Frequently Asked Questions
What do you specialize in?
I love to cook delicious, nutritious food supporting active lifestyles, and I have fun with cuisines from around the world. In February 2018, I adapted a Korean dish, which you can read about here.
What would it cost for you to cook for us?
Depending on how many people are dining, I charge either an hourly rate or a per person rate. Rates vary depending on details, including but not limited to menu, preferences, advance notice provided, and weekend/holiday work needed. After we talk, I'll send you an estimate!
What does your estimate include?
Shopping, transporting, and pre-preparation of ingredients; menu planning, meal preparation and kitchen clean up. External staffing, upon a clients request, if available. For estimates based on a per person rate, groceries are included. My rates are meant to be all-inclusive and only that we haven't talked about, or I wasn't given a chance to prepare for, can add costs. Examples include teaching of -or coordination with- additional chef(s) and major party size increases/last minute menu changes.
Can I eliminate any of your services, in order to reduce costs?
Sure! Often, clients arrange for staff to assist with clean up after food is served. As for shopping, I prefer to source ingredients myself, in order to bring you my best. For more information about my training and experience, click here.
What happens if I need to cancel?
When clients cancel more than one week in advance, there is no charge. My full policy is under the "Services" section of my webpage - click here.
Talking! Let me know when you are available for a call.