Frequently Asked Questions

Where does Chef Mike work?

Chef Mike is a Personal Chef, so he works for a variety of clients, cooking in their homes.

This is different than a Private Chef, who typically cooks exclusively for one client.

I would like the first course to be served at 6.00pm, what time will Chef Mike arrive?

Generally, Chef Mike and his team, (if needed) arrive 45 minutes to an hour before your first course is to be served.

This time allows for setup, preparation and cooking.  

What does a Chef Mike experience cost?

Each service is priced differently and on a per person basis. See the list of services and fees

There may also be a mileage fee or dish rentals dependent on your location and group size.

A Chef Mike experience is a cost effective alternative to going out, especially when babysitting fees, taxi fares, parking and inflated alcohol prices are factored in.

What if some of my guests have food allergies or sensitivities?

As part of the menu planning process, and to ensure that everyone enjoys the event, Chef Mike will review your guests' food allergies and sensitivities with you, along with your preferences.

Most food concerns can be accommodated including gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and shellfish sensitivities.

Do I have to provide any special equipment?

No, most kitchens have all of the necessary items needed for creating, cooking and presenting your menu.

Chef Mike will provide any special equipment he requires.



 

Chef Mike's Blog

1
Feb
2017

Easy Slow Roasted Pork for a Game Day Crowd

Watch the 5 minute video on how to make the Best Slow Roasted Pork Ever at my YouTube Channel or follow these the simple steps to achieve fantastic porcine perfection. Read More

19
Jul
2016

4 Tips for Keeping Picnic Food Safe

We know that food safety isn't the top concern when you go picnicking. Picnics can be romantic or a great way to spend time with family or friends; food safety discussions really don’t go with the mood. But trust me; a case of SALMONELLA will ruin the mood more! With a little planning picnic food safety is very easy when you follow these 4 basic tips. Read More

14
Jul
2016

8 Tips for Hiring a Personal Chef

So you decided to hire a Personal Chef but you’re really not sure where to start, let me help… My team and I have been at this for nearly 12 years and over 1000 events, with at least half of our bookings coming from repeat clients. We know these tips work. Read More

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