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A la Maison Personal Chef Service   personal chef serving bucks county and mercer county
Service available weekly, bi-weekly, monthly
Special Occasions
Dinner Parties
Cooking Classes & Parties
Gift Certificates
 
 
How does it work?
How much does it cost?
What is Mediterranean-inspired cuisine?
Do you cook in my kitchen?
Are you insured?
How do I know you will handle my food safely?
Do you have gift certificates available?
Can you help with weight loss programs?
How do I get started?
When do you deliver? Do I need to be home?

How does it work?
First, we will schedule a consultation to meet with you and/or your family to discuss your tastes and preferences, dietary restrictions, and lifestyle, to help determine which package will best meet your needs, as well as the frequency of service.

Prior to each cooking date you will receive customized menu suggestions for your approval. On your scheduled cooking day your meals will be prepared, packaged, and delivered to you. All of the food will be clearly labeled and a complete menu and heating instructions will be left for you.

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How much does it cost?
In general, the cost is about what you would expect to pay in a moderately priced restaurant or if you frequently purchase prepared foods from the market or specialty stores. The difference is that in addition to  receiving restaurant quality meals with the convenience of take-out, you will get freshly prepared meals that are customized to your tastes and  preferences. And you will save an average of 7 to 10 hours a week.

We will discuss your pricing options during your consultation. You will quickly see that you are getting more than just a meal. You are getting more free time, less hassle, and relieved of the worry of what's for dinner. You and your family will eat better and have more time to do the things you want to do rather than spending your valuable time in the kitchen.

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What is Mediterranean-inspired cuisine
Chef Melissa's cuisine is inspired by her frequent travels to Europe, particularly the Provençe region of France, which is situated along the Mediterranean coastline and is where sensible, healthy, home-cooked meals are still the norm. Mediterranean-style cuisine is light and healthy with emphasis on using the finest, freshest ingredients available. Think extra virgin olive oil, fresh herbs and vegetables, citrus fruit, olives, garlic, lean meats and fish.

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Do you cook in my kitchen?
Meals for standard personal chef service are prepared in our commercial kitchen and conveniently delivered to your home or office. So there's no need for you to be worried about the state of your kitchen, appliances or cookware nor about having someone in your house for hours at a time. Note that exceptions do apply to dinner party service and cooking parties/classes for which meals are prepared on site.

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Are you insured?
Yes. A la Maison is licensed and carries general liability insurance.

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How do I know you will handle my food safely?
Chef Melissa is ServSafe certified, which is the sanitation and safe food handling certification in the food service industry.

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Do you have gift certificates available?
Yes. Just give us a call to discuss your gift-giving needs and order your gift certificate.

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Can you help with weight loss programs?
While we are happy to discuss your dietary needs our service is best for those who share our philosophy of everything in moderation. We favor healthy eating (e.g. low sodium, healthy fats, lean protein, etc.) and sensible portions over restrictive diet and weight loss programs and fad diets. Note that A la Maison chefs are not registered dieticians or health instructors, and cannot recommend any plan suitable for your health. We rely on existing plans for nutrition or diet, and portion control. We make no claims and take no responsibility for weight loss or gain, or other health-related issues.

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How do I get started?
The first step toward simplifying your life with A la Maison is to contact us and schedule a consultation to discuss what you want from your personal chef service, including any special dietary needs, favorite foods, and a meal plan to suit your busy lifestyle. Upon selecting A la Maison for your personal chef service we will select your first menu and schedule your cooking date.

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When do you deliver? Do I need to be home?
Deliveries are currently made on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons depending on frequency of service and your geographical area. You do not need to be home for delivery as long as we can gain access to your refrigerator and freezer. Most of our clients leave us a key or access code. We will discuss specifics regarding delivery during your consultation.

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A la Maison    P.O. Box 314    Newtown, PA 18940    215.919.9865    ChefMelissaW@gmail.com