FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What areas do you serve?
All of Coastal Virginia.
Who does the cooking?
As the chef and owner, I do it all from menu planning, to food shopping, to cooking and clean-up.
Do you have to cook in my home?
Virginia/Maryland/D.C. state health department regulations require that all meals prepared by a personal chef be cooked in the home of the consumer or a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen. If you prefer that I not cook in your kitchen, I am happy to prepare your meals in a commercial kitchen.
Do you have your food handler's card?
Yes. I hold an up-to-date food handler's certification from the nationally recognized ServSafe.
Are you insured?
Yes. I hold liability insurance designed especially for personal chefs and caterers.
Did you attend culinary school?
Yes. I received my culinary training at Johnson and Wales University in Charleston, SC.
Can you provide references and a resume?
Yes, please visit my LinkedIn profile for my full resume.
How do you know what I like to eat?
By filling out the intake form, this will provide me with a general idea of your preferences. Additional details can also be provided on the follow-up phone call / email.
How do I choose what I want you to cook? Is there a menu?
After our consultation, I will send you a sample menu that meets your requests. We can adjust this menu as needed.
When and how do I pay you?
A deposit of 20% is due at the time of booking, and the balance is due the day of the event. I accept credit card payment through Square or cash.
What is your cancellation policy?
Full refund is given 14 days before the event. If you cancel within 72 hours, I am unable to refund the deposit.