Archive | May, 2017

How I Work As a Personal Chef by Chef Helen Gotttesman I have often been asked about how I work as a Personal Chef. First is the keyword Personal. I do not work as a cookie cutter service. My initial meeting with my client is in their home. We talk about what foods they like to eat, how much they eat, whether they have any dietary needs such as salt free, low fat or portion size for example. I get a deposit at our initial meeting to cover at least the groceries and some of the time I have spent planning this out. I cook all the meals in my client’s kitchens, using all their equipment (knives, cutting boards, oven etc.). I shop on the way to my client’s home for the ingredients (just for them, as I only cook for one family at a time) from the butcher, grocery store or fruit market as needed for the recipes we have chosen together. When I get to their home, I unpack, put perishables in the refrigerator organize and start cooking with the pots and pans etc. that my client has asked me to use. (Many of my clients keep strictly kosher, making this quite important). As I said there is nothing “cookie cutter about my service. There is a most popular set up people request. It is called a “five by four”, Five main dishes, five side dishes and four portions of each. The dishes vary, as do the time need to prepare and package for your refrigerator or freezer. All together there are twenty portions of food, to be packaged for one, two or four people. Some of the most frequently requested main dishes have been : Chicken Piccata Chicken Marsala Beef Stew Roasted Salmon with Honey and Dijon Mustard Oriental Marinated Salmon with Lime and Ginger Side dishes include Risotto, Spinach, Potato Kugel, For all of this planning the meals according to your taste, health issues etc. and all of the preparation, packaging and cleaning up will only cost $399.00. That is just $19.95 per serving professionally prepared in your home. Don’t forget the menu is your choice! Call me for further details and to schedule your initial free consultation. (If you live far from the Boca Raton, Florida area I have associates in other parts of the country who do something similar although I don’t know anyone else that focuses on healthy kosher.) You can pay for the service with cash or credit card. Don’t forget the gift certificates for Mother’s Day for your favorite ladies! Phone 561-676-2078 Email chefhelen@helenshomecooking.com Helengottesman2001@yahoo.com

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