I will first meet with you for a free, no-obligation client assessment. We will discuss your food preferences, allergies, and special nutritional or dietary needs. Together, we will decide on a cooking schedule. I will then use this information to design your own personal menu, which you will have the opportunity to look over and make changes I create my menus based on your needs, choosing foods that are seasonal and available, and therefore are subject to change depending on market availability
2. What happens on your cooking day?
I will begin the work day by shopping for the freshest ingredients. I then arrive at your home with the food and special equipment, if needed. Alternatively, we can have FreshDirect deliver the raw ingredients straight to your door before I arrive. I will cook the meals as planned, packaging them in containers and leaving them in your fridge or freezer, along with simple heating directions. I will then clean your kitchen, including all dishes and equipment.
3. Who needs a personal chef?
Anyone who has more than they can handle, juggling careers, family, and other matters that take up so much of your time. Usually, this results in dining out, ordering in, or heating up prepared foods that can be laden with preservatives. Even after planning and shopping for nutritious meals, often times the food gets thrown out anyways, because of lack of time and energy at the end of your work day. When you take all of these factors into account, Gourmet Diva personal chef services is a good value.
Other reasons might include: new parents, retirees, single parents, or those with special dietary needs. Whatever the reason, I want to help you spend your quality time where you are most needed, while still being able to arrange for healthy meals
4. Do I need to be home while my meals are being prepared?
No. The majority of clients are not. Some clients are home, and that is fine as long as interruptions are kept to a minimum to ensure I can complete my tasks in a safe, and timely manner.
5. How long is a typical cook day?
It varies, but typically about four to six hours.
6. What type of dishes do you prepare?
We can prepare any type of cuisines, regional or national, local or international, etc., etc. – we are sure you get the picture! Go ahead and challenge us. Our only restriction is finding the best ingredients available on your cook date.
But then again – if we know your selection sufficiently far in advance (7 days or more), we'll order hard-to-find ingredients online and have them shipped to your home to arrive on (or the day prior to) your cook date for use in your dishes.