Personal Chef Services

In-Home Meal Prep

Imagine effortlessly enjoying gourmet meals everyday that not only elevate your family's life experience and well-being but also save you 5-10 hours each week.

With our personal chef service, you can indulge in exquisite dishes, each carefully crafted to delight your taste buds and satisfy your dietary needs.

Our chef comes equipped with the finest curated spices and a toolkit of modern culinary essentials, including a sous vide circulator, so we can deliver a top tier restaurant experience right in your home, minus the excessive use of oil, salt, and sugar common in commercial cooking.

What's Included in Each Service

Fresh orange & purple carrots. Healthy meals, gluten free meal prep, Best dairy-free chef Portland
Fresh orange & purple carrots. Healthy meals, gluten free meal prep, Best dairy-free chef Portland
array of spices and herbs. Healthy meal prep, gluten free meal prep, Best Personal Chef Portland
array of spices and herbs. Healthy meal prep, gluten free meal prep, Best Personal Chef Portland
Chef holding roasted mushroom, grape tomato, & baby greens salad. Healthy meal prep gluten free chef
Chef holding roasted mushroom, grape tomato, & baby greens salad. Healthy meal prep gluten free chef

1. Personalized Meal Planning

Your unique tastes and health goals are at the heart of our personalized meal planning. We specialize in crafting balanced weekly menus infused with creativity and global flavors, meticulously tailored to fit your dietary preference, be it gluten-free, dairy-free, low sodium, paleo, vegan, or anything in between.

2. Grocery Shopping

We expertly navigate the grocery aisles for you, sourcing the freshest and most nutritious ingredients—organic and heirloom whenever possible. We also freshly harvest herbs from our hydroponic farm for a true farm-to-table experience.

3. Cooking and Packaging

On your scheduled day each week, we prepare and cook your meals right in your kitchen, bringing our own chef's kit of essential tools and fresh spices to ensure unforgettable flavors. We then neatly pack your meals, label with reheating instructions, and store them in your fridge for you and your family to enjoy at your convenience.

What's in Each Meal: Adjustable to your preferences, each entrée centers on a rich variety of plant-based ingredients including organic vegetables and superfoods, with options to include 4-5 oz of high-quality protein, all carefully chosen to ensure a balanced and satisfying meal.

We recognize that healthy eating is personal and varies by individual, which is why our culinary approach is fully customizable to your unique dietary needs. Enjoy vibrant plant-based dishes or indulge in succulent organic, pasture-raised, and wild-caught meats and fish. Explore our Sample Menu to see the possibilities.

Diversity of Ingredients: Tired of eating the same handful of vegetables every week? Consider this: while there are tens of thousands of edible plant species in the world, the average American diet includes only 8-12 varieties. This causes you to miss out on a broader spectrum of beneficial nutrients and exquisite flavors. Our menus are carefully curated to incorporate a wide array of ingredients, enriching your dining experience.

Seared Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steak with Lavender Pepper, Chickpea & Arugula & Red Chard Greens Salad
Seared Lion’s Mane Mushroom Steak with Lavender Pepper, Chickpea & Arugula & Red Chard Greens Salad

Globally Inspired Flavors: From the bold spices of Caribbean cuisine, to the delightful herbs of Mediterranean dishes, to the enticing aromas of Asian fare, each meal is an opportunity to go on a new culinary adventure.

Sustainable and Ethical: We prioritize sourcing from local organic farms, including our own herb garden, ensuring that every ingredient is of the highest quality and supports sustainable practices. Unlike meal kits and takeout, we utilize reusable food containers, reducing waste and promoting environmental responsibility.

Cleanup: We ensure that your kitchen is spotless after we're done, so you can relax and enjoy your meals without any hassle.

Pricing: Our services are tailored to your needs, starting at $425 for three custom-prepared meals of 4 servings each complete with organic groceries. This can serve couples and singles as lunch and/or dinner for a week. Our family-sized packages start at $495 for four custom-prepared meals of 4 servings each, which covers a week’s worth of dinners for families of 3-4, with options to freeze some meals.

Unlike other services, we ensure a hassle-free experience with no separate grocery bills — enjoy the simplicity and transparency of knowing exactly what you will spend with no hidden costs.

🎁 Special Offer: Sign up by July 30, 2024 and receive a complimentary healthy dessert on us! Experience the perfect finish to your first meals with our chef-crafted, delightful treat.

How to Start: Schedule a free 20-30 minute consultation where we’ll discuss your family's dietary needs and take a peek at your kitchen setup. You'll receive an exact price based on how many meals and servings you desire.

Ready to transform your dinner experience? Book your consultation below and save time while enjoying exquisite meals tailored for you!

Service Area: Based in Happy Valley, we serve clients across greater Portland, Oregon including West Linn, Stafford, Sellwood, Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon City, Gresham, Lake Oswego, Tualatin, Beaverton. Additional areas available upon request.

