Chef Joseph Bianchi
is a member of
American Personal Chef Association.
International Code of Ethics
Culinary Institute of America
Do I Need a Personal Chef?
Not everyone does. But if you are fed up with fast food,
commercial frozen foods loaded with sodium and
preservatives, or take out, then the answer is yes.
If your busy life doesn't give you the chance to shop
for and cook healthy meals for your family you should
seriously consider how a personal chef can help.
Busy, career minded individuals, dual income couples
with limited time, new mothers, those recuperating from
illness or hospital stays – A Personal Chef can change
the way you experience the dinner hour. No more rushing
around, eating poorly and facing a kitchen to clean up.
A personal chef will provide you with nutritious and
wholesome home-cooked meals.
Can I Afford a Personal Chef?
Yes! Having your own personal chef is very affordable;
especially when you consider how much your time is
worth. I do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning, you
heat the meals and enjoy fine dinning in your home.
Personal Chef or Private Chef?
A private chef is an employee of an individual or family
and often lives on the premises. Private Chefs do 100%
of the cooking -- every meal, every day. This type of
service is very expensive often costing $50,000-$80,000
A Personal Chef serves several clients. Usually, a
Personal Chef visits the home of one client each day and
prepares multiple meals for a week or two. Personal Chef
Service is very affordable and is intended for busy
couples and families who don't always have time to eat
healthy, wholesome food.
Why do you cook in my kitchen?
Cooking in your own kitchen serves a variety of
purposes. First of all, your meals are stored when they
are as fresh as possible (using proper cooling
techniques); this ensures that they will be delicious
when you are ready to eat them. By cooking in your
kitchen, transportation is eliminated and safe, healthy,
personally customized gourmet meals become affordable. I
have access to a commercial kitchen if you prefer
delivery service only.
How long will it take?
All of your meals are made from fresh ingredients. It
usually takes approximately four hours to prepare, cook
and clean-up. Obviously this time may change depending
on your menu choices.
Do you provide the containers?
Having containers that are a uniform size means less
storage space is used in your refrigerator and freezer.
We will provide high quality containers to store your
meals. There is a one-time container fee. If there is a
menu item that you would like cooked or stored in a
personal casserole or baking dish, that can certainly be
arranged. If you prefer throw away containers, for even
less work on your behalf, that can be arranged too.
Is heating the meals difficult?
No. Clear and easy directions are left with each entree
and side dish ordered.
How long can I store my meals?
Refrigerated (35º-38ºF) entrees should be consumed
within 5 days of cooking, depending on the food type
(fish within 3 days to be safe). Frozen entrees,
contrary to popular opinion, do NOT have unlimited shelf
life. Freezing does not stop spoiling, it only slows it
down. Most frozen entrees should be consumed within 2
months to ensure quality and freshness purposes. We uses
no extra salt or preservatives.
What about dinner parties?
You can arrange with Chef Joseph to provide gourmet
multi-course dinner party menus for special occasions.
Your Personal Chef will become your private chef for the
day of your event. This is one of my specialties.
Can I give Chef services as a gift?
Yes. Gift certificates are available.
Does Chef Joseph give lessons?
Yes. Chef can be hired for private cooking instruction.