Chef Linda is a private chef. What does that mean?
What is a private chef? A private chef works for a single private employer or multiple private employers, that is hired under a yearly contract. A private chef responsible for preparing and cooking meals for them, their families and friends. A private chef is different than a personal chef.
What is a Personal Chef Service? A Personal Chef is someone who comes into your home and prepares healthy, delicious, and nutritious meals based on your personal taste (to hire a personal chef see www.hireachef.com.) They work for anyone not a single and do a lot of dinner parties. They do all the planning, shopping, cooking, packaging, and I even clean the kitchen when I am done. All the meals will be stored in your freezer and refrigerator with clear and concise labels for reheating. You enjoy the convenience of having delicious meals delivered to your home. I do not have a local referal to a personal chef.
How does The Art of Cuisine Private Chef Service work?
Once a contract is drawn up and signed. Chef Linda will schedule delivery dates and times then she will make meals in her commercial kitchen, and then deliver them to your home. You don’t have to worry about someone even having to be in your home when using The Art of Cuisine’s Personal Chef Services. We also do provide in-home cooking for special occasions and come with everything needed to prepare multiple personalized meals in your kitchen. Our meals are Delivery Only unless otherwise arranged.
How are the Meals Delivered?
Your whole order will be delivered all at the same time, in microwave and freezer safe storage containers, that are labeled with reheating instructions.
How much does the Service Cost? Look at our menus they have the rates listed. See Menus How do we determine the cost for each service? The cost depends upon; the number of people to be served, whether they are heavy eaters or light, and any special dietary requirements that need to be addressed. Average meal prices range from as low as $15 to $25 per plate (adult servings). There is a discount for children under 12. My prices include the cost of groceries and disposable food containers. A final cost would be determined once I’ve completed an initial consultation. Weekly Clients or Bi-weekly clients get a discount and additional gifts which could be fresh fruit, deserts, or a free entree as a thank you for ordering each week.
What area do you cover? We serve the greater El Dorado Hills and Folsom area as well as a 15-mile radius outside this area. Service outside these areas will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may include additional $20 charges. Just call me I am very flexible. See Delivery Policy and Map.
Who would use a Private Chef?
What menus do you offer? This is a purely customized service, in which I develop the menus based upon your personal taste and dietary needs. I have thousands of recipes to choose from to ensure you will get a variety of cuisines.
Are the meals frozen?
We delivery fresh meals but most of your meals will be stored in your freezer. Typically, your menu will consist of the first couple of night’s meals to be fresh and eaten within three to five days, and any fish meals to be eaten that night. We ask that the balance of the meals will be stored in your freezer. We provide a printout with each delivery giving proper storage instructions.
Do I have to supply any cookware or containers?
We will provide all the necessary cookware tools and utensils needed to prepare all the meals. The storage containers we use will be supplied and most can go from the freezer to either the oven or microwave.
How does the Interactive Cooking Classes work?
A Culinary Inspirations Cooking Class is a fun and entertaining method of exploring
the world of cooking.
As the coordinator (host/hostess) of the Culinary Inspirations experience, you receive all the tools necessary to host an engaging, educational, and entertaining experience. We provide you with Invitation Postcards to send to your invited guests, Gift Certificate Invitations, Coordinator Guest List (to track your invites), Coordinator Guidelines and Policies, and a Count Down Planner (giving you a timeline of events leading up to the party.) Your Chef Instructor will work closely with you to ensure a successful, enjoyable event.
The Professional Chef:
Your Chef will provide professional instruction including “tricks of the trade” insights, special techniques, and lots of food trivia, all contributing to the thoroughly entertaining atmosphere. Don’t forget the gourmet food. Your chef also handles all of the grocery shopping and equipment requirements, so you can enjoy your Culinary Inspirations experience along with your guests.
Each guest will receive high quality, full color recipe that include all the information they need to recreate the featured recipes in their own kitchens. They will receive a list of the pantry ingredients, fresh groceries, and utensils needed to prepare the selected recipes. Where appropriate, there are “do ahead tips”, recipe variations, and “light versions”. There is also a full color photo of the finished dish, plated in professional style.
We also offer the following services:
Intimate dinners, small event catering, interactive cooking classes, as well as gift certificates.
You will treasure the time-saving service of a Personal Chef who cooks food tailored to you and your family. Best of all, your Personal Chef gives you back one of the most precious commodities - time for yourself. Time to focus on things other than "What's for dinner?"
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