Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?
A private chef is employed by one individual or family full time, 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 clients particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them at their leisure in the future.
Do you cook in my kitchen?
Yes, we do prepare your meals in the safety of your own kitchen. On our agreed upon cooking date we bring the fresh ingredients for your meals along with our own pots, pans and utensils, and prepare your entrees on site. At the end of the day we leave your kitchen clean, and full of the aroma of good home cooking!
How long will you be here?
I'll be cooking several different entrees and side dishes from scratch, so it will take several hours. I cannot say exactly how many hours, however I am most willing to work with your schedule or situation, and we can make arrangements in advance so that my cooking date fits into your schedule compatibly.
Do I heat the food?
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. We will be happy to leave you easy to follow heating instructions for each entree.
How much refrigerator and freezer space do you need?
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. Why don't we take a look at your freezer to see just how much room you have available... Efficient storage is one of the reasons we prefer to select the appropriate size, uniform storage containers for our clients.
Can you use my containers?
Once again, uniform size containers take less storage space in your freezer, and we will bring the appropriate containers for the entrees we are preparing each cooking date. If you will save the containers for us that held the entrees you have already enjoyed, we will take those back with us each cooking date, so we will actually be rotating containers in and out of your kitchen regularly.
How long will the food last us?
Depending on how many entrees you order, and how many evenings you eat at home we can determine approximately how long your meals will last. If you travel for business, or entertain in restaurants during the week, or just enjoy eating out on occasion the meals will take you further than if you eat in each night.
How often will we need your service?
I'll be happy to help you determine just how often you will want to schedule Persimmon Personal Chef Service to best serve your needs and budget.