culinary adventurist...   wendy perry
home economist     nekkid throw cooker
personal chef services

Back in the 90's, Wendy became the first gal Personal Chef in the Triangle market. Soon afterward, realizing an entire market existed in need of a better and more affordable option for training and support, she teamed up with a partner in Texas and the two designed, from scratch, one of the only professional
Personal Chef associations the world. 
Personal Chefs Network, Inc. was born and trained thousands over the years to start their own successful businesses.  Deciding to begin new journeys, Wendy sold her interest in the company years ago.
PCN remained successful and was later purchased by the
United States Personal Chef Association.


Nekkid Throw Cooker and Personal Chef Wendy Perry
offers a medley of options for her hungry customers...
she has decades of experience providing menu planning and meals for picky eaters and has cooked for most every eating plan out there...
including gluten free and lots of low carb!

Call Wendy for
..."nekkid" meals to enjoy at home after your busy day
...meals to take along on vacation
...planning fun "nekkid" cooking parties (adults and kiddos) festive weddings, featuring her food bars and stations
...her cute sidekick, Squash Blossom (for photo booths too) styling and propping
...recipe development & testing and consumer product representation
...and so much MORE!

Meet Squash Blossom at her BLOG!

                            "How may I help Y.O.U.?"

All fees are quoted on an individual basis as all services are designed for each client’s particular needs.  Once we have chatted or had a consultation, Wendy will be able to give you an estimate.
Depending on Wendy's availability,
some of the services listed below may not be available at all times.

(fee + groceries)

Traditional in-home meal preparation  
…packages designed especially for your specific needs ~ whether you’re craving family favorites you don’t have time to prepare, or are in need of special meals due to medical conditions or food allergies, including gluten free!  Also offering Green/Local cheffing and organics as seasonally available.

Entree-Only abbreviated meal preparation  
…a more budget-friendly way to put freshly prepared suppers on the table ~ no sides

"Freezer Burn!"  
…is your freezer full of "stuff" that needs cook'n and you simply do not have time?  Let Wendy "burn" through it and cook your food before freezerburn sends it to the trash!  I'll come assess what you have, we'll make a plan with what you have and what you like to eat, and in a flash, you'll have all that "stuff" ready to heat-n-eat!

Supper With Your Neighbor 
…Share Chef Wendy’s service with a neighbor in one kitchen on same day (same meals)

"One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating."  
Luciano Pavarotti

Shop, Prep & Step 
…I shop, deliver and prep your recipes, and step aside for YOU to do the cook'n!

Stop, Shop & Stock  
…Wendy’s pantry stocking is a one-time or periodic service to assess your pantry, shop and stock staples so that your cooking will be streamlined and efficient! Whether you need just the basics or would like ethnic staples purchased and organized, Wendy will create you a functional pantry.  If you have favorite recipes you need me to shop for, no problem, I'll just add to my shopping list.

Meal prep for vacation homes  
…delicious meals will be prepared for you to take along to your vacation homes and frozen in advance for safe transport ~ Wendy is also available for cooking on-site at vacation homes as well and can travel with you whether within driving distance or by air!

Holiday Meal Mistress
…Do you need some kitchen stress relief during hectic holiday times?  Let Wendy prepare dishes for you that will give you time to relax and enjoy your family and company while feeding them delightful foods… from appetizers to desserts! (and you can even tell 'em YOU did it all... wink! wink!)

"I come from a family where gravy is considered a beverage." Erma Bombeck

(fee + groceries or flat fee)

"The fact is that it takes more than ingredients and technique to cook a good meal. A good cook puts something of himself into the preparation -- he cooks with enjoyment, anticipation, spontaneity, and he is willing to experiment."
   Pearl Bailey

Cooking Classes   

…Whether a few friends getting together with food and wine, or a corporate team-building event, Wendy can stir up cooking classes to accomplish any goal(s)!

Personal Private Cooking Lessons 
…in your own kitchen ~ fun classes where you will learn new culinary skills while preparing a meal (s)

"Family Nite IN" Cooking Party
…whether you have the simplest of kitchens, or one others envy, let's make use of it and bring the family in it, t.o.g.e.t.h.e.r.!  We'll plan a menu everyone will enjoy while learning new cooking skills and tips to use when Chef Wendy's not there.

