am happy to create a menu for you that eliminates any other potential allergens.
- What other services do you provide?
In addition to my weekly meal service, I provide one-on-one or small group cooking classes. I'm also happy to cook for dinner parties and date nights. I also provide meal plans for those looking to get healthier, lose weight, and increase performance.
All services are provided at an hourly rate. For further information about pricing and meal plans, please inquire.