You’ve all heard of celebrities having personal chefs, but what if I told you that this is an accessible resource for “normal” people like us as well? Last week I was invited to Chef Chris Henry’s house for a soiree, to be introduced to what a personal chef’s services means exactly.
Depending on your family’s needs, Chris will customize a weekly menu based on dietary requirements — gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, vegetarian etc — and work together with you to create menus you and your family will enjoy. Essentially she will come into your home (or prepare them in her home and bring them to you) to cook everything and this includes shopping for the groceries as well.
We were treated to a taste of what Chris would make for her clients. For appetizers, there were Marinated Mozzarella Skewers with Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil, perfect if you were wanting to host a dinner. My son even ate these and he’s usually not a fan of tomatoes!
Then there were Roasted Kale Chips which is a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies. I was so inspired by Chris I came home and made some of these myself!
Tomato Soup with Toast Gruyere Croutons was hearty and tasty, yet really light as well. The gruyere croutons were delicious and such an innovative idea to serve the soup with.
One of my favorites was the Lemon Shrimp Orzo Salad with Feta. This would make for a great appetizer or main course.
Another really healthy and flavorful item was Salmon “Rainbow Cakes” with Greek Yogurt Caper Sauce. What a great way to get the kids to eat fish! My son is not a fan of fish and devoured this!
Even the Beef & Espresso Chili with Cayenne Cream Sauce wasn’t heavy and thick. It was light and definitely tasted home made and served with cute Mini Corn Cheese Muffins.
For a comfort food treat, but without the fat and calories, Home-style Turkey Meatloaf with Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Sage & Caramelized Onions was indeed healthy and savory. The mashed sweet potatoes were delicious.
Chef Chris is a mom herself and her menus reflect the healthy home-cooked aspect of that. These dishes were all items I would be comfortable and happy to serve my child knowing he will be fed a nutritious yet delicious meal.
The meals are approximately $350 per week for 3-4 entree meals for a family of four. This includes the shopping, the cooking as well as the cleaning up. For more information, visit Chef Chris Henry’s website or you can call 949-433-9995 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a free consultation.