Kitchen Charm - Personal Chef & Meal Prep Services

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6 reviews
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  • Mrs. C.

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    I was provided with a personal chef to grill at our house for a party of 10. Joan was excellent - the food was delicious and she was very easy to work with. She was here when she was supposed to be here and went over and above in her food preparation and presentation. I am hoping to be able to have her do this again soon.

    Apr 13, 2017Verified
  • Ellen B.

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    Joan is an awesome personal chef. The food is amazing and handily packaged. The kitchen was spotless when I got home. The house smelled wonderful. I feel lucky to have her working for me!

    Dec 2, 2015Verified

About this pro

I have been cooking since I was very young. I enjoy everything about cooking from the planning stages, shopping, preparation, and of course serving it to happy people! I am comfortable with preparing all kinds of dishes from standard comfort food fare like Chicken and Dumplings to a spicy Thai meal of Pad Thai or Pulled Pork on homemade buns. I offer long term, ongoing Personal Chef Services as well as short term services and special small events. You might be a busy family with no time to cook. Maybe you or a loved one needs some extra help at meal time such as recovering from surgery or other life event. You may have a special event such as an anniversary or birthday and prefer celebrating in your home without the distraction of a restaurant meal. If you are in charge of company events at work whether for recognition or the Holidays, a casual gathering makes your employees or co-workers fell valued and special without leaving the office for an expensive restaurant meal. Cooking is what I love and where I find true joy. Nothing brings me more satisfaction than a client who is happy with the dish or meal they have enjoyed and I prepared. I enjoy meeting new clients and creating meals that they truly enjoy. It might be a childhood favorite they haven't tasted for years or a lost recipe found and recreated just for them. Sometimes clients have life events or health issues that make eating healthier a requirement and they don't know where to start. It can be overwhelming when doctor's orders require you to make a complete turnaround in the way that you eat. I have happily brought clients from a life of eating out of fast food bags and pizza boxes to coming home to healthy meals just waiting for them to heat and eat. I enjoy the flexibility of working for myself and the personalized service I am able to offer my clients. My schedule is their schedule - hence the personal part of being a Personal Chef!

Years in business

5

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Number of employees

1

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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      My fee starts at a rate where I can comfortably assume the costs of standard pantry items such as oils and spices with 'wiggle room' for other costs which may be special ingredients I already possess or basics like onions and potatoes. Depending on what kind of Personal Chef Services you are looking for, the costs will vary. Weekly ongoing meal services will be at a different cost than an intimate birthday dinner for 6. Our first consultation will lay the groundwork for pulling together an initial quote for services. From there, costs and fees can be finalized and agreed upon.
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I like to have an initial phone conversation prior to setting up a personal consultation to go over my clients needs and schedule. I confirm with my client a preliminary menu whether it's one they provide for me or one we create together. I make sure we agree upon all costs and what my fees entail before starting services. If possible, I go through the clients existing cooking equipment and appliances that allows both of us a working start to a smooth and satisfying meal service with no surprises!
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association USPCA.com. I currently participate in various training and studies to further my skills as a Personal Chef. Because my work is also my greatest joy, I am constantly researching and looking at new food trends and ingredients. I have won several awards for my baked goods, jams and jellies as well as participated in local food contests.

    Business hours

    Pacific Time Zone
    Sunday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Monday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Tuesday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Wednesday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Thursday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Friday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Saturday8:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
    Coverage Area for Kitchen Charm - Personal Chef & Meal Prep Services is about 25+ miles of Modesto, CA.