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.