Personal Chef Services

Sit back, relax, and leave all the cooking to me!

It is my goal to bring each and every single one of my clients a memorable and enjoyable experience through my food and service.  I pride myself in using fresh and simple ingredients, including ethically raised meats, fresh seafood, and organic and seasonal ingredients (when available).

As a personal chef, I’ll help you remove some of the stress of having an event or gathering; you can enjoy visiting and entertaining your guests while I take care of all of the food (from the grocery shopping to the clean-up).  I can create a customized and personal menu especially tailored to you and your guests’ specific needs, prepared in the comfort of your own home.

For Your Special Event

Some examples of events perfectly fitted for having a personal chef are:

  • Gatherings
  • A romantic dinner for two
  • Cocktail party
  • Parties for the “big game”
  • Family reunions
  • Holiday parties
  • Ladies night in
  • Bachelor/Bachelorette parties
  • Retreats: Business, Spiritual, Yoga, etc.
  • As a gift for a loved one or friend

Every Menu is Unique

My experience and level of expertise is quite varied, so I am able to fit most needs for cuisine style.  Some of the types of food I specialize in are:

  • American Cuisine: Californian, Southern, Classic
  • Grilling
  • Mexican
  • Asian
  • Fine Dining
  • Casual
  • Hors d’Oeuvres/Appetizers
  • Vegetarian/Vegan
  • Health Conscious

Special Needs

I am also happy to cater any menu (or portion thereof) to any special needs required:

  • Gluten-free
  • Paleo
  • Allergies

Availability

I am available for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, as well as all holidays and multiple days at a time.  I can accommodate groups up to 15, but can accommodate more depending on the menu.  Availability is based on a first come, first served basis, and can book several months in advance.  I am also available on short notice, as long as I don’t have any prior events booked.

Areas Available

I am available for a wide range of areas throughout the Tahoe region:

  • Lake Tahoe Basin
  • Truckee/Donner
  • Reno
  • Carson City
  • Gardnerville
  • Minden
  • Topaz
  • Dayton

I am also available to travel “off the hill” from Sacramento to the Bay Area, with an additional fee for travel time and accommodations expenses.

Pricing Structure

The pricing structure is based on a few items:

  • The size of the group being served
  • The menu (number of courses, level of complexity, etc.)
  • Whether the meal is being served individually plated or buffet style/family style
  • The amount of time I am needed

After we have discussed the above items, and I have put a menu together to your liking, I will give you an estimate for the event.  For payment, half of the estimate is due up front, and the balance is due on the day of the event.  In the event of a cancellation, notice must be given 14 days prior to your event, to receive a full refund.  Deposits for cancellations given without proper 14 day notice period, are non-refundable. Deposits for canceled holiday reservations are non-refundable.

 

Please feel free to call me or use the contact form below so we may discuss your upcoming event and how I can create a personalized menu to fit your specific needs.  If you don’t see a specific event type or food style listed above, please feel free to reach out as I’m sure I will be able to accommodate most any needs desired.