Frequently Asked Questions

Feel free to read through the most frequently asked questions about my home chef services. For more details and to discuss your dietary needs further please contact me.

How much does it cost to have a private chef ?

Your private chef  package includes:

  • 16 plus main meals with a choice of 4 different selections.
  • e.g. lamb,beef, chicken,vegetarian,or whatever you choose.
  • A large salad of your choice (serves 4)

Prices start from:

  • $495.00
  • Meals include all ingredients, shopping, menu planning, cooking and kitchen clean up

How long will the food last?

The package of 16 plus  serves and 4 serves of a side dish  would typically feed a family of 4 for 1 week. This obviously depends on the amount of meals you eat at home or prepare yourself.

My service is available on a weekly, fortnightly, 3 weekly or monthly basis. Just let me know what works for you.

Do you prepare gluten free meals?

Yes, gluten free and vegetarian meals are a specialty. I have many clients with dietary requirements and a large selection of gluten free recipes to suit all tastes.

Do I need a big kitchen?

No, you just need a stove top and an oven in good working order.

Do I need to be home?

No you do not need to be there. Most of my clients are at work or busy with their daily activities. I can make mutual arrangements to access your home.

How often do you come?

Weekly, fortnightly, 3 weekly, monthly, a one-off visit. It is really up to you.

How long does it take?

One session usually takes approx. from 3 to 4 hours from shopping to clean up.

Do you use organic produce in your cooking?

Yes I can purchase all organic produce if this is your preference. I always select the best market fresh produce of the season for my cooking.

We discuss all your preferences in the initial free consultation.

What type of people do you have as clients?

I service families, couples, people who are recuperating from illness or injury. I cook for anyone who is busy and needs a bit of help with healthy meal preparation.

Is the food really healthier?

I use the freshest seasonal market ingredients and meals are cooked from scratch, which eliminates a great deal of salt, fat and preservatives, which are generally found in prepared and restaurant meals.

Do I need to provide any kitchen equipment?

No, I will bring my own basic equipment. I will assess your kitchen equipment as part of the personal consultation.

Does it cost extra to have a vegetarian and meat option for my meals?

No extra cost unless you prefer organic ingredients or more ingredients

Do you need to know what’s in my pantry?

We bring all our own quality oil and spices,unless you have a preference to use yours.

How much notice do you need?

I generally need 7 days’ notice minimum.

Do you prepare child friendly options?

Yes, all of my meals are healthy and family friendly. I design custom meals to suit each family and their tastes.

What locations do you service?

I service anywhere within 10kms from the Melbourne CBD. Other areas are negotiable.

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