Frequently Asked Questions

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 you cook in my kitchen?

A: Yes, generally meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen, although some personal chefs are moving to licensed kitchens and delivery service. Normally, on the agreed upon cooking date the Personal Chef will bring the fresh ingredients for your meals along with their own pots, pans and utensils, and prepare your entrees on site. At the end of the day the chef will leave your kitchen clean and full of the aroma of good home cooking!


Q: How long will you be here?

A: The chef will likely be cooking several different entrees and side dishes from scratch, so it will probably take several hours. However, your personal chef will typically be most willing to work with your schedule or situation, and make arrangements in advance so that the cooking date fits into your schedule compatibly.

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. Your Personal Chef 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 freezer space. You and your chef should take a look at your freezer to see just how much room you have available. Efficient storage is one of the reasons Personal Chefs prefer to select the appropriate size, uniform storage containers for their clients.

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