Frequently Asked Questions
what will i have to do?
When Mandy sends you a proposed menu plan, you'll review the menu, edit it if needed, and email your approval to her. Plans come two weeks at a time, so you'll only be doing this once every other week.
what is the investment for this service?
Prices vary depending on the number of meals you'd like each week, but you can expect to pay between $300-$450 per cook day for 3-5 entrees of 4-6 portions each (excluding the cost of groceries). You will receive a personalized quote when you complete your initial consult with Mandy.
how can a personal chef help my family?
The #1 reason Nourishment exists is to make it easier for families to come to the table and have a meal together. There is a wealth of research that proves how valuable family dinner is for children. Benefits include: better academic performance, higher self esteem, lower rates of obesity, young children read earlier and easier, lower "high-risk" teenage behaviors including smoking, violence, eating disorders, and depression.
when and where is the food cooked?
Your grocery shopping and cooking takes place on your assigned cook day. That day stays the same each week. To be a contract cook in Wisconsin, Mandy must cook from your home. Mandy brings her mobile kitchen (utensils, pots/pans, etc.) to your home and prepares all of the week's meals at that time. You do not need to be present for the cook day, as Mandy typically cooks during working hours. However, she does need access into your home (via a garage/front door code or key).
when can we start?
In most cases, we can begin in as soon as 5-7 days. However, availability is limited, so please contact us for the most up to date information.
do you offer cooking classes, dinner parties, and other personal chef services?
Yes, however it depends on the nature of the service you're requesting. Use the form below to inquire about full-service cook days, pantry overhauls, dinner parties, private cooking classes, or menu-planning-only services you're interested in. We'll get back to you to let you know if we think the opportunity is a good fit for each of us!