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  • 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.
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