In Home Private Chef Services | Weekly Meal Prep. - Q & A
Serving Orange County, CA since 2011
Phoenix/Scottsdale, AZ Las Vegas, NV and San Diego County, CA since 2020
What Cities are served?
We provide full services in all of Orange County, CA, parts of Los Angeles county/San Diego County/San Bernardino county/Riverside County, Phoenix/Scottsdale AZ and Las Vegas NV. In Western Mass we offer nutrition counseling and meal prep only. Contact us and find out if we have a chef available in your city.
How do I get started?
First call Whole Health Everyday owner, Rebecca Clubb, to discuss which chef may be best for you and to answer any questions you may have. You may also schedule a 15min call with her to talk! Then she will set up an appointment for you to meet with her and the chef at your home to discuss an in depth list of questions about your dietary needs, meal requirements and likes/dislikes.
If you prefer to do everything over the phone that is okay too although we highly recommend a meeting to ensure a successful cooking session.
Each week the chef will send you a menu suggestion list and you chose which items you want. The chef will do the shopping (or you can) and show up on the appointed day and prepare all the meals. Each meal is labeled and you are left heating instructions.
I have a meal plan from my trainer/doctor/nutritionist. Can the chef follow that?
YES! Our chefs can follow any diet plan and even speak to your health professional regarding your needs. Our chefs will come up with creative menus based on the perimeters set by your plan
How is the chef chosen?
Rebecca will ask you what day(s) of the week you want the cooking done, what your basic dietary needs are, and what city you live in. This will cut the list of possibilities down for you to then read the profiles on each available chef. You may choose from the available chefs or she can choose for you.
Can I change chefs after I chose one or have worked with one?
Yes! You may change chefs anytime.
Are all the chefs professionally trained and trained in cooking for specialty diets?
Yes, all WHE chefs are professional chefs with a history of working with all types of diets from Plant Paradox, Paleo, Bulletproof, Vegan, Vegetarian, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart issues, Food Sensitivities, Food Allergies, Whole30, Keto, and much more. Every WHE chef can take any food restriction and come up with creative delicious meals that fit your needs. It is what we do!
The chefs of WHE get on going training and education in specialized diets.
What if I am not sure of the kind of meals I should have the chef make?
We have an optional service for a Lifestyle Meal Assessment with chef Brett. This plan will provide you with advice on your health goals and a recommend meal plan.
Can I ask the chef to make my recipes from my favorite cook book?
Yes! You may have the chef make your recipes or the chef can use their own.
Can I do the shopping myself?
Yes! If you want to do the shopping the chef will supply you with a grocery list
How long does it take the chef to cook?
Each situation is unique and that is why we charge by the hour. Generally speaking a dinner for 4 people would be approximately one hour give or take. It all depends on the menu, the complexity of the meal and the number of servings. See below for some examples. Fees range from $55hr-70hr
If I want the chef to stay within a time/fee budget is that possible?
Yes, if, for example, you want the chef to try to stay under 4 hours then he/she will plan menus that are possible in that approximate time frame. You may ask the chef to estimate the time each week after you select the menu and make changes as you would like.
Do you guarantee how long the chef will take cooking?
No we do not but we can give estimates once you choose a menu
See below for menu examples with example times.
Are there other fees besides the cooking time?
Yes, we charge for the chef time to menu plan and shop at the same rates. The usual time for menu planning is 15-30min depending on the complexity of your diet.
Can I have the chef make breakfast, lunches, and snacks as well as dinner?
Yes! We are a personal chef service and can make anything you would like.
We can even do your smoothie prep work and kids lunches!
How are the meals packaged?
You may buy your own containers or we can purchase them and bill you.
You may have the meals packaged in individual servings or family style.
How do I reheat the meals?
Unlike restaurant take-out these meals are prepared so when you reheat them they are perfect! When we meet to go over all the intake questions we will ask you how you prefer to heat the meals and the chef will give you heating instructions based on this info.
Can I have the chef prep the meal and not cook it and I will cook it when I get home?
Yes! The chef can prepare the complete meal or just prep. Whatever you prefer. In general the chef will prepare meals in such a way that when you reheat them per the instructions it will come out perfect!
Can I see sample menus?
Yes! Chef out the chef pages for sample menus by each chef. Your menus will be planned per your needs but this will give you an idea of the chefs styles.
Do I have to be home when the chef cooks?
No. Most people are not home when the chef cooks but this is up to you.
Will the chef clean the kitchen?
Yes, the chef will clean up after cooking. Be sure to leave cleaning supplies and a broom for the chef.
How much does it cost?
Fees range from $55-75 per hour for the chefs time depending on location, dietary needs, length of commitment, number of cook date per week, availability of chefs, time of day the chef cooks, and other factors.
Billable hours are for menu planning/emails/calls, shopping time, and in home.
Do I need to commit to a long-term contract?
No, you can use a chef one time or on a weekly basis.
Most people hire one chef to cook on a weekly basis one or two times per week.
If you commit to using the chef weekly then the chef will hold his/her time and commit to working for you on that set day(s) each week.
We only ask for 5days notice to cancel any scheduled appointment. No long term commitment.
Can I have the meals delivered?
Yes, we can rent a commercial kitchen and deliver the meals. Fees are $35hr + $15 per day for kitchen rental. We are not a meal delivery service offering mass produced food. You will still have YOUR chef cook just for YOU. A personal chef creating your meals and delivering them. Also check out our meal delivery program for set menus.
Sarah P., Newport Beach, CA
I was so impressed with Rebecca and her amazing staff of talented chefs. I called her last minute and she was beyond accommodating, sincere and pleasant. Not only did I call her one day before my event, but I also had a slew of dietary restrictions. Her personal chef called me that night with a delightful menu. When I shared with her my budget constraints, she offered ways that I could reduce the cost (seriously, who does that these days--especially when you pay per hour). As a very busy working professional and mom, I greatly appreciated her honesty and support to work around my budget, schedule and dietary restrictions. Plus, the food was absolutely delicious--and gluten and dairy free ! My guests loved the tasty creations and couldn't stop talking about my dinner party ! Thank you Rebecca and your amazing staff--most notably Cyndy Klein, my personal chef--for the amazing service. Top notch ! I will most definitely use their services again !
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