Chef Time!

Chef Time!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What I Have To Offer As A Personal Chef

Many people have asked me as to what is a Personal Chef exactly. I have explained to them that it is a new service in the Culinary Industry and that I have been performing this service for quite some time.


What is a Personal Chef Service?
I will take the worry out of cooking for up to 5 nights a week. Each meal is customized to your palate and dietary restrictions and made from the freshest and highest quality seasonal ingredients.
I will learn all your food likes and dislikes, eating and cooking preferences, by sitting down with you and do perform a Personal Assessment, in order to develop your Menu Proposal. Which is essentially a personalized "Menu" from which to choose your weekly dishes. The proposal is updated semi-monthly and cleansed seasonally based on ingredient availability. But there is always a minimum of 40 entrees to choose from for each cookdate. Entrees are generally designed around a protein with two sides and a sauce. It may also include hor d'oeuvres or an appetizer.
Personal Chef Pricing:

  • For Two Days:
2 entrees, 3 servings each: $150 + Groceries
2 entrees, 4 servings each: $170 + Groceries
2 entrees, 5 servings each: $190 + Groceries

  • For Three Days:
3 entrees, 1 serving each: $165 + Groceries
3 entrees, 2 servings each: $195 + Groceries
3 entrees, 3 servings each: $225 + Groceries

  • For Four Days:
4 entrees, 1 serving each: $220 + Groceries
4 entrees, 2 servings each: $260 + Groceries
4 entrees, 3 servings each: $300 + Groceries

  • For Five Days:
5 entrees, 1 serving each: $275 + Groceries
5 entrees, 2 servings each: $325 + Groceries
5 entrees, 3 servings each: $425 + Groceries

A Personal Chef Service: Catering Service


You will receive the personalized treatment and gourmet service that you would expect in a "Fine Dining" Restaurant. With well over thirty years experience in the Culinary Field, I will make your event play out beautifully, personalized to your tastes, all in the comfort of your own home.
My services exclusively provides "Fine Dining" restaurant quality dishes, completely made from scratch, therefore I only cater to smaller, more intimate gatherings. I do however, handle larger parties and is willing to sit down with you to discuss all details of the large event.

  • Cocktail Party for 20:
A cocktail party for 20 guests with a variety (8-10) of seasonal hot and cold hor d'oeuvres.

  • $325 + Groceries: Prepared, packaged and left for you to serve to your guests at your specified location or home.
  • $975 + Groceries: Prepared and served with my waitstaff during a minimum 2 hour party at your specified location or home.



  • Dinner Party Service 8:
An intimate 3 course seated dinner service in the comfort of your own home. Includes waitstaff, coffee/cordial service with Petit Fours served after dinner and a complete cleaning of all servingware. If your event is for a special birthday or anniversary, an individual cake will be provided at no additional charge.

  • Dinner for 8: $675 + Groceries ($100 for each additional guest + groceries).



  • Buffet Service:
Enjoy an elegant 3 course buffet service for larger dinner parties in your home. Includes waitstaff, coffee/cordial service with Petit Fours for after dinner and a complete cleaning of your servingware. If your event is for a special birthday or anniversary, an individual cake can be provided at no extra cost.

  • $65 per guests + Groceries



A Personal Chef Service Cooking Classes



  • One-on-One Private Cooking Class:
Join me in your kitchen (or just watch) as I prepare and discuss the basic and professional techniques of your personally designed 3 course menu.

  • 2 hour class: $250 + groceries



  • Dinner Party Cooking Class:
I will lead a participation class or present a demonstration class a few hours before you would like to have dinner. Your guests can also join in the cooking class as much or as little as they like. The class is followed by either a buffet or sit down service.

  • Cooking class followed by buffet service:
2-6 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $250 + Groceries
7-12 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $500 + Groceries
13-20 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $750 + Groceries

  • Cooking class followed by sit down service:
2-6 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $350 + Groceries, includes server.
7-12 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $650 + Groceries, includes server(s).
13-20 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $900 + Groceries, includes servers.


  • Group Demonstration Cooking Class:
Here I will discuss and demonstrate your personally designed 3 course menu and provide just a taste (1/2) portion) to you and your guests.

  • 2-6 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $150 + Groceries
  • 7-12 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $300 + Groceries, includes server.
  • 13-20 guests: 2 hour class: Pricing starts at $550 + Groceries, includes server(s).



  • Participation Cooking Class:
It's all you! After I discuss the recipes and demonstrate a few key points, you'll take the reins of the class and cook the entire 3 course menu all by yourselves! I will engage with each person, showing the "tricks of the trade", helping mold their knife skills and discuss ingredient knowledge as the class participants prepare a restaurant-styled menu.
Depending on the size of the class, structurally the class can be; Option 1: Divide up the recipes, preparing 1 recipe per group, then join together at the end of the class to enjoy each other's dish together. Option 2: Divide the groups, where each group prepares the entire menu themselves, then re-group at the end of the class to serve the different versions together.

  • 2-6 guests: 3 hour class: Pricing starts at $250 + Groceries
  • 7-12 guests: 3 hour class: Pricing starts at $500 + Groceries
  • 13-20 guests: 3 hour class: Pricing starts at $750 + Groceries

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