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.
PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES
(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
…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."
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
CULINARY COACHING & EDUCATION
(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
“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'
Party Assistance "Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." M. F. K. Fisher
…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.
…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!
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!
"Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly." M. F. K. Fisher