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Boston Personal Chef Services

mpierce64 Aug 19, 2008 05:14 PM

This is more of a dining in question rather than a dining out question, but for those weekdays that are just too busy to go out, can anyone recommend a good personal chef service? There are so many in the Boston area that it is difficult to figure out which, if any, are actually good and worth the money. Thank you.

  1. Pia Sep 2, 2008 05:43 AM

    About how much do personal chef services cost around here?

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      cath116 Sep 1, 2008 03:07 PM

      I've been using the services of Sharon Shiner from Thyme-to-Cook (www.thyme-to-cook.com) since I had major surgery in early June. She's great - meals are delicious, nutritious without being obnoxiously so, and flavor packed. She's a delight to work with and is extremely flexible.

      1. meaganl Sep 1, 2008 11:40 AM

        Definitely be sure to checkout fromscratchboston.com.

        1. SeaSide Tomato Aug 29, 2008 09:56 PM

          At my local farmers market, there's a vendor selling unbelievably good carrot cake (yes, carrot cake, with choc chips:) and bannana bread. She offers a personal chef service out of Milton called "Someone's in the kitchen." The carrot cake is vegan and delicious--which tells me she may accomodate certain dietary restrictionsi f necessary.

          If her baked goods are any indicaton, she's a great chef.

          1. Small Plates Aug 20, 2008 06:52 AM

            The American Personal and Private Chef Association is another good resource:


            These chefs have been trained and certified by the APPCA, and most (if not all) have SafeServ Sanitation certificates and are insured. (I was a personal chef for many years and belonged to this organization - its members are highly qualified, have excellent resources and take part in ongoing training through membership


            Good luck!

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              JoEllen Aug 20, 2008 04:13 AM

              I would recommend contacting the USPCA - Hire a Chef. You can check online at Hire a Chef for your location in Boston and start the process there. I am a personal chef in Newport, RI - you could ask for a reference or two from the chef. Some chef's specialize in a certain cuisine or special diet (vegetarian, gluten free etc) if that something that you are looking for. Hopefully this helps!

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