I work as a personal chef in Naperville on a weekly basis for a very fun family who is always having guests! They were expecting a houseful in the next couple of days, so I stocked up their refrigerator with good dinners for them to heat and eat. Included was Pasta with Short Rib Ragu, Garlic Bread, Oven Baked BBQ Ribs, Baked Beans with Bacon and Red Onions, Roasted Broccolini, Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus, Parmesan Chicken, Roasted Green Beans, Mixed Greens Salad with Dark Cherry Vinaigrette, Cinnamon Donut Muffins, Brown Butter Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats! 

 

 

 

A few of the dishes I made for my Glen Ellyn personal chef clients: Herbed Pork Roast with Bacon and Maple, Roasted Ratatouille, Sicilian Minestrone with Chicken Sausage, Chicken Mole, Shrimp Fra Diavolo.

Having a refrigator stocked with healthy convenient meals is easy when you hire an in-home cooking service like a personal chef!

 

 

I have been working as a personal chef in Glen Ellyn for a lovely super busy family. The picture shows her extra refrigerator; tonight’s dinner was in the kitchen refrigerator, ready for her to heat in the oven when everyone got home. Very easy weeknight meals for this mom of 3! She leaves the menu planning to me; she has enough to do! She is a busy mom trying to get dinner on the table, and having a personal chef has been just what she needs now!

Chicken Saltimbocca, Martha Stewart’s Oven Baked Creamy Polenta, Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Red Pepper Flakes were on the menu this week for my clients in Riverside! They love bright bold flavors, healthy but a little touch of richness is welcome!  They love having a personal chef to make things easy and tasty!  Also icluded on their menu for this week was:

Shrimp Coconut Caramel 

Cuban Picadillo

Sheet Pan Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes and Yogurt 

Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Whole Grain Crackers and Crudites

Chocolate Chip Banana Coconut Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki, Chicken Marsala, Pan Grilled Filet Mignon with Balsamic Glaze and Goat Cheese, were some of the dishes I made for my Glen Ellyn clients this week. They needed a personal chef in Glen Ellyn when their kids were small, to help get dinner on the table with ease! That was several years ago and they seem to really like having lots of healthy bright food in their refrigerator to heat and eat at their convenience!

 

On this week’s menu for my regular weekly clients who I work as personal chef in Woodridge for, I made Peruvian Chicken Breasts with Aji, Roasted Potatoes with Ghee and Rosemary, Roasted Bell Peppers with Garlic and Red Onion, Pan Grilled Hanger Steaks with Sweet and Spicy Bourbon Glaze, Roasted Cauliflower with Turmeric and Mustard Seed, Pan Grilled Marinated Pork Chops, Skinny Mashed Coconut Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with Orange Zest and Pine Nuts, Crudites with White Bean Tahini Dip, and Date Fig Almond Coconut Balls for dessert. Having someone do the cooking in your home means your evenings will be a lot more relaxing! 

 

 

 

On this week’s menu for my busy family that I cook for in Wheaton, I made panko crusted double cut lamb chops with roasted duck fat potatoes, roasted green beans with burst cherry tomatoes, as well as a beef enchilada and roasted vegetable casserole, and pan grilled filet mignon with red wine mushroom sauce. When you hire a personal chef, you have more free time to do what you like!

 

In Downers Grove, I am a personal chef for a mom with young kids. She had me come to her home and make several pans of all of her favorites that I have cooked for her. Included was Beef Enchiladas, Five Cheese Lasagna and Shredded Italian Beef. Her freezer is stocked up and I’ll see her in a few weeks to stock it up again! She also had me make a big batch of chicken stock / bone broth for when she is in the mood to make her own soup.

 

 

 

What a nice message to get in the evening, after a busy day of cooking for my wonderful Chicago clients. She is a very busy mom with two young picky eaters! It sounds like they had a great dinner, she didn’t have to cook and cleanup was easy! Having a personal chef makes life easier. She loves to cook but just doesn’t have time right now! That’s what I am there for! I will cook for her as long as she needs me!

The Whole30 program is very adaptable to flavorful, delicious, clean foods!  Here is what was on the menu this week for my longtime clients in Glen Ellyn.  I have been their personal chef for over ten years! Having flavorful foods stocked in their refrigerator makes clean eating very easy for them!

 

Lamb Chops with Cilantro Mint Vinaigrette

Duck Fat Roasted Potatoes

Roasted Green Beans with Pine Nuts

Thai Beef Curry with Vegetables 

Chicken Thighs Wrapped with Bacon and Herbs, Roasted Butternut Squash, Roasted Baby Broccoli,

Pork Chops with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. Coconut Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Turmeric Cauliflower