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We will set up a time where we come to your home for a consultation interview. At this time we will discuss your culinary preferences, address any food allergies or dietary needs, and tour your kitchen and how it is equipped, as well as conduct an inventory. This interview also allows us to get acquainted with each other and provides me with the information I need to customize your personalized menus. I will answer any questions about the personal chef cost.

On your cook date, we will shop for the freshest ingredients, arrive at your house at an agreed upon time and prepare your heatable menu selections in the safety of your own kitchen, using your own cooking equipment.   We’ll then package, label and store your heatable menu selections in your refrigerator or freezer with heating instructions for you to enjoy at your leisure and leave your kitchen spotlessly clean.  Once a week or every other week service may be your preference, or having a freezer filled with just entrees may provide you flexibility at mealtime over the course of two to four weeks and may be your solution for your family dinner needs.

DELISHES DISHES   will allow you to enjoy your evening relaxing and dining on your freshly prepared gourmet meal.

Your meals can be packaged individually or family style.  They will be stored in freezable, microwave containers or Pyrex containers, ready for your oven.  Some meals will be stored in the refrigerator while others will go in the freezer for a later date.

Yes, because of health department regulations, food must be prepared in the safety of your own kitchen or in a commercially certified kitchen. The Chef will use your counter space, stove, refrigerator and sink. We will bring everything else and leave you appetizing food.
No, you don’t – we will work out the specifics. Cooking can take two or more hours, depending on the selection and the amount of food you have chosen.  We can schedule your cook date when you are home, or on the weekends. We are very flexible.
Sure, but please understand that preparing multiple entrées and side dishes takes considerable concentration. While I’m happy to answer the occasional question, I cannot conduct a cooking class while I’m performing your service.
That’s a private chef. Private chefs usually cook for only one client. Personal chefs have several clients.
We will be happy to prepare any recipe you want.  We prefer to test recipes before cooking them for clients, so special requests should be made in advance.
That depends on the service option chosen.  Two to four fresh-cooked meals may last three to four days stored in your refrigerator.  Any longer than that, may require freezing.   Remember, an in-home chef service can be customized to suit your tastes, lifestyle and choices.
Typically all meals can last several months in your freezer. We have found that our clients consume all their meals within one or two weeks.
You are not committed to any length of service. We are happy to accommodate your needs. Clients who commit by signing a service agreement get first consideration in scheduling.
Unfortunately, our busy schedule does not usually allow for us to provide samples.
A caterer usually prepares food off-site and delivers it to the location of your function. We are happy to provide in-home and on-site catering. We’ll shop for the ingredients and prepare your selections in your kitchen or in a space with a kitchen. However, we do not cook from a commercial kitchen, so your food must be prepared on site.
Yes, we can arrange rentals for any additional necessities like glassware, linens, tents, tables and chairs. For buffet style dinners, we can provide chafing dishes, serving stations and platters for a moderate fee. We will help in any way we can.
DELISHES DISHES is fully insured and hold safe food handling Certification.
Delishes Dishes  is professionally affiliated with the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and continues to educate ourselves on new trends in the industry through various networking opportunities such as conferences, forums, chats and classes. We also have access to new and innovative recipes that have been tested by fellow Personal Chefs and their clients.
– If you have a favorite market, we will shop there!  We shop at local grocers and can shop for any specialty items you may request.  We are very flexible.
Call to schedule your complimentary consultation.  We will go over your needs and preferences.  Once you have approved a menu based on the consultation, set a date and relax!