What is Proper Meals?

Proper Meals is a personal chef service that let’s you enjoy healthy, home-cooked food without the work of planning, shopping, cooking, and cleaning up. 

I offer weekly meal planning and prepping that works for a variety of lifestyles, whether you’re a working professional curious about trying to eat more seasonally, a busy family of picky eaters, or a couple looking to enjoy more of each other’s company over a home-cooked meal.



What sets Proper Meals apart from other cooking services, like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh?

Meal delivery kit services like Blue Apron or Hello Fresh provide you with pre-portioned ingredients, reducing weekly shopping and meal planning, however both require cooking and clean up.

With Proper Meals, I take care of the entire process. Come dinner time, all you have to do is reheat and set the table. Proper Meal also places emphasis on responsible sourcing. We encourage you to get to know where your food is coming from.

Proper Meals is best suited for those who don't enjoy or don't have time to plan and cook on a daily basis, but still want to the comfort of a home-cooked meal. 



What does the initial consult involve?

Nourishing somebody else is personal experience. That being said, it's important for me to get to know you prior to taking you on as a client.

In the initial phone consultation, we'll discuss your dietary preferences, restrictions, and what you hope to get out of a personal chef service, including your health and wellness goals.



How does the menu planning process work?

I start by customizing a menu every other Monday (posted on this site) based on what fresh produce and animal products are available locally. Dishes are designed to ensure balance across dietary preferences.

I find inspiration in a variety of sources: my favorite cookbooks and blogs, heirloom recipes, as well as dishes I've concepted in my own kitchen. 



Do you accommodate allergies or dietary restrictions?

Yes! All common allergens are listed on our menu. However, the beauty of having a personal chef is the level of customization I'm able to provide.

I consider our relationship to be an ongoing dialogue, so if you need to modify a dish to suit your needs, I'm happy to accommodate. Please let me know of any special request here.



What if i'm not satisfied with a meal?

I strive to cook food that is healthy, balanced, and sustainable, but my ultimate goal is ensuring you and your family enjoy eating it. If a dish doesn't meet your standards, I'm happy to provide an additional entree to be included in your next menu free of charge.



How much should I expect groceries to cost?

You can expect groceries to be 75-125% the cost of service, depending on the quantity of animal protein in your selected menu.



What's your cancellation policy?

Please see client best practices for detailed information on scheduling and payment.