How a Personal Chef Saves You Money
When I tell people I provide personal chef services, the most common response is, “Oh, wow! I’m not rich enough to afford that kind of service.”
It’s an understandable reaction. Through the years, I’ve learned that most people assume that having a chef prepare customized meals for them – especially weekly prepared meals – would break the bank.
Here’s the thing: that’s not the truth at all.
Personal chef services are more affordable than you might think.
Let’s break down the numbers so you can see for yourself:
Say you and your family of four eat out 7 times a week—a few times for lunch and a few times for dinner.
- At an average meal price of $20-25 per person,
- taxes, plus a minimal 15% tip,
- you would spend $644 to $805/week.
Don’t forget to add the forgotten $250-300 you may have spent on groceries for the week (before you realized you weren’t going to have time to prepare or cook meals).
And then, there are the typically unquantifiable costs of:
- driving to and from the restaurant,
- waiting for your food,
- and waiting for the check.
When you consider all of the above expenses, you realize you already spent considerably more than your budget dictates just by eating out.
Now, say you hire a personal chef to cook your meals instead.
You still pay for the meal, of course. But! You don’t pay tax or tip. And you won’t waste time driving to and from the restaurant or waiting on the check after the meal.
We all know that at the end of a long day, every minute counts for families.
Instead, you come home from work and school pick-up, get in your comfy clothes, open the refrigerator to find a selection of custom, restaurant-quality, prepared meals ready for you to heat and serve in minutes.
No more rotting vegetables in the fridge mean grocery savings too! And that’s important on a global level because according to the United Nations Environment Programme, 30-40% of the US food supply gets wasted. That’s more than 20 pounds of food per person, per month!
And the best part?
You don’t have to compromise your good intentions to eat healthier for cost or convenience.
We cook your meals from scratch, which means they are infinitely healthier than restaurant fare dishes. And we tailor each meal to your family’s taste preferences, food allergies, or other dietary requests or restrictions.
Most people who say they can’t afford a personal chef direly need one because:
- You don’t have time to cook.
- You want more time around the table with your family.
- You or your loved ones have food allergies that make it difficult to eat at restaurants.
- You end up throwing out half the fresh groceries you bought at the end of the week.
All of these problems become non-issues with help from a personal chef.
If you’ve wanted to hire a personal chef, but you thought it was out of your budget, think again. We want to help you and your family gather about the table for more connection and conversation over delicious, home-cooked meals.
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Preview a sample menu and pricing on our personal chef services page. Then, complete the contact form so Bianca can call and discuss a meal plan that works for you.
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