Reclaim your time and your dinner table! Let Denver's Personal Chef Emilie Epard collaborate with you to plan fresh, affordable, home-cooked meals to be enjoyed at home. She will purchase the ingredients, prepare and package entire meals in your kitchen; leaving the area clean and smelling of delicious food.
Chef Emilie's clients live in Colorado cities across the Denver metro area, including Lakewood, Wheatridge, Arvada, Highlands Ranch, and the greater Denver area. The process begins with a personal meeting to discuss what you enjoy eating; as well as allergies, etc. Based on this conversation, Chef Emilie will prepare a menu of five, four-serving entrées and side dishes. The menu and number of meals can be tweaked. Suggestions and requests for favorite meals are welcomed.
On the agreed upon cook date, Chef Emilie will shop for all perishables and prepare the agreed upon dishes in your kitchen using her equipment. Each dish will be packaged and labeled with heating instructions; your kitchen left clean and tidy.
The five meals consist of four servings each and can be eaten in a week's time or frozen for later. Chef Emilie can customize the meal schedule to fit your needs. For example, if you do not desire sides, but prefer main dishes only, you can substitute ala carte items such as chicken salad (perhaps for lunches), rolls of oven-ready cookie dough, and tapenade (for snacking or impromptu hosting).
Raised in Louisiana, Chef Emilie experienced the rich culinary roots of the south firsthand. Delicious family meals shaped her entire attitude toward preparing and sharing food. Whatever the dish, it should be made from quality ingredients and taste great. Even the simplest meals should nourish and comfort. Everyone should eat well!
Who Needs a Personal Chef?
Almost anyone can benefit from the services of a personal chef.
- Busy families
- Professionals with no time to cook
- People recovering from surgery or illness
- Parents of a new baby
- Hosts of out-of-town guests
- Anyone wanting to eat fresh food in the comfort of their own home
Do I Get to Choose The Meals?
Of course! You approve every menu Chef Emilie creates prior to her preparing it.
How many meals will Chef Emilie cook during a cook date?
A standard cook date yields five main-dish entrées for four people, plus side dishes. However, Chef Emilie will collaborate with you to determine your needs. Her ala carte menu offers snacks that can easily be turned into small meals. You decide!
Do I provide the cookware?
Chef Emilie uses her equipment. You provide a clean kitchen and space in your refrigerator and freezer for delicious meals.
Is a Personal Chef Expensive?
The service is surprisingly affordable, especially when compared to the cost of restaurant meals and “convenience” foods from the supermarket; not to mention the time you regain for yourself not having to travel to the grocery store and prepare food. Finally, consider the convenience and peace of mind you gain by having ready-to-eat meals prepared safely in your kitchen by one person. Chef Emilie’s clients not only benefit from eating well-made food, they benefit by reclaiming their time and their dinner tables.