QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT MY PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE

WHAT DOES A PERSONAL CHEF DO?

MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE

 The first step is your initial consultation and Nutritional Assessment. Together we plan the menu according to your tastes preferences and dietary needs.. All meals are prepared off-site and delivered the same day.  The meals are packaged for storage in the refrigerator or freezer according to your instructions.

WHAT KINDS OF FOOD CAN YOU PREPARE?
I am skilled in many cuisines. My specialties are Mediterranean and Asian. The variety of recipes available are endless. I am able to create any dish that you may desire.

My focus is on nutritional balance and ingredient quality.  Seasonal produce, fresh herbs & spices, lean cuts of meat, these all add up to flavorful and healthy food.  Most of my recipes would be considered low-fat, low cholesterol meals.

I am also familiar with Atkins, Weight Watchers,  and South Beach Diets, and can prepare meals according to their guidelines.

HOW OFTEN WOULD YOU BE COOKING FOR US?
You can schedule your cook days on a weekly, bi-weekly, or on an as-needed basis.  All meals are prepared and delivered on the scheduled cook day.

WHAT BACKGROUND DO YOU HAVE IN FOOD SERVICE?
As mentioned in my profile, I am a graduate of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, with graduate courses in nutrition from the Culinary Institute of America, St. Helena, CA. I have 5 years experience in Corporate Food Service Management, and began my Personal Chef Service, DINNER BY DESIGN in 1998. Combined, I have over 20 years experience as a Chef.

I am also Serve Safe Certified for food safety and handling.

WHAT ARE THE RATES, AND HOW AM I BILLED FOR YOUR SERVICE?
For the weekly meal preparation service, there is a 4 meal minimum order (each meal has 4 adult servings).  The cost is $375, which includes the cost of ingredients, packaging, and delivery.  Additional 4 serving meals are $90.

Payment is due in full upon receipt.
I accept PayPal payments (PayPal fees applied), personal checks, or cash. 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Chef Michael Taravella

michael@dinnerbydesign.biz
(831) 531-2020


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