Dinner Parties & Catering

Take your parties to the next level with our exquisite, wellness-promoting culinary creations. From dinner parties, to fun pre-wedding events including bachelorette parties, to elegant catered lunches, we provide a stress-free and memorable experience. Whether you're hosting an intimate gathering at home with plated meals for up to 15 guests, or a buffet-style event for up to 50, we craft customized seasonal menus tailored to delight your guests.

With us you can ditch the hassle of kitchen duties and savor every moment of your special occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do I need to book your services?

We recommend booking at least 4 days in advance to ensure we can accommodate your scheduling and dietary needs.

Who can benefit from hiring a personal chef?

A personal chef service is a fantastic option for anyone looking to improve their family’s diet while freeing themselves from the time-consuming efforts of meal planning, grocery shopping, and cooking. Ideal for professionals with busy schedules, athletes training to perform at their best, empty nesters seeking convenient and nutritious meals, parents juggling family demands, seniors wanting to improve their health, and people recovering from illness — our service simplifies your life.

If you're fed up with the same old fast food, frozen dinners that never live up to their pictures, or greasy takeout, investing in a personal chef can dramatically upgrade your eating experience and improve your health and well-being.

How do you handle dietary restrictions and allergies?

We take dietary restrictions and allergies very seriously. During our initial consultation, we discuss your specific requirements to ensure that every meal is safe and enjoyable for you and your family.

What measures do you take for food safety?

We adhere to strict food safety protocols, including the use of fresh ingredients, proper food handling, sanitizing the cooking space, and maintaining cleanliness throughout cooking.

Is this a recurring service?

Yes, while you're welcome to order a single meal service to try our offerings, most of our clients opt for the convenience of our 2-Month or 4-Month Subscription packages so they can keep their kitchens stocked with nutritious and delicious meals and make a significant and sustainable impact on their health.

What can I do to prepare for your visit?
To make the cooking process efficient, please clear your kitchen counters, ensure the sink and dishwasher are empty, and make space in your refrigerator and freezer.

How is the cost of the service determined?

The price is based on the number of meals and servings you desire, starting at $425 for three custom-prepared meals of 4 servings each. This can serve couples and singles as lunch and/or dinner for a week. Our family-sized packages start at $495 for four custom-prepared meals of 4 servings each, which covers a week’s worth of dinners for families of 3-4, with options to freeze some meals. Unlike other services, we ensure a hassle-free experience with no separate grocery bills — enjoy the simplicity, transparency, and predictability of knowing exactly what you will spend with no hidden costs.

Do I need to be home when you are cooking?

No, most clients are at work or out running errands during our cooking. This flexibility allows you to come home to a fridge full of delicious, ready-to-eat meals.

Can I customize my menu?

Absolutely! We specialize in creating custom menus that align with your dietary preferences and health goals, whether you want gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, vegan, or any other specific diet. Additional customization available upon request. We'll send you a proposed menu at least 3 days before your cook date, giving you the opportunity to review and request any alternatives you'd like.

Do I get a different menu each week?

Yes! We design a new menu for you each week. If you've found favorites you can't get enough of, you're welcome to request them again. We combine a diverse range of exciting flavors with fresh seasonal ingredients to keep your dining experience interesting and satisfying.

What can I expect during the initial consultation?

Our 20-30 minute free Zoom consultation is designed to tailor our services to your specific dietary preferences and health goals. We'll also take a short virtual tour of your kitchen to see your setup and discuss food storage options. At the end of the consultation, you'll receive a price specific to your requirements. This is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see how our personal chef services can benefit your family.

How long does the cooking take?

The time we spend in your home can vary from 4 - 9 hours, depending on the menu and the number of entrees. We can adjust to fit within your schedule, ensuring that everything is ready when you need it.

What is a personal chef, and is it different from a private chef?

A private chef is typically hired full-time by one individual or family. In contrast, personal chefs like us cater to many clients, each usually on a different day of the week. We prepare a series of meals all at once, which are custom-designed to meet each client's specific preferences and requirements. These meals are then packaged and stored in your fridge or freezer, ready for you to enjoy whenever you like. This arrangement offers flexibility and a variety of culinary experiences tailored just for you, making it easy to enjoy healthful meals throughout your week.

When and how do I pay?

We send you an invoice after our consultation. Full payment of the service fee is required to schedule your cook day and is payable by credit card, Venmo, or check.

What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to reschedule or cancel your meal service, please notify us at least 72 hours in advance via email or phone. This allows us to manage our schedules effectively. Cancellations made with less than 72 hours notice will result in a charge of 50% of your service fee to compensate for our chef's time and lost opportunities. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!

How can I contact you?

You can send us a message, email, or schedule a free consultation. We are always happy to answer your questions.

Why do you cook in my kitchen?

Cooking in your kitchen ensures that every meal is exceptionally fresh and maintains its high quality when it's time to enjoy. This approach also minimizes the risk of cross-contamination with allergens or foods you prefer to avoid. Don't worry if you kitchen isn't fully-equipped: we come equipped with our toolkit of modern culinary essentials, including a sous vide circulator, so we can deliver a top tier restaurant experience right in your home,

Should I tip?

While tipping is not required, we would value it as a wonderful way to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes into preparing your meals. Thank you for considering it!