What is a Personal Chef?

A personal chef (PC) is specially trained in all aspects of culinary arts, menu design and in some cases, has a background in nutrition. The PC goes to a client’s home and prepares meals for their clients based on their needs and personal preferences. A Personal Chef will leave prepared meals in the client’s home for them to enjoy later. The menu is pre-planned and discussed with the client. The Personal Chef will go grocery shopping on the set cooking day, then cook the entrees and clean up. Your dinners are packaged in containers, labeled with heating instructions, and stored in your refrigerator and/or freezer. All you need to do is put your leisure clothes on, open your refrigerator, turn on the oven, and then relax and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal in the comfort of your own home!

What can a Personal Chef do for me?

A Personal Chef will customize menus and recipes to fit YOUR needs – warm, hearty comfort foods, Italian, French, Mexican, or any gourmet creation you desire. Meals can also be tailored with special needs in mind, such as: low-fat, high-protein, low-carb, low-sodium, vegetarian or vegan.

Do I have to be home for delivery?

No, and most people aren’t. Arrangements for kitchen access are made during the assessment. Remember: We are fully bonded and insured.

What areas do you cover?

Thyme Well Spent – Personal Chef Service, LLC currently serves Greensboro, High Point, and Summerfield, North Carolina.

What menus do you offer?

Menus are created based upon your food preferences and dietary needs. Because we have hundreds of recipes, you will never get bored with your choices. We research recipes from over 20 internet resources and have a huge library of cook-books, so new creations are available every week!

Are all the meals frozen?

All meals are freshly prepared and either will be frozen immediately or if you would like we can refrigerate a few so you can use them the same day or next! Sometimes you will get what we call a fresh meal in the sense it needs to be cooked that day for freshness… normally this applies to fish or grill entrees. For the entrees we freeze, you simply move your entrees from the freezer to refrigerator the night before you plan to eat.

What are some of the benefits of your Personal Chef Service?

You will gain more time for yourself and enjoy more time with family and friends. Your PC will relieve you from the hassle of planning, shopping, preparation and cleanup. With Thyme Well Spent – Personal Chef Service, LLC you can enjoy marvelous food that you have personally ordered while relaxing in the comforts of your own home.

Who can benefit from a Personal Chef Service?

  • Post-Operative patients or friends recuperating from grief and illness
  • Those who detest cooking, grocery shopping and cleaning up after meals
  • Anyone who would like to have more time to spend with friends and family
  • Busy Professionals who are “fed up” with low-quality fast-food meals or spending most of their hard-earned paycheck on
    dining out!
  • Parents with toddlers who hang on their legs while they struggle to cook dinner! (Sound familiar?)
  • Parents with a multitude of after-school activities who still value family meal times and need quick and nutritious meals the
    whole family will love.
  • Singles with hectic careers, full social lives, and/or family obligations
  • Retired Folks/Senior Citizens/Caregivers
  • Those who love to entertain at home – but never get to enjoy the party!
  • New moms and dads
  • Those looking for the perfect gift (house warming, thank-you, corporate client gifts)
  • Those with a lovely designer kitchen that’s never seen the light of day!

How does the food taste after it’s been frozen?

Clients often ask this and are pleasantly surprised to find that their frozen meals taste as fresh as if they had just been prepared. Using careful cooking and packaging techniques ensures that the quality and freshness of the food is maintained even after freezing. Easy thawing and heating instructions are included to make things simple, fast, and convenient for you.

How long will you be in my home?

Your PC will take anywhere from 3-5 hours, depending on which of several different main meal and accompanying side dishes are being prepared. All entrees are prepared from scratch.

This sounds great, but can I afford it?

Think about the cost of groceries. How much food goes in the trash? Then, consider what you spend on take-out food, meals at restaurants and convenience foods. When you add it all up, you will not be surprised to discover that hiring Thyme Well Spent – Personal Chef Service, LLC may be less expensive! Hiring a PC is no longer a luxury afforded only by corporate America or the rich and famous – it’s ideal for you and your busy lifestyle!

Do I pay you ahead of each cooking date?

Yes, it is customary to pay for the service in advance of your cooking date. If you like, you may leave a check for the upcoming cooking date on the previous cook day or send a check via mail well in advance of the next cook-date.

What other services do you offer?

In addition to the traditional Personal Chef service, we will do in-home dinner parties, secret chef service, holiday prep, date nights and in-home cooking classes. Gift certificates are also available. What perfect gift for new parents or new homeowners? You can also give gift certificates for anniversaries, Mother’s day, Father’s Day, holiday presents, corporate client gifts, newlyweds, thank-you gifts and for family and friends recovering from surgery or other medical needs.