1. Who Uses a Personal Chef Service?
Personal chef services are used by anyone who values excellent food prepared in their kitchen. Busy working families, stay at home mothers, single people, empty nesters and older individuals are a big part of our clientele.
2. Is it expensive to use a Personal Chef?
No, it isn’t. Entrees4U’s entrée only package (not including food cost) starts at $150 for 4 entrees (each serving between 4-6 people). This includes the time it takes to grocery shop. Average food cost for 4 entrees is $75-$125. Average food cost for 4 entrees/4 sides is $100-$150.
3. Do you grocery shop for me or do I shop myself?
We do all of the shopping for you and only buy the items you need for our recipes. This way, we are sure to have the freshest food and the correct quantities for our recipes. We charge you only what we spend at the grocery store and provide you a receipt. Anything that is left over after our meal preparation, is yours to keep either to use when we leave or for us to use next time. We will check with you before we shop the next time to see what staples you still have and do not need us to re-purchase.
4. How much food do I need to order and can it be split into smaller portions?
Entrees4U offers 2 packages:
- 4 Family Size Entrees: $150 plus food cost
These entrees can be packaged into 6 individual meals, with easy to understand cooking instructions ready to be cooked fresh or frozen, thawed and cooked.
- 4 Family Size Entrees and 4 Side Dishes: $250 plus food cost
This option gives you complete meals. Each entree and side can be packaged into 6 individual containers, with easy to understand cooking instructions ready to be cooked fresh or frozen, thawed and cooked. Our menu offers a wide variety of entrees and sides from which to choose.
5. Do I need to have special pots, pans and utensils?
No, Entrees4U brings all of our own pots, pans and utensils with us and all we need from you is clean countertops, refrigerator, freezer, oven and stove. We clean as we go, so when we leave, the only way you know we are there, is by the food in your refrigerator and freezer.
6. How are the meals packaged?
All of our meals are packaged in disposable containers, provided by Entrees4U. They are labeled with clear, concise cooking instructions and are ready to be cooked fresh (over the following 48 hours) or frozen, thawed and cooked whenever you would like.
7. How long will Entrees4U be in my kitchen?
Entrees4U spends approximately 2 -4 hours in the kitchen to prepare 4 home cooked entrees. An additional 1-2 hours are necessary to prepare the sides.
8. Is Entrees4U bonded and insured?
Yes we are. So you can feel comfortable leaving us alone if you need to be at work or out running errands.
9. Can food allergies be accommodated?
Gluten free entrees are listed on a separate page on our website. We can adjust spices for you. Since we are working in your kitchen, if you have food sensitivities and your kitchen does not have those foods, we can be sure that our utensils are properly cleaned so we will not contaminate the foods.
10. Can Entrees4U be used for entertaining?
Of course. If you are having visiting guests or a dinner party, Entrees4U can work with you to have plenty of food in your fridge/freezer for all of your needs.
11. How far in advance should home cooking sessions be booked?
Call as soon as you know that you want Erin to prepare meals in your kitchen. She will accommodate your schedule as best she can.
12. What is Entrees4U’s cancellation process?
If you must cancel your session, 36 hours notice is required. If you do not give 36 hours notice, you will be billed for any groceries that have been purchased for your meals.