How does the Personal Chef service work?

My goal as your personal chef is to prepare meals that are the best you’ve ever tasted! Together, we will meet to determine what your food preferences and dietary restrictions are, and how often you will require my services. Once I learn about your likes and dislikes I will use the information you have provided me to create a menu tailored exactly to your needs. You are encouraged to choose menu items from my website, provide me with recipes of your own, or submit a combination of the two. As the saying goes, “The world is your oyster”!

What is the difference between a personal chef and a private chef?

A personal chef generally cooks for different clients in the client’s home. A personal chef may cook for more than one client a day. A private chef usually works for one family or individual on a full-time basis, and may actually live with the family or individual and may be responsible for preparing up to three meals a day.

Where will you be preparing the meals?

I will arrive at your home on the agreed upon date after shopping for your event. You don’t necessarily have to be home in order for me to prepare your menu, as long as we make the appropriate arrangements ahead of time. I will prepare your meals in your kitchen and leave it sparkling clean. I will also package your food and label it with heating instructions and store it in your refrigerator or freezer. If you would prefer me to stay and serve your meal(s) a la minute, I would be happy to do so.

What equipment will I need for you to cook in my kitchen?

I will bring my own knives, utensils, pots and pans, and any other specialty equipment I may need to prepare your meal. If possible, I would like to see your kitchen or have a brief description of it prior to your event so that I am familiar with my work area.

How long will you be cooking for?

In the event you would like meals prepared for several days, I will be cooking different items from scratch and may be working for a number of hours. Obviously, the hours necessary are dictated by the degree of sophistication of your chosen menu. If you request that I stay for the entire evening’s dinner service in the case of a romantic dinner for two or a larger party, it is difficult for me to say the exact number of hours. One of my most important goals as your personal chef is to make your evening as carefree as possible, and I am more than willing to work around any schedule you might request.

Will you prepare meals for my small children?

Absolutely, it would be my pleasure.

How much does the personal chef service cost?

My current rate is $70 per hour, with a minimum of three hours. This includes all of the components of operating a professional personal chef service: shopping, planning, menu development, prepping, and cleanup time. For clients who choose to employ my services on a weekly or monthly basis, please contact me to discuss other options. Upon agreeing on a menu, I will supply you with an hourly and grocery cost estimate. The final bill will reflect any necessary adjustments. Travel expenses are extra.

When do I pay?

I will bill you on the night of your event, and would appreciate payment within one week. If you have enjoyed my services, tips are always appreciated!

For any other questions please call me at 802.999.7416 or email me. I look forward to meeting with you!

Adam Mosher - Personal Chef
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