What is a personal chef?
A personal, or a private chef is someone who prepares meals for his clients, in their home kitchens, or a chosen venue. People hire private chefs to prepare food for all sorts of gatherings, celebrations,… or just to experience fine-dining at the comfort of their own home.
Details about the rising trend of hiring personal chefs and how to choose a personal chef for your needs we’ve covered in our previous blog posts. Oh, but are you aware of all the services a personal chef can offer?
Of course, not every personal chef offers same services, but some common ones among personal chefs are:
- Regularly scheduled personal chef services
- Tasting menu private events
Let’s give a brief explanation of each one, so you can figure out which personal chef’s service fits your needs the best.
1. Regularly scheduled personal chef services
If you want to wow your guests with delicious food made of secret ingredients that on top of that even looks top-notch, then hiring a personal chef is the right choice for you. If you are not sure what to expect with this service, perhaps it will help to find out more details about a personal chef’s job, or to check some menu examples.
There are plenty of occasions when private chef’s services can really come in handy, but even hiring one to prepare a special meal for a regular night that you spend with your loved one is a great idea. Or, a brunch with friends. Or, a family gathering for breakfast. The choice is up to you, but once you experience the magic of a personal chef, you’ll always want to eat this wizardry food :).
Take a look at some examples of food prepared by Loza’s personal chef and let us know your thoughts.
2. Tasting menu private events
Imagine you have a sneak-peek at the chef’s table while enjoying tasty food specialities, exclusive wine, and all of this in an intimate event where the atmosphere is warm and friendly. Yup, we bet that you are interested, right?
Well, this is also a service that a personal chef can offer. For example, New York trendsetters have been enjoying Loza events for a while.
Loza private dining events gather food enthusiasts from New York in a cozy, intimate venue where they experience a real culinary journey! Chef Zivko Radojcic mixes the flavors and intimacy of Balkan home-cooked food with modern ingredients while sharing interesting stories about the Balkans.
There are five courses, each one paired with a complimentary wine…and laughter!
3. Cooking classes
If you want a professional to teach you how to cook, from scratch, or to share some of his culinary secrets then cooking classes with a personal chef are just right for you. You can choose between one-to-one cooking class, to join a group, or even invite some friends as a birthday celebration (just an idea 🙂 ).
Depending on your lifestyle, you can choose to have a lesson at your home, or other desired location, or even online.
Cooking classes are great for those who want to learn how to cook at their own pace, to enjoy all the culinary hacks under professional guidance.
At Loza, for example, you can choose between:
- Balkan Tour cooking class
- Brunch restaurants dishes cooking class
- Spanish food cooking class
- Kids cooking class
- Pasta cooking class
- Pastry fundamentals cooking class
- Steak cooking class
- Sushi cooking class
- Italian food cooking class
- French food cooking class
…or ask for a custom cooking class inquiry.
When choosing a cooking class, why don’t you go for one that is completely out of your comfort zone? 🙂 After mastering the basics, it would surely be really fun to learn to prepare dishes from a kitchen you haven’t tried before, right?
Food can make a huge impact on any event. If you opt for catering services by a personal chef you can be sure that your guests, clients, business partners…will be amazed. Or, if you just want to enjoy some delicious food at your Netflix-binge-stay-at-home evening, you can treat yourself with exclusive catering services.
Apart from food, a good personal chef has a team that can provide you with fresh flower arrangements, decoration, glasses, stuffing, etc.
Depending on the chef’s speciality, you can choose between different specialities. Of course, usually you can always ask for a custom inquiry, or agree on a menu variation.
Who can advise you better about culinary business than a private chef?
Consulting a private chef when it comes to hiring, or training staff creating a menu, or organizing a special event is certainly a good idea. People don’t often appreciate consulting, as they don’t see the practical side of it, but bottom-line results come from a good strategy with actionable tasks. And that’s where a pure professional can be extremely helpful.
You see, a private chef can provide you with so many services and make any event, or just a regular dinner super-fun, super-interesting! Let us know in the comments below which service have you tried.