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During the past nine years, we’ve discovered many recurring questions with regards to our personal chef and catering services – both special events catering and corporate catering.

So, we thought we would compile a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you find solutions you seek. If we’ve left anything out, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

And, please always feel free to call at (704) 262-3933 anytime.

What is the difference between a personal chef and a private chef?

A private chef comes to your house to cook a meal onsite and serves the meal to the guests. Usually, a private chef will be hired to cook a romantic meal or perhaps an intimate gathering. We do offer that service, too. Nothing says, “I love you,” like a chef in the kitchen.

But, for the purposes of this conversation, a personal chef service is a little different. Usually, a personal chef will shop and then come to your house, typically on a weekly basis, and cook a number of meals for your family and freeze them until you’re ready to eat them. There are quite a few things about this scenario that many people aren’t comfortable with.

  • It’s pricey.
  • No one likes a stranger in their home when they’re not there.
  • Because the cook uses the client’s kitchen and everything in it, there is always a chance that something may go awry or get broken.
  • These frozen casseroles take a long time to heat up. This doesn’t work for families on the go.
  • Quite a few of these companies are owned by home cooks. So, their skills are not what they could be. And, neither is the resulting product.

What is the difference between Chef Jeff & Co. and other personal chef services?

We work in our own commercial kitchen, which means regular health inspections. And, all of our meals are created by our own Chef Jeff. Not only does he put together some phenomenal food, he understands the science behind meal creation. Check out the About Us section on the homepage where we explain a little more about our cooking method.

We do not invade your home to cook your meals; nor, do we use any of your equipment. Best of all, our meals are individually-packaged. So, single people can enjoy our service, too. And, our packages can be heated in an average of 10 minutes. That means, when you need to be out the door, you’ll have already enjoyed a delicious, healthy meal.

How can a personal chef benefit me?

Are you busy? Do you have time to cook? Do you find yourself feeding yourself and your family foods you know you shouldn’t simply for convenience? Do you have kids that need to be chauffeured to various events – often back-to-back? Do you have elderly parents who aren’t eating healthy foods?

Then, we can benefit you!

You say your personal chef meals are affordable. How affordable?

Our hefty single portion entrées average $6-7 and our side dishes are only $2.14. That means you can enjoy a complete meal for an average of $11. That’s more cost-effective than a Big Mac and fries!

Because entrées are usually the most labor-intensive part of any meal, many of our clients simply purchase them from us and quickly throw together a side dish or salad.

And, our portions are so substantial many clients actually share them – especially, the elderly and the young.

How does your personal chef service work?

Every Thursday, we will shoot you an email, with a new and unique menu, which includes a link to the shopping cart. You have until Sunday night to make your online selections. Your order will be ready by Friday. And then, you can either pick it up Friday or Saturday or we can further simplify your life by bringing it to you!

What could be easier? Sign up for your weekly menu email today at the form at the bottom of this page. There is absolutely no obligation to order. Nor is there a minimum order.

I see you have two types of catering. What is the difference?

Yes, we cater for both the corporate world as well as those once-in-a-lifetime events and holiday parties, picnics and family reunions.

Our extensive experience and proven high-level performance guarantees an impressive presentation of the highest quality foods delivered with impeccable service. Whether you are planning a small meeting, a grand gala, or anything in between, Chef Jeff & Co. will deliver that ‘Wow’!

Why should I hire Chef Jeff & Co.?

Our model is unique. Because we are a local, chef-owned and operated company, we have the flexibility to create absolutely anything you fancy. We are not bound by a limited menu – as are restaurant caterers; nor, are we bound by limited abilities – as are home cook caterers.

No matter the occasion, we understand you want to work with a talented chef and a company with old-fashioned values. A company who truly cares about you and your needs. Our goal is to work in concert with your ideas and your budget to deliver exactly what you desire. Delectable food and impeccable service. Chef Jeff & Co. delivers. Your vision is, indeed, our inspiration.

Can I afford a caterer?

Absolutely! When we talk, please don’t become uncomfortable when we ask your budget range. It truly is one piece of the puzzle. We can put together a memorable event within any reasonable budget parameters. But, we must know those parameters.

Oftentimes, we’ll receive calls from people who have never used a caterer and who are unsure as to what to even ask. And, they’ve discovered comparing catering services is like comparing apples and oranges. Like most anything else, cutting through the fog is a feat in itself. We’ll help you to understand your needs and what solutions will work best for you.

Tell me about your ingredients.

We use only the freshest of ingredients – local whenever possible. Chef also flavors with spices and marinades. Salt is only used as a vehicle to open your pallet to enable you to taste the other flavors in your dish. We are very careful to ensure our meals are low in salt and low in bad fats.

And, when we say our food is homemade, it truly is. Even the salad dressing and rolls are made from scratch!

Do you offer gluten-free selections?

Yes, we do. We are quite happy to work with you to meet most dietary restrictions.

We’ll See to All the Details, so You Don’t Have To

Chef Jeff & Co. does it all, from planning, to set up, to clean up. Our job is to make you look good, while delivering worry-free service so you can focus on your myriad of other details. Call us today at (704) 262-3933 or contact us to find out more about our services. Let’s talk soup to nuts!

Please keep in mind, because all of our food is made from scratch, we must ensure minimum parties of 10 guests.