Can I Afford A Personal Chef
One of the biggest and most asked question we get here at NOVA Personal Chefs is this...
Can I afford a personal chef?
The answer I tend to give most often, is can you really afford not to hire personal chef services in this day and age?
Forget about all the craziness we're going thru with the COVID stuff right now and look past that a bit. Sure, it would be nice not to have to go to the grocery store for supplies and mix in with all the bustle and meandering people who may or may not be adhering to social distancing standards...
Think about all the time, hassle, and money you could save by hiring somebody to handle all the messiness and inconvenience of having to plan, prep, and then prepare daily meals, not to mention the cleanup (although I guess I just did mention it, huh?
Sure, we cook for our clients, but what they love most about our services is the fact that we handle most of the thought that goes into planning daily meals, we shop for all the ingredients and supplies, we cook the food for them, we handle all the cleaning, and then we leave their homes spotless, oftentimes cleaner than the way we found it.
Talk about a hassle-free lifestyle, right?
So, how much would that service be worth to you?
How much time and money could you save if you weren't constantly thinking and worrying about where and how your next meal is coming from, but also benefit from not having to worry about prep and cleanup?
In my book, that's a no-brainer that is really only recently coming to the forefront of societal awareness.
As a chef, it’s my goal is to help people eat better without all the stress. In fact, I have two distinct goals:
1. Save money for my clients
2. Save time for my clients
Going out to eat is the usual fallback when you don’t have time to cook. Sure, you can grab something cheap, like a Whopper with cheese or a burrito bowl but we all know that’s not a sustainable or healthy solution.
According to the Department of Labor, a couple will spend about $45-$55 at a mid-range restaurant on average. Families will spend at least $65, but who orders a simple meal when they go out? My guess is you’ll also get some extra sides, an adult beverage, fancy drinks for the kids, maybe some appetizers or even dessert.
That adds up very quickly!
Time is really the most valuable commodity in this equation. On average, people spend about 6-8 hours preparing their meals every week. What would you do if you didn’t have to menu plan, grocery shop, cook, or wash up all those dishes, pots, and pans?
Most people tend to think that personal cooks are only for the rich and famous, but truly... this has become much more accessible to the general public in recent years, and it's only going to become more convenient and affordable as time goes on.
Thanks for taking the time to read my latest post. Feel free to leave a comment below and tell us your feelings on the affordability of personal chef services or just your thought in general about the process.
My name is Curt Bizovi