What is a personal chef?
A personal chef is a trained professional who prepares delicious meals in the privacy of your home and packages them for storage in your refrigerator and freezer to be enjoyed at your leisure and convenience. Sarah L. Copeland is a premier member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and is fully licensed and insured for all personal chef services.
Who uses a personal chef?
A personal chef is ideal for busy professionals, families, active retirees, those with special dietary restrictions, and anyone who loves to eat well but doesn’t have the time to spend shopping, cooking and cleaning each week!
How does it work?
First, I will meet with you to determine your food preferences and design a customized menu for your approval. Then, on your cook date, I will shop for the freshest, highest quality ingredients, prepare all your meals in the privacy of your home using my own utensils and equipment, and package your food in containers I provide. Finally, I will leave simple heating instructions for your meals, and your kitchen will be spotless and filled with the heavenly scent of home-cooked food.
How many meals do you provide for me?
My Standard Service is based on your choice of 5 entrees with 4 servings each, for a total of 20 meals. I also provide side dishes where appropriate and offer many options for additional sides, soups and salads. This will serve 2 people for about 2 weeks, 4 people for about 1 week, and 1 person for about a month. My service packages are customized to each client and additional entrees and servings are available for larger families.
How often will you cook for me?
My services are available on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or occasional basis.
How much time will you save me each week?
When you consider all the time you spend running to the grocery store or take-out counter, planning meals, cooking and cleaning pots and pans, my service will save you at least 10-15 hours per week. That is precious time to spend relaxing and enjoying your home and your family.
How much does this cost?
Your package price may vary based on your food preferences and nutritional requirements, but my Standard Package (20 meals) starts at $475. All packages include personal consultation, recipe research and menu planning, grocery shopping and cost of ingredients, meal preparation, packaging, and kitchen clean up.
Do you offer other services?
In addition to my standard personal chef packages, I offer several services for your convenience including boutique catering, gift certificates, grocery shopping and holiday baking. My gift certificates are a unique idea for baby and bridal showers, new homeowners, birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. See my Special Services page for more information.