FitFood

Winchester, VA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I use only the highest quality, all natural ingredients to create fresh, nutritious meals. I add a personal touch to all of your meals, catered event or cooking class party. My personality shows in my food, it's bright, creative, and exciting.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love that I can cook all day and use my creativity to make others happy. My unique ability to put together meals that everyone in the family enjoys (even the little picky eaters) is quite statisfying.

Location

Winchester, VA 22601

Years in business

4

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

30

Reviews

15 Reviews
  • Karen T. Apr 23, 2016
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
    We had a double birthday for adults. Barbara was well organized before, during and after the party, easing my pre-party nerves. Everyone raved about the food - the variety, the quality and no one went away hungry.
  • Bryan P. Apr 18, 2016
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    It was a great experience! Barbara was pleasant to work with and the food tasted amazing. Highly recommend...
  • Mary S. Feb 12, 2016
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Barbara did a fantastic job! She made a dish for my husband, sauerbraten wish he has not had since his mothers passing. She was very personable and the dish with the sides were delicious! I would highly recommend her for any function, her prices are very reasonable and didn't have to do a thing! Can't wait till the next time!
  • Linda B. Dec 21, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    She is very professional and dependable. She delivered exactly what I expected and I so appreciate her talent and courteous service!!!
  • Marissa F. Sep 28, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    barbara was so lovely and FUN! she made planning and hosting our private dinner for 10 girls so easy, stress-free, and good time period. you feel as if you've known barbara for years when speaking with her.
  • Donna H. Sep 5, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    We were having an intimate dinner party for husbands birthday. Barbara and Matt were amazing!! The food was fantastic! We had a great time! Will be calling her again soon!!
  • Theresa B. Aug 27, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
  • Terri S. Jul 7, 2015
    Event Catering (Drop-off)
    Verified Review
    I haven't hosted my event yet, but planning the menu and choosing the best caterer for the occasion was so much simpler using this app! I am looking forward to my party so much more now!!
  • Farhad R. Jul 4, 2015
    Event Catering (Buffet)
    Verified Review
  • Mallory G. Mar 4, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
  • Julie L. Jan 27, 2015
    On-going Meal Delivery
    Verified Review
    Barbara has been fantastic as a cooking teacher and personal chef! Very flexible, delightful to spend time with & really, really good food! :)
  • Michael M. Jan 1, 2015
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    One word . . . Fantastic! Barbara was wonderful. Menu planning was fun and easy. She is a great person and we enjoyed her company as much as the dinner she cooked for our party of 10 New Year's Eve. We will definitely use her again.
  • Carolyn H. Dec 29, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Barbara visited the home of our friends to prepare a wonderful meal as our Christmas gift to them. Barbara was great! She took the time to learn about our friends, confirm their likes/dislikes, food allergies, etc., and welcomed my feedback on the menu. Our friends had nothing but positive (actually glowing) comments about the experience and rate this as one of the best gifts they've ever received. We are so happy with Barbara that we've already booked another engagement for relatives.
  • Eileen H. Dec 16, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    We've only been working with Barbara for a couple of weeks now, but so far so good. Food is excellent, she is very easy to work with and very flexible.
  • David P. Sep 25, 2014
    Personal Chef
    Verified Review
    Ok, I am now 3 days past the event that I hired Barbara for so the excitement has worn off and I can give an honest review. It was my wifes 50th birthday and she has always said that if she won the lottery the only change she would make is that she would hire a personal chef. Barbara came on monday and she was awesome, really. We had a great time and she and the event were exactly what she said it would be. I could not be more pleased! We will be moving forward with a longer relationship now that i see more possibilities with her. My family loved her and she is a treat to work with. Barbara made us feel that whatever we could envision she could help us with and i have total confidence in her. She will be cooking for us and advising us on a regular basis. David Prestipino

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My pricing system is very easy to understand.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Certified Personal Fitness Chef, which gives me access to all the lastest health trends in food. In addition, I have subscribtions to many culinary magazines, I like hard copies, because I like to feel, read, & see the lastest recipes. I am going to be trained in September to begin to more effectively teach clients how to eat balanced without the crazy diets. I continue to read, go to restaurants, and network with like minded chefs.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I cooked with my grandfather as a girl, I loved his creativity. He never shyed away from trying new things, trial and error, always coming up with great dishes. I have always been in food service. I started making pizzas at 15, and continued to evolve my passion for cooking as I got older.
What types of customers have you worked with?
My primary part of my business is providing meals that are healthy, creative, and ample. I cook alot of varied cusines in a weeks grouping of meals, to keep the clients palates wanting more.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am working with a client who's primary concern is a large amount of protein on a daily basis, I have created menus that give her this protein in many varied tasty ways. In dips, cereals, salads, even breads. She is feeling full and satisfied, and has begun to lose weight and build muscle, which was her goal.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would ask for a trial run, I have varied prices for such a consult. I would also look for reviews or ask for references. Everyone can put on a good show, however, it's imperative that the person you hire really does perform as they have claimed
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish clients knew the amount of peripheral work required before I even begin the cooking. It takes planning, both menu development and shopping. It requires being on top of latest trends and food specials. It requires staying on top of equipment, ensuring that it is optimal shape.