A private chef is employed full time by and individual or household. Usually living in their home and preparing up to three meals per day. A personal chef serves numerous clients, typically one per day. A personal chef provides multiple meals that a re custom designed for their clients' requests and dietary requirements. These meals are packaged and stored in the client's home so the client may enjoy them at his or her convenience.
Individuals who believe in the importance of eating fresh homemade meals at a reasonable price. The reason most people hire a personal chef is because they have particular diets, they want to make healthier choices or they do not have time to cook due to their hectic schedules. Professionals, working families, expecting or new parents, seniors, people with specific diets, people recovering from illness are all great candidates for personal chefs. If you are tired of showing up late at the prepared foods bar, eating fast food, commercial frozen dinners or mediocre take out, a personal chef is a valuable investment for a healthier you.
As your personal chef, your diet is the first order of business. In our first consultation, Chef David or Alvin will review your diet, preferences and dislikes.
Yes. Health department regulations require all meals be prepared in the home of the consumer or a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen. Preparing meals in you home guarantees that you are provided with the highest quality food possible.
This depends on the client. We are happy to shop at your favorite store upon request. Otherwise, we will shop at organic grocery stores and farmer’s markets. This sometimes takes two or three trips to find the ideal ingredients. We strive to only uses the highest quality ingredients that fits within your budget.
No, you do not. In most cases clients are working or running errands while the chef is preparing meals.
Meal service is offered weekly, bi weekly (every other week) or once a month.
Typically a week is preferred. Please contact David or Alvin if services are needed any sooner.
Have your kitchen counters free of clutter, your sink cleared and dishwasher emptied as well as have space in your refrigerator and freezer.
Each plan includes initial consultation which will help determine your needs and preferences, customize menu creation, menu approval, nutrition, dietary recommendations, grocery shopping, in house preparation, packaging, labeling, handling instruction and kitchen clean up .
No. A new menu will be created for you each service. If you prefer the same meal again, that is not a problem. If you are not sure what you would like to eat, take a look at sample menus. .
Pyrex containers are ideal. These glass containers are freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. Not only do these uniform containers keep your food remarkably fresh, but save you space in your fridge and freezer. There is a one-time fee of $50 for these containers and they are yours to keep. Disposable containers are also offered for $15 per service.
Each service is individualized to your needs. Some services consist of all fresh food, some frozen and some a combination of the two. Some dishes do not freeze well and can be discussed when planning your service.
Yes, You will be left with detailed instructions about how to heat your meals. If meals are frozen, simply thaw them in the refrigerator the night before and follow the easy re-heat instructions for your microwave or oven.
That all depends on how many meals you order, but it usually takes up a considerable amount. The uniform Pyrex containers offered are similar in size and shape so they save space, are easy to store and select your meals.
This depends on how many entrees and how many people are being served. Through this formula of entrees and servings we can tell you exactly how many meals you will have and how long they will last.
In terms of shelf life, each meal lasts about five days in a refrigerator (three for fish) and up to two months in the freezer. All meals are clearly labeled and dated for easy selection.
Imprint LLC Personal chef service requires a prepayment for chef services. For personal chef service a $150 grocery payment will be made at least 2 days prior to your service. The deposit can be made by check or debit/credit card. Any remaining amount due is due on or before the cook date by cash, check, or debit/credit card.
For all meals, 48 hours advance notice is required before you cancel your meal service. If you do not cancel within 48 hours, 50% of the grocery deposit will be forfeited.
Absolutely not! You pay for each service individually and can end your service at any time.