Tell us about your business!
The Family Chef LLC is an in-home Personal Chef company. My name is Rachael and I’m the head chef and I do have another personal chef working for the company and will be bringing on another chef very soon. After consulting with our clients, we write a weekly menu, grocery shop, and come to your home to prepare your meals. We offer a half day, or full day of in-home weekly meal preparation. This translates into a minimum of 3 dinners, or any combination of dinners, packed lunches, breakfast protein muffins, granola bars, healthy snacks, homemade hummus, cut up veggies, and so on. We also offer multiple days of in-home service for an individual client if desired. Our goal is to bring nutritious meals to your table, with no mess and no stress, to save you time to focus on other important things for your family. The meals are ready, with no cooking involved. When you’re ready to eat, you just pop them in the microwave and, Voilà! Dinner’s ready!
What inspired you to start your own business?
I grew up in a family of 10 and always had a passion for cooking. Therefore, I was The Family Chef from childhood. Being a Personal Chef had always been my dream, but I realized that I needed to take the necessary time to develop my skills, knowledge, experience, and taste. After graduating culinary school at The Midwest Culinary Institute, I worked for 8 years in fine dining restaurants, catering services, and in Five Star hotel resorts, in Courchevel, France, Marbella, Spain, and Florence, Italy. When I returned home in 2019, I felt I was ready to launch my dream business, The Family Chef LLC.
What is your favorite food/cuisine to cook?
As a culinary artist, I enjoy creating new dishes from around the world. I especially enjoy taking a recipe and adapting it to give it my own flair. Because of my experiences in Europe, I love Italian cuisine. I have a passion for using fresh seasonal produce in my menus. I enjoy creating a visual work of art as the final presentation as much as I enjoy preparing delicious entrees.
What are your services?
One of the advantages of The Family Chef LLC, is that we work one-on-one with our clients to write menus that take into account your family’s preferences, health goals, and allergies. Once the weekly menu is finalized, we do the grocery shopping for the food we will prepare. Meals are prepared in your own kitchen, and stored in containers in your refrigerator. Before we leave, we clean the kitchen and load the dishwasher, saving you any extra clean up work.
Do you cook in the home?
Yes, we are a Personal Chef service and we cook in clients’ homes, giving them the luxurious experience of having their own Personal Chef.
What is your pricing?
We charge by the hour for our services and your groceries are billed separately. It’s $50 per hour with a minimum of 4 hours of grocery shopping and cooking. That translates into 3 family dinners, or 5 verities of healthy lunches and a breakfast item.
How can we reach you?