Tasty Deliciousness

Frequently Asked Questions

I have food allergies. Can you accommodate?

Absolutely! Every meal we prepare is based on what you tell us about your dietary needs. In the case of severe allergies we suggest using your kitchen equipment and utensils in food preparation to keep the kitchen environment free of any possible cross contamination.

What is a personal chef?

A personal chef is different than a private chef.  A private chef is an employee of an individual or family and is much more expensive.  A personal chef is a business owner and serves numerous clients–generally one per day–providing multiple meals that are custom-designed for the client’s particular tastes, dietary and food allergy requirements.  The meals are packaged and stored according to the client’s needs to be enjoyed at their leisure.

Do you prepare vegetarian/vegan meals?
We have a large file of vegetarian and vegan recipes and pride ourselves on making a variety of high quality, nutritious vegetarian meals.

Do I need to sign a contract?
We do ask that you sign a customer agreement form. The purpose of the agreement is simply to outline what you expect of Tasty Deliciousness as well as the agreed upon payment schedule. There is not a multi-service component to the agreement and clients are free to terminate the service at any time without penalty with seven days notice.

Do I need to make room in my refrigerator and freezer?

Yes, we ask that you clear some space in your refrigerator and freezer so we may properly store your food. We also ask that your sink and counters be free of dishes so we have room to work effectively in your kitchen.

Do I need to be at home during my cook day?

Absolutely not. Tasty Deliciousness will make prior arrangements with you to determine the best way to enter your home if you are not home during the time of your service.

Are you insured?
Yes, Tasty Deliciousness carries liability insurance that protects the client in case of injury or damage to you or your home.

Why can’t you just cook everything at your home and deliver it to me?

I would love to but health department and zoning laws prohibit it.  If a personal chef offers to deliver your meals, an important question to ask is:  Are you preparing them in a licensed, health department-approved commercial kitchen?  Cooking everything at your home as opposed to preparing it offsite and delivering it provides you with the freshest, safest food possible. 

Although working directly in your home is preferred, I may be able to get limited access to a licensed, health-department approved commercial kitchen.  An additional charge to cover the cost of the kitchen will apply.  When working in your home, I will make each service date as accommodating and unobtrusive as possible.

Where are the meals prepared?

Personal chefs differ from caterers in that all the meals are prepared in the safety of your own kitchen according to required food safety guidelines.  On our agreed upon cooking date, I will bring all the ingredients, utensils and equipment required to prepare your selections. At the end of the day, your kitchen will be left clean with nothing left behind except your mouth-watering selections and the aroma of good home cooking.

How long will you be in my home?

Because all your meals are prepared from scratch with great care and attention to detail, I will be at your home anywhere from five to eight hours depending upon the number of entrees and/or side dishes.  I am willing to accommodate whatever works best with your schedule or situation.