I reached out on Thumbtack for someone who could give my brother some recipes and inspiration to make a medically-indicated, highly restrictive diet more manageable (my husband's and my graduation present to him). Mary responded with a couple of format options that we could choose from, and, with input from my brother, we settled on a cooking lesson in her home.
My brother provided her with his list of dietary restrictions and diet history before the appointment. Based on this information, she gave him recipes and ideas and made several dishes for him to try. I was glad our mom could go along as well, since she is the main cook in his life and he is still at home for now (I live out of state). My brother said Mary was very friendly, helpful, and encouraging, and couldn't think of anything that could have gone better. "I would say five stars." Although I wasn't able to be there, I can tell he was encouraged, and that is exactly what I was hoping for.
I was also thankful for Mary's helpfulness and patience with my three-way correspondence while I worked on getting this coordinated. She was supportive and professional from beginning to end.