"Omit and substitute! That's how recipes should be written. Please don't ever get so hung up on published recipes that you forget that you can omit and substitute."  Jeff Smith (the Frugal Gourmet)

Kid’s Cooking Parties  

…Is there a little chef in your world that would l.o.v.e. a birthday party complete with aprons and chef hats?  Let’s Chat!

“People who like to cook like to talk about food....
without one cook giving another cook a tip or two, human life might have died out a long time ago.”
Laurie Colwin, 'Home Cooking'

wendy perry

(hourly or flat fee)

Kitchen & Pantry Organization
…Is your pantry a mess? Or do have to duck when you open cabinets? Are there white blobs of frozen “things” in your freezer? Then it’s time for “Wendy to the rescue!” She will turn chaos into functionality and take stock of what you have to reduce waste and eliminate duplication of products you already have, and just don’t know it! She is a bit neurotic about expiration dates and will purge any unsafe products from your pantry and refrigerator. After her visit, you’ll think you are in somebody else’s kitchen and will find pleasure in cooking again!  The money you will save with this service will more than pay for it… and just how long HAVE those spices been in your pantry?  I will even order fresh new ones for you!

"'Once you get a spice in your home, you have it forever. Women never throw out spices. The Egyptians were buried with their spices. I know which one I'm taking with me when I go. " Erma Bombeck

Menu Planning with shopping list
…Perhaps you enjoy cooking and just need assistance with meal planning, recipes and shopping list!  Chef Wendy is happy to create those for you and will also do online grocery ordering for you to simply drive through (Lowe’s) to pick up!     

New-Home Kitchen Organization
…why not start out in your new home and new kitchen with everything in the most functional places possible? Completely organized? Let Wendy come in and unpack your kitchen boxes, from dishes to pantry, and make sure everything is in the optimal locations.
(hourly or flat fee)

Party Planning Consultation 

…Do you just need guidance and menu creation? Or everything from that through making sure rental dishes are returned? Wendy is available to assist you with as much or as little as you need. 

Party Assistance    
…Are you simply in need of a few extra hands to provide set up, food and beverage service of your own foods and clean up for your party? Wendy can provide staffing as needed.

"The washing of dishes does seem to me the most absurd and unsatisfactory business that I ever undertook. If, when once washed, they would remain clean forever and ever (which they ought in all reason to do, considering how much trouble it is,) there would be less occasion to grumble; but no sooner is it done, than it requires to be done again. On the whole, I have come to the resolution not to use more than one dish at each meal."
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1844) while Mrs. Hawthorne was away.

Dinner Parties  
…These are favorites for me! Whether a romantic dinner for two, a murder mystery or theme party for eight, a Pati-OH Party for fifty or a Couples Date Nite Out cooking party, Wendy’s your gal!  Starting with themed invitation creation right through every little detail including background music for the evening, she leaves no stone unturned to design the funnest time possible... so YOU become "The Hostess with the Mostess!"  She's orchestrated everything from an oyster tasting (with tasty mollusks from North to South Atlantic waters to those of the Gulf Coast and Pacific NW)... to Girlz NIte Out PJ Parties complete with massages and peddies!  She will create a menu with or for you that’s just right for your guests and gatherings with memories to be savored for a lifetime. 

"My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people."
Orson Welles

Breakfasts ~ Brunches ~ Lunches ~ Afternoon Teas 

…Plain or fancy, gourmet or green, Wendy will be happy to take care of all these for you.  She’s orchestrated christening celebrations, wedding party events, and even funeral foods.

Supper Club Organization & Planning 

…Perhaps your friends have wanted to start a supper club to gather periodically for fun times and good food! If so, Wendy will help you get your own supper club organized and launched and will do as little as menu/recipe planning with shopping lists or, she will be there to guide everyone through the meal preparation and eat’n!

"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly."  M. F. K. Fisher

Are there foods or beverages you've wanted to learn more about but think it would be more fun to share and experience with others?  Let's do a tasting.... whether it be cheeses, olive oils, vinegars or sauces, a group tasting party gives everyone a chance to tickle their taste buds, or decide they don't like some things too. 

Sunday Soup Suppers  
…Wouldn’t it be fun to have a neighborhood gathering, or friends over from church for a casual soup supper? Wendy will come over and prepare soups for you and light accompaniments so all you have to do is put out the Welcome Mat, heat & eat!