1. What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?
A Private Chef is employed by one person or family, full time and prepares all their
meals, often "living in". A Personal Chef has several clients, usually serving one client a
day and prepares multiple meals that are custom designed for that client. These meals
are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them as needed.
2. Do you cook in my kitchen?
Yes, the meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen as the Health Department
regulations require. Because the meals are stored immediatley after preparation they
are the freshest meals possible.
3. What do I need to have in my kitchen?
All that is required is a clean kitchen with a cook top, oven, sink, counter space to work,
and refrigerator and freezer space to store the completed meals. A microwave is nice but not required. We can use your pot and pans or bring all my own. We have a full set of pots, pans, cooking utensils, and cleaning supplies. At the end of the day your kitchen
will be left clean with the aroma of home cooking. Your meals will be ready to heat and
4. Do I need to be home?
No you do not need to be home. Many clients are not home during a cook session. A
cook session takes anywhere between 3-6 hours depending on the menu selections, side dishes, and the amount of food being prepared.
5. How is the food stored?
The meals can be packaged family style, or in single or double portions depending on
your needs. Packaging can be either disposable or reusable and that will be decided at
your initial consultation. All packages will include complete directions for reheating and
6. Can I afford a Personal Chef?
Absolutely! Most clients find the cost of a personal chef to be about the same as the cost of their groceries, take out, and restaurant meals. Then consider the time you will save without all the grocery shopping, running for take out, and waiting for service and food at restaurants. Now add the benefit of having a variety of healthy meals prepared to your individual needs and preferences. If you eat out often, this service may not only
save you money and time, but provide you with health benefits too. Aren't you worth
7. Can you follow my special diet?
YES. We have Registered Dietitians with experience in special diets in both the hospital
and long term care settings. We can customize your meals to follow most diets and
allergy issues. All menus are planned or reviewed by a Registered Dietitian. We also provide counseling on your special diet and can even provide a pantry assessment.
8. How do I get started?
Contact me and we will schedule a time for your FREE consultation. During this
meeting we will discuss your dietary needs, meal plan options, and food preferences.
9. What areas do you serve?
We travel throughout Northern Virginia, DC, and the western Maryland suburbs of DC (Bethesda and vicinity).
Contact me to discuss any specific questions.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-209-3919