It is a pleasure to recommend Anita Alicea, who worked for our family for three and a half years. I will focus on her her excellent skills planning, shopping for, and preparing meals for us, which she did twice a week. (She was also responsible and valuable on occasions my wife needed help with her office work and driving to medical appointments.)
Anita is a consummate professional. Before she started, she reviewed the many dietary constraints our family has: my son has an unusual range of food allergies, and my wife practices a gluten-free, low-sodium diet. She has without exception honored these constraints, and still managed to cook consistently terrific meals: balanced, attractively presented, and tasty. I just reviewed emails Ive sent to compliment her; there have been so many things we have really enjoyed. Heres a sample:
Consistently good tossed salads; rice and potatoes always to perfection; chops, sauerkraut, soups, roasts, mushrooms, salmon, brussel sprouts, barbecued ribs, bok choy, carrots, cabbage, other veggies; amazing sauces, insanely great brisket, cosmic corned beef (quoting myself).
Furthermore, Anita is responsible; she missed hardly any days for any reason. She is also flexible, e.g., adapting quickly to changes in our needs when for example one or the other of our now young adult children were out of town for extended times.
I cannot recommend Anita highly enough. You will be lucky to have her work for you. Please feel free to call me if you have any further questions.