Celebrate 5 Years

Questions and Answers

A personal chef sounds expensive, is it?

Don't confuse private live-in chefs with a personal chef. A private chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and is often preparing 3 meals a day! A Personal Chef serves multiple clients and is priced affordably.

I am a good cook, why do I need a Personal Chef?

To reclaim your time and energy. Add up the time you spend shopping, cooking, and cleaning each week, and then imagine having that time FREE instead!

Why do you prepare the food in my kitchen?

Pennsylvania law requires personal chefs to use their client's kitchens unless the chef has access to a licensed commercial kitchen. But don't worry, we bring everything we need to prepare your meals. Your kitchen is left spotless and the only evidence of our presence is a fully stocked refrigerator.

How long will you be in my kitchen?

Each client has specific needs, therefore it is impossible to say exactly how long the cook date will be. A general guideline is somewhere between 3-5 hours depending on the complexity of the menu.

Do I have to be at home?

No. Actually, most clients prefer to be at work during the cooking process. During the in-person consultation Chef Erica will work with you to make arrangements for accessing your home that match your comfort level.

What can I do to prepare for your arrival?

Please have a clean kitchen, an empty sink and room in your refrigerator and freezer.

Are you insured?

Yes. Chef Erica carries liability insurance and is licensed to work in the state of Pennsylvania. In addition, she has been trained in safe food handling.