A personal chef service is an excellent way to save you time! You can easily replace the 8-10 hours a week that you would normally spend planning, shopping, cooking and eating out. You will have more time for family, fitness goals, hobbies and relaxation. We are an affordable, healthy and tasty alternative to fast food that you will enjoy in the comfort of your own home.

A personal chef is someone with a passion for food, who comes to your home to share that passion with you and your family. After meeting with you, we’ll design a menu to your specific dietary needs and preferences. On your scheduled cook day we will do the shopping, cook in your kitchen with our utensils, package each meal and label them with heating instructions. We even clean up our mess!

In the news:

From The Nibble (www.thenibble.com)
Gourmet News & Views
October 2006

“Personal Chefs—The Growing Field. If you want to eat healthier at home—or just eat better in general—how about retaining a personal chef? That’s what Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis was when she was tapped for her first on-air cooking show tryout. The personal chef industry is a relatively young one but rapidly growing. It is a separate career from a restaurant chef and has its own trade association, the United States Personal Chef Association, which says that the $100 million industry is expected to grow to about $150 million in five years. Many personal chefs leave jobs in restaurants as well as non-food jobs pursue their love of cooking and working for themselves. While the rich and famous have full-time chefs, most personal chefs have many private clients. The chefs generally prepare food on their own premises and then deliver it to the clients, who are not limited to high-earners. Busy working families are hiring personal chefs as their disposable income grows. Often, the expense is no more than costly take-out food or eating out several nights a week. Yet the food is much healthier, the temptations to order “bad” things from the menu are avoided, and personal chefs can tailor meals that cater to clients’ specific dietary needs—low fat, sugar free, nut-free, et al. Many personal chefs can prepare five delicious dinners, four servings for about $375, or $75 a dinner. Some families spend close to that on food, tax and tips for more ordinary fare. Meals are put in the client’s freezer, ready to pop into the oven. You can find a personal chef at The United States Personal Chef Association, HireAChef.com.”

Taking Cooking to a Personal Level
September 8, 2006
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
by Rebecca Roussell

“The personal chef industry is a relatively young one and is separate from restaurants. It even has a trade association, the United States Personal Chef Association, which says it's a $290 million industry today that is expected to grow to about $500 million over five years. Many personal chefs leave jobs in restaurants -- or even non-food jobs -- to pursue their love of cooking by working for themselves, in someone else's kitchen.”

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Come Home To Your Own Chef
For busy families, it's worth it to let a pro do the cooking
April 18, 2005
Business Week Online
by Jane Black

“In the weeks leading up to Apr. 15, San Diego tax adviser Tina Huston simply doesn't have time to cook. “It's difficult enough working 40 hours a week and preparing dinner each night. It is impossible working 60 hours a week during tax season,” she says.”

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