Q. What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?
A. A private chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and is often “living in” and preparing up to 3 meals per day. A Personal Chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom designed for the client’s particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them at their leisure in the future.
Q. Do I heat the food?
A. Yes. Any entrees that have been stored for you in your freezer should be defrosted overnight in your refrigerator, and heated, to be enjoyed at the peak of their flavor. I will always leave you with easy to follow heating instructions for each entree.
Q. How much freezer space do you need?
A. It depends on the number of meals you request, and the sizes of the containers, but it does generally require a considerable amount of refrigerator and/or freezer space. You and I will take a look at your refrigerator and freezer to see just how much room you have available. Efficient storage is one of the reasons I prefer to select the appropriate size, uniform storage containers for my clients.
Q. Can you use my containers?
A. Once again, uniform size containers take less storage space in your freezer, and I will bring the appropriate containers for the entrees I am preparing each cooking date. If there is an entree that would be better suited in your own casserole or baking dish we can arrange that.
Q. Do I pay you ahead of each cooking date?
A. Yes, that is customary to pay for the service in advance of your cooking date. If you like you may leave me a check for the upcoming cooking date on the day I am cooking.
Q. How long will the food last us?
A. Depending on how many entrees you order, and how many evenings you eat at home we can determine approximately how long your meals will last. If you travel for business, or entertain in restaurants during the week, or just enjoy eating out on occasion the meals will take you further than if you eat one each night.
Q. How often will we need your service?
A. I’ll be happy to help you determine just how often you will want to schedule my Personal Chef Service to best serve your needs. I’ll make sure it supports your busy lifestyle without putting any pressure on you.