It’s all about time. Your time to be exact and how you can have more of it to do the things that are important to you and your family.
Our personal chef service can give you back some of your time while providing delicious meals.
So, what is a personal chef?
Imagine this: you’ve been at work all day, and you’re exhausted. You’re tired and all you want to do is go home, put your feet up and relax for a bit. But, you’ve still got dinner to make. Not hard to imagine, is it? Everyone’s busy, and everyone’s stressed—-no matter what it is that you do for a living.
When you reach that point, the last thing you want to do when you get home is cook. It doesn’t matter if you love cooking; sometimes, you just don’t feel like it. But you’ve still got to eat, right? So, now you break out the takeout menus or spend a chunk of time trolling Yelp. Maybe they already came out while you were at work, so you could place an order before leaving so you could pick it up on your way home after attending your kid’s soccer match. Or maybe you hit a drive-thru instead. What is that mystery meat anyway?
That’s where a personal chef can make your life a lot less hectic. I’m not talking about a private chef, that’s a completely different career. But a lot of people get the two confused, which is why I bring it up.
So what’s the difference between a personal chef and a private chef? A personal chef doesn’t usually live with their clients. A personal chef is also not on-call 24/7. A private chef, by contrast, is always available, no matter what time it is—-which is why a private chef is most often a salaried member of your household, and usually seen as a bit of a luxury. So what is a personal chef, then?
Think of a personal chef as being similar to a personal trainer. Usually, both work with several clients on an appointment-only basis, designing highly personalized plans for their clients. This might include any special dietary needs or restrictions a client might have, food allergies, food preferences—-anything you can think of, a good personal chef can do for you. Now, I won’t lie to you: it’s not going to cost the same as going through your typical drive-thru. But, when you factor in what you’re spending on takeout, restaurant visits (and tips), and whatever groceries you’re buying that end up either going unused or (in the worst case) going rotten, a good personal chef will actually save you money in the long run. Why? Because they’ll be making food you’ll want to eat, and let’s face it: all the good intentions in the world can’t make you want to eat something. And very simply, the less you waste, the more you save.
I hired Chef Tim for a cooking class for me and my husband. We chose some elaborate recipes for class that took lots of prep, baking and chilling time, but Tim was so patient and led us through the preparation so we could learn, though he could have done things faster himself. He taught us some basic knife skills and gave us tips about testing food for doneness and choosing specific ingredients. As fans of cooking reality shows, we were entertained by his anecdotes of the behind the scenes world of chefs and restaurants. Such an enjoyable and memorable and tasty event–hiring Professor/Chef Tim for a cooking class: We highly recommend it!”
Sarah and Ed, Wake Forest, Cooking Class
Excellent service, prompt, polite…first experience and a great one!
This was by far, the best surprise gift I have ever given my husband. The food was amazing, the quality of service was outstanding and the experience was truly unforgettable. Chef Tim and I Have a Chef are at the top of our list for future events!!!
Tim, thank you for the delicious meals for our family this month. It has been so helpful for us to have wonderful home cooked meals tailored to our families taste cooked right in our own kitchen. All of us, children included, have enjoyed the nutritious meals!
Chef Tim is very pleasant and professional. He even listed the nutritional information for each of my meals to help me with a restricted diet. I enjoyed both him and his food very much.
Phenomenal experience. Very professional and he knows his stuff. He took the time out at the consultation to understand our family’s time constraints and meal/diet needs and then put together a fantastic menu with old favorites and a few new goodies. The first time he came to cook for us, I fed the kids his lentil soup and even the picky little eaters were asking for seconds!
Thanks Chef Tim!
We had a great time. Tim brought a great menu, was laid back and flexible. He stayed focused as we got rowdy. He somehow guided us to get a great meal on the table. We’re still talking and laughing about what a fun evening we had. Many thanks to Tim. We highly recommend this activity!
Tim cooked for us at our home in January, 2015. The menu was wonderful and our family enjoyed every meal. Tim was on-time and very professional. I recommend Tim for those looking for a home chef.