If you or your family have strict dietary needs, and you don’t have time to cook healthy meals, or you need catering for your next event, consider hiring a personal chef in New Jersey. A personal chef builds a customized menu of fresh, healthy dishes that are tailored to your tastes and dietary needs. Once they’re prepared, you can pick up the dishes or have them delivered to your house. No mess in the kitchen, no clean-up, no grocery shopping–just a delicious set of meals, ready to eat.

Before you start shopping for a personal chef, take time to determine your needs and decide what you’re looking for in a chef. Every chef is unique, and comes with their own set of skills, experience, and preparation methods. Don’t settle for someone that you’re not completely comfortable with–choose someone that meets your needs while still fitting within your budget. As you do your research, here’s some factors to consider before you hire a chef:

Choose Someone That Meets Your Dietary Needs

Everyone has their own unique diet. Even if you don’t have special needs (allergies, lactose intolerance, etc.), you’ll still have unique tastes and preferences that require a particular set of skills. And if you or your family does have special allergies, you’ll require a chef with even more knowledge and experience to prepare safe, healthy dishes with lots of nutritious ingredients. As you research potential chefs, make sure they can handle food allergies, low-fat diets, lactose intolerance, or other special requirements.

Understand the Difference Between a Personal and Private Chef

There’s a difference between a personal and a private chef. When you hire a personal chef, you’re not hiring someone that will live with you or visit every day to cook your meals–that’s a private chef. A personal chef prepares the food at their facility, then delivers your meals to your house or invites you to pick them up at your convenience. Make sure you don’t hire a personal chef if you’re really looking for a private one, and vice versa.

Choose a Level of Experience and Certification

Every personal chef has a different level of experience and certification. Some chefs attended culinary school and received professional training, while others are self-trained and work at smaller facilities. More professional training doesn’t necessarily mean a better chef, but it can be a factor in helping you make a decision. Evaluate each chef’s level of experience and knowledge, then consider how you could make that experience work for you.

Looking for a Personal Chef?

If you’re looking for a personal chef in New Jersey, Foodini’s offers some of the best in personal chef services. Our professional chef John Deatcher will work with you to build customized meals that fit your tastes, preferences, and dietary needs. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, our delicious meals are perfect for your busy lifestyle. Get in touch with us today and we’ll get started on building a meal plan that’s right for you.

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- Chef John Deatcher

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