mimmy's house a personal chef service in albany new york                                                              Mimmy's House A Personal Chef Service    cheflaura@mimmyshouse.com
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What is the difference between a Personal Chef and a Private Chef?
A private chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and is often “living in” and preparing up to 3 meals per day. A Personal Chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom designed for the clients particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them at their leisure in the future.

Do you cook in my kitchen?
No, generally meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen, although I have moved to licensed kitchen and we offer a delivery meal service. Normally, on the agreed upon cooking date a Personal Chef will bring the fresh ingredients for your meals along with their own pots, pans and utensils, and prepare your entrees on site. At Mimmy's House A Personal Chef Service we cook all of the food in our kitchen and deliver the food the following day so we can allow the food to freeze properly.

Do I heat the food?
Yes. Any entrees that have been stored for you in your freezer should be defrosted overnight in your refrigerator, and heated, to be enjoyed at the peak of their flavor. Your Personal Chef will always leave you with easy to follow heating instructions for each entree.

How much freezer space do you need?
It depends on the number of meals you request, and the sizes of the containers, but it does generally require a considerable amount of freezer space. You and your chef should take a look at your freezer to see just how much room you have availabl.? Efficient storage is one of the reasons Personal Chefs prefer to select the appropriate size, uniform storage containers for their clients.

Can you use my containers?
The NYS Health Department requires all personal chefs to use never used disposable containers for food that is prepared for consumption unless you are using glass or stainless steal cookware to reheat your food.

The cost seems to be about what I would pay for an entree in a restaurant - why is that?
Although my fees are expressed per entree or per serving, they actually represent all of the components that make up a professional personal chef service. For example, the assessment process that I complete to determine your likes, needs, special dietary requirements and requests is used to customize your menu selections.

I modify all of my recipes to reflect your wants and needs; meal selections are submitted for your approval; all of the groceries needed for your meals are included; and your meals are all prepared in the safety of our own kitchen. Plus, packaging, labeling and storing your entrees are all features included in this price.

If you were to compare a personal chef service to restaurant service you could think of it this way...For a restaurant, you must drive to get there, possibly wait for a table, take a chance that your server is having a good day, and if you have allergies or special requests you don’t always have the guarantee that they will be honored, since most entrees are “assembly line” ready in the kitchen. After eating your meal you must pay for it, tip the server, and get back in your vehicle to drive home.

If you have a Personal Chef Service, you can heat a beautiful entree that has been prepared specifically for your palate and requirements, and eat it in the comfort of your own home.

Do I pay you ahead of each cooking date?
Yes, that is customary to pay for the service in advance of your cooking date. If you like you may leave me a check for the upcoming cooking date on the day I am cooking.

How long will the food last us?
Depending on how many entrees you order, and how many evenings you eat at home we can determine approximately how long your meals will last. If you travel for business, or entertain in restaurants during the week, or just enjoy eating out on occasion the meals will take you further than if you eat one each night.

How often will we need your service?
I’ll be happy to help you determine just how often you will want to schedule my Personal Chef Service to best serve your needs. I'll make sure it supports your busy lifestyle without putting any pressure on you.

 

We look forward to serving you soon.

Location Address
201 N. Ten Broeck Street
Scotia, NY 12302

Phone
(518) - 449 - 1087

Email
cheflaura@mimmyshouse.com

 

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