Who is amycaseycooks?
I am Amy Casey, the owner and head chef for amycaseycooks Personal Chef Service. I am a member of the United States Personal Chef Association and the Women Chefs and Restaurateurs Association, fully insured, and certified in food safety with ServSafe.
What is the service area of amycaseycooks?
My service area is the northern Jersey Shore in New Jersey and includes Manasquan and the surrounding communities in Monmouth County, northern Ocean County and southern Middlesex County.
How does a personal chef services work?
After contacting me, we schedule your in-home consultation. We will discuss your food preferences including any health concerns. All meals I prepare are to your unique tastes. We plan your customized menu and set your first cook date.
Where do you cook my meals?
Right in your own kitchen! Because of New Jersey health regulations, I am not permitted to cook in my home.
When your cook date arrives, I shop for the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Next I arrive at your home, carrying groceries and any necessary tools to cook your meals.
How long is each personal chef service?
Depending on your menu, cooking and clean up will take between 4 to 6 hours.
How are the meals packaged?
I package and label all meals and place them in the refrigerator or freezer (your choice). I leave a menu listing all items and heating instructions and your kitchen will be spotless.
How often is personal chef service offered?
I recommend weekly or bi-weekly service. However, less frequent options are available based on your needs.
What does the service include?
Various packages are available for your personal chef service based on the number of entrees you chose.
The package price includes the following:
- In-home consultation
- Custom menu planning
- Grocery shopping
- Cooking of all your meals to your taste and diet considerations
- Packaging and labeling
- Detailed menu with heating instructions
- All the clean up. Your kitchen is spotless!
What does the service cost?
The packages are samples of the services that are available. The benefit of a personal chef is that if one of the packages does not fit your needs, I can customize one for you.
Three entrees with sides 3 entrees with side dishes for up to 4 people (12 individual servings)
$300 plus the cost of groceries
Four entrees with sides 4 entrees with side dishes for up to 4 people (16 individual servings)
$375 plus the cost of groceries
Five entrees with sides 5 entrees with side dishes for up to 4 people (20 individual servings)
$450 plus the cost of groceries
Grocery costs are extra and depend on the unique menu. There may also be a cost for containers. It is determined by how you chose to have your meals packaged.
Clients beyond a 30 mile radius of Manasquan, New Jersey may incur a travel fee.
How many servings are in each meal?
The above packages are for 4 servings per entrée with sides. An added cost may apply for additional servings which require more prep, cooking, and clean up time.
Can you prepare foods for special diets such as gluten free, low fat, Paleo, vegan/vegetarian, Mediterranean?
Definitely! I will work with your dietary considerations and your personal taste preferences to design menus unique to your family. Special diets may require an additional charge.
What if I don’t see a package that fits my family’s needs?
The above packages don’t meet your needs? I am ready to discuss your particular needs and work with you to create a package just for you!
Can I reschedule a personal chef service?
If for some reason you must cancel a scheduled personal chef service, please contact me at least 48 hours in advance. If 48 hours notice is not given, a fee of $150 may be charged.
Where can I see photos and read about the delicious meals you prepare?
Click here or on my Facebook page or my Instagram account to see the many of the meals I prepare and can make for you in your own home. I reserve the right to take photos of the food I prepare in my clients’ kitchens. Only photos of the food are taken, and the clients’ privacy is taken into consideration.