Hiring a private chef may seem like something reserved for the rich and famous, but personal chefs are more accessible than ever. You could hire a personal chef for your small dinner party so you can simply enjoy the company of your friends while someone else does the dirty work. Or you could bring in a private chef for a weekend getaway and have your personal tastes catered to. There are also personal chefs who can cook for you as you look to meet a personal health goal, such as weight loss, or as you train for an athletic competition.
Private chefs come with all types of specialties. Some have expertise in a certain type of cuisine, while others cater to a specific type of diet or lifestyle. No matter what you’re looking for in a private chef, you should be able to find one that meets your needs.
In this article, we wanted to highlight two private chefs who are doing exceptional work in their field. It can be difficult to stand out as a personal chef in a big city, but these two woman are doing just that, and receiving rave reviews from their clients.
The first is Chef Liz at The Pickled Beet in Miami, Florida. Chef Liz specializes healthy, balanced meals for clients with a variety of nutritional needs. Every meal is completely customized and prepared with extreme care.
Chef Liz has an intimate understanding of special dietary needs. Several years ago, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and she found that changing her diet was the only thing that helped with her symptoms. She is now gluten, soy and dairy-free and feeling great! It’s her desire to help others achieve the healthiest life possible through customized meals.
Chef Liz says on her website,
I founded The Pickled Beet to help you live your best life by nourishing your body with exactly what it needs. Whether you’re healthy and want to stay that way, you’ve been diagnosed recently with a disease, or you are struggling with food allergies or sensitivities, we can help by preparing meals that you just can’t wait to eat.”
The Pickled Beet’s clients have nothing but great things to say about the meals. Mari E. says,
Chef Liz has been preparing meals for me and my family for about six weeks now! Every meal has been delicious. I’ve lowered my cholesterol from 235 to 165 and lost 15lbs. Every meal is custom tailored to fit our needs and tastes. We’ve been eating anti-inflammatory foods and we feel much better. Chef Liz is a delight! My only regret is not hiring her sooner!”
Another great private chef who is garnering praise from clients is Chef Julie of Mint Personal Chef Services in Los Angeles. Chef Julie has a background in Greek cuisine and has worked in fine dining establishments in Europe, but says she has found her “true calling” as a private chef.
Chef Julie offers weekly in-home food prep, and also cooks for private dinner parties and events. In addition, she offers customized cooking classes. On her blog and her Facebook page, you’ll find some of her healthy and delicious recipes and some short, informative videos with cooking tips.
Clients comment on her creativity and amazing flavors in the dishes she prepares. One of her clients, Peter K., had this to say about Chef Julie, “Chef Julie is amazing at meal prep, corporate events, or cater to parties! Her food is delicious with impeccable presentation! She is very attentive to your needs and creative with her dishes. She has her culinary experiences from Italy and Spain and it really comes through in her cooking. Not only that she is fun to be around! Would definitely hire her again for another event!”
Whether you are looking to improve your health, put on a stress-free dinner party, or simply treat yourself to customized meals made by a professional, a private chef is the way to go. Look for one near you who will cater to your specific needs and provide you with a great experience.