What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We follow the food trends very closely, stay up on our certifications, and attend shows and seminars which benefit our profession.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Both Melissa and I were born and raised in the hospitality industry. When we found each other we knew this was something we would enjoy doing together.
What types of customers have you worked with?
In-home personal chef services where we cook for the clients and serve their guests. We also do all the menu design and clean-up afterwords.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Cooking for the Rockford IceHogs, AHL affiliate to the Chicago Blackhawks, has been a a very fulfilling experience thus far! Watching these young men grow and move up in the organization gives us a great sense of pride as we feel we have been instrumental in their development.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
When hiring a personal chef or caterer, have a budget in mind. Chef services are just a small part. There is the cost of food, flowers, decorations and most importantly, the alcohol.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Having a personal chef come into your home or business doesn't cost as much a one thinks.
If your time is valuable and your guests are important to you, you'll hire a professional. It makes you look good and your guests feel special.