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Weekly Chef
updated: Jun 24, 2014, 4:27 PM

I am wondering if anyone could recommend a chef that will prepare good, healthy meals on a weekly basis that I could just then heat up on my own?

Places People Are Talking About:

Chef Edie Robertson

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 530414P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-24 10:46 PM

Marie Callender.


 COMMENT 530418P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-24 11:32 PM

Sage & Onion Café in Goleta (next to where the Sizzler was).


 COMMENT 530435 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 06:54 AM

Chef Edie Robertson, 805/455-2131

I just looked her up on Google. You can too!


 COMMENT 530449 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 07:57 AM

+1 for Edie Robertson. Very good at preparing healthy meals and knowledgeable of special dietary needs.


 COMMENT 530482 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 09:19 AM

Where is there a Marie Callenders in SB ??


 COMMENT 530511 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 10:04 AM

We have wondered a related thing for years -- we would love it if some (trustworthy!) person could come to our house a few times a week in the afternoon, whip up a great meal, then leave it all ready for us to come home. As two working parents with three busy kids, this would be so helpful. That sounds like what this original question was -- not going to a restaurant for take-out.


 COMMENT 530527 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 10:57 AM

Hello! I am a long time SB resident/private chef. Here is just one of my many testimonials:

“Thanks so much! I now know I've never known what "food" is! It's all so magical--good for you and delish at the same time. A revelation!!” ~H.L.

OK and just one more:
“I can personally attest to how this has helped my life.  I did not think this was something I could afford, however as a full time working mother – I needed to change how my family was eating.  Health issues my children were experience are virtually gone.  I walk in the door to a delicious meal and more prepped for the next few nights.” ~Sharon

More about me at WowLookWhosCooking
dot com incl contact info


 COMMENT 530542 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 11:19 AM

Who wouldn't love to have a personal chef cook for you at home! That sound lovely but seems to me to be a luxury reserved for Montecito residents.

Just wondering how much edhat readers thinks they would pay somebody to do that for them.

How much do you think is fair?


 COMMENT 530584 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 01:22 PM

Great question!

and for those who answer, wondering if they saw the movie, "Fed Up" yet?


 COMMENT 530594 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 01:57 PM

542- You get what you pay for like anything else. There are a lot of chefs and foodies who could do this work for a reasonable rate, not free, not 'cheap'. Private chefs make good money because they are good at what they do. Other choice = McDonalds or a line cook willing to be exploited for minimum wage.

How much? Anywhere from 25 to 85 and up dollars/hour. You provide food and gear. You don't whine too much, appreciate that frozen food is never as tasty and aren't a pain ITA.

op - Recommendations depend on how much money you are willing to pay out.


 COMMENT 530596 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 02:04 PM

414p Read the labels on any Marie Callender food. Every one contains more than 2 or three days recommended salt intake. Thats not even looking at the fat content. The op did say healthy!


 COMMENT 530597P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 02:07 PM

596: Salt-free rice cakes for all!!


 COMMENT 530642 agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 04:22 PM

Its a long term investment in your health.
A really good chef, one who custom creates meals for your tastes and intentions is invaluable. What's fair? At least as much as any personal trainer, physical therapist, life coach, masseuse, etc
Another option is hiring a personal chef to teach you how to cook. You don't need to know everything, just enough to become self-reliant.


 COMMENT 530676P agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-25 06:16 PM

This was a big deal at the beginning of the recession, very popular. Well, at least there were lots of ads... Then things went further south. Plus, the legal requirements must have been and must be a huge burden.

Call local caterers, including Lorraine Lim. Of course Ms. Robertson. Talk to your favorite restaurant owners. Call Food from the Heart for references, not their real service. Maybe put a "service wanted" ad out. stay what is now called "anonymous," like this post.


 SJLSB agree helpful negative off topic

2014-06-26 04:05 PM

Not sure if this is what you're aiming for, but another possibility is Gladden's Produce (5342 Hollister Ave. near Patterson, next to the Water Store), where they're now offering prepared meals to take home and heat up. They do cartons of soup too, and prepared salads -- all fresh from their kitchen, I think. Their newsletter announced that they do deliveries on Mondays and Thursdays to homes or office.



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