Who can benefit from Fadime’s Home Cooking?
Fadime’s is a gourmet personal chef service designed for busy families and working people, and for people with special dietary needs. We cater to people with people on special diets, people with food allergies, seniors, busy executives, and new moms. It is perfect for anyone who wants help with cooking, as well as an upscale cuisine, a healthy lifestyle, and more time and energy!
Can I afford Personal Chef Services?
Compared with the time and money you would spend on planning your meals, shopping, cooking, cleaning up and portioning as well as labeling, Fadime’s Personal Chef / Home Cooking is very affordable. Plus, it allows you extra time and energy to devote to your children or worthwhile professional pursuits or hobbies.
If you were to compare a personal chef service to restaurant service you could think of it this way: For a restaurant, you must travel to get there and possibly wait for a table. If you have allergies or special requests you don’t always have the guarantee that they will be honored since most entrees are “assembly line” ready in the kitchen. After eating your meal you must pay for it, tip the server and travel back home.
How long will you be here? (In-home cooking)
Because we’ll be cooking several different entrees and side dishes from scratch, it can take between 4-8 hours. It is not possible to say exactly how many hours, since it will vary based on the menu selections, as some dishes take more time than others to prepare.
I’ll be home that day. Is it okay if I watch—or help?
While we enjoy spending time with our clients we try to limit it to the beginning and end of our cook dates. This is to help ensure the excellent quality of your meals.
Do I have to leave you my key in order for you to get in?
This is something we always leave up to the client for them to decide how they feel most comfortable. We may choose a date someone will be home, or I arrive before they go to work. It’s up to the client.
Do I heat the food?
Yes. Any entrees that have been stored for you in your freezer should be defrosted overnight in your refrigerator and heated, to be enjoyed at the peak of their flavor. You will receive a detailed inventory of what has been stored with easy to follow heating instructions.
How much freezer space do you need?
It depends on the number of meals you have requested and the sizes of the containers, but it does generally require a considerable amount of freezer space. We will consider your freezer size when we meet to determine your meal quantity needs and suggest easy ways to organize the items you will be keeping in your freezer along with your freshly prepared personal chef meals. Efficient storage is one of the reasons we prefer to select the appropriate sized containers for uniform and maximum storage.
Do I pay you ahead of each cooking date?
For weekly meal plans payment is due the day we prepare the meals. For special events, we collect 15% of the total cost in advance of your cooking date and the balance on the day of your cook day. Container fees will be determined during our initial assessment.
How long will the food last for us?
Depending on how many entrees you order, and how many evenings you eat at home we can determine approximately how long your meals will last. We’ll be happy to help you determine just how often you will want to schedule the Fadime’s Personal Chef Services to best serve your needs. We make sure it supports your busy lifestyle while fitting into your schedule.
How far will we travel?
We are based in Brookline, MA for personal chef services we generally serve Brookline MA, Newton MA, Needham MA, Chestnut Hill MA, and Wellesley MA. For private parties, we service the greater Boston, MA area.