Personal chefs make dinnertime easier for working Americans

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A personal chef prepares meals for the clients in their home or chefs own location, based on clients needs and preferences.

The idea of a personal chef is to take the stress of meal preparation out of your busy schedule. It can be multi-meal preparation, single dinner service, individual dish, or freezer-ready entrees. It is a handy and healthy way to excellent food.

When hiring a personal chef to provide either a packaged meal service or to cook for a dinner party, there is usually a meeting between the client and the chef. You and the chef have to collaborate to determine the menu, based on individual tastes and preferences as well as dietary restrictions.

It might be a monthly, weekly or daily service. It can be delivered ready-made, or the chef prepares the meals in your home. Menu planning and related grocery shopping can be included in your service.

The chef can prepare your favorite family recipes, or you can choose from the menu that the chef provides.

So one way of doing it might be: you choose various meals, the chef will shop for groceries and prepares the meals at your home. Meals are packaged for the refrigerator or freezer, the kitchen is cleaned, and you get detailed reheating and serving instructions.

So whether you have a large family or you’re single, a personal chef can make a relaxing, stress-free, delicious and healthy dinner.

If you have a busy schedule and no time to cook, a personal chef can cook you every week, making your favorite dishes. A personal chef makes it possible for you to come home, pop dinner in the oven and enjoy a home-cooked, healthy meal.

How much does it then cost for a personal chef in the US?

Cost varies by location and what’s included. Some chefs charge per person, averaging USD 20…30 per plate, whereas others charge USD 30…40 per hour. These costs often include planning, shopping, and preparation, but you’ll want to make absolutely sure what’s included with the price.

Weekly price (median) is about USD 200…300 per week for five meals for a family of four, and that proce doesn’t include the cost of groceries, which can vary widely by city.