Sweet Melissa's Personal Chef Service
Sweet Melissa's Personal Chef Service

Sweet Melissa's Personal Chef Service

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Introduction: I want to give you time back in your day by providing meals that are easy to heat up, healthy and delicious. I grew up with most of my best memories taking place in the kitchen. From learning to bake with my Easy Bake Oven, to eventually catering weddings and private parties, my passion has always been food. I’ve traveled all over Europe, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, and North America and enjoy sharing my travel experiences through the food I prepare. I am trained in cooking for a variety of dietary needs including, but not limited to, diabetic, heart healthy, low cholesterol, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. I also have a toddler and understand picky kids and aim to help your family thrive with no-stress meals. I believe in cooking with local, organic, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible, however I tailor my menus to the clients dietary and budget requirements. Sweet Melissa’s seemed an apt name for my business given that the name “Melissa” means honeybee. Not only do I work like a busy bee, I thrive from sharing the fruits of my labor with my family, friends, and community.

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15 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

25 reviews


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Nicole P.
Oct 17, 2022
I hired Melissa to cook a private dinner for six in honor of my parent’s anniversary. From our first communication, Melissa was responsive and easy to talk to. She shared with us her seasonal menu of items to choose from and we made a couple tweaks to suit our tastes. On the night of the event, Melissa showed up on time and ready to begin preparing the meal. Every course was delicious and just as described. At the end of the evening, Melissa left following dessert. Later in the evening I went into my kitchen thinking I would have dishes to clean up and it was spotless with all dishes cleaned in the drying rack. I would highly recommend Melissa!
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Rachael F.
May 17, 2022
Melissa is an INCREDIBLE chef who makes delicious and healthy high quality food. She is professional, easy to work with, always on time, and has creative ideas/ways to present the food. I have worked with her several times from small private dinner parties to larger 50+ people events, plus weekly meals. I'm always impressed and delighted by her food. It's SO good! Hire her!!! You will be very happy :)
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Stephanie T.
May 5, 2022
I met Melissa over 10 years ago while working as a nanny for a family in San Francisco. I am highly anxious in the kitchen, and when Melissa came into the family she made it stress free; she created easy to follow directions, great labeling, was very responsive, and most importantly her food is to die for! Melissa is an easy going, kind, loving, talented chef. I am grateful for her services and for our friendship. I highly recommend Sweet Melissa’s services for your catering needs.
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Denise L.
Oct 11, 2022
I love my deliveries from Sweet Melissa's! Her food is delicious, clean, and unique! She is very inventive and always makes thoughtful suggestions. I always look forward to my weekly deliveries!
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Jess N.
May 19, 2022
Sweet Melissa provided delicious and nutritious meals to our family for close to 2 years, during which we came to find her service indispensable. Her meals were beautifully prepared, healthy, and very thoughtful in terms of variety and newness. If you're looking for nutritious, home cooked meals that are just as delicious -- and feel like a treat -- as restaurant food, then Melissa is your chef. We would've loved to continue working with her, and were sad when she decided to relocate to another city. Melissa herself is also a joy to work with: easy going, flexible, and very responsive. I was pregnant while she was cooking for us, and she adapted her menus taking into account what pregnant women could and couldn't eat. When I had my baby, her food nourished me through my postpartum period. Then when my daughter began eating solids, she even modified a portion of her food to make it suitable for babies, and my daughter has since become a happy and confident eater, largely thanks to her! Melissa's food nourished our whole family thoroughly these years, and we're so grateful for that!
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