Frequently Asked Questions...
How complicated are your recipes? Do I need to be an experienced cook?
The recipes are designed for novice and experienced cooks alike. All recipes are easy to prepare and contain detailed instructions to maximize your success.
Do I need special equipment (like a food processor or mixer) to prepare your recipes?
Not at all. The recipes will be tailored to the equipment that you own.
I don't have the time or desire to cook. Can I hire you to cook for me?
Yes. I offer Personal Chef Services for clients in San Francisco, Marin County, Sonoma County and limited areas of the East Bay. Please click here for more information.
How do you know what cuisines and flavors I like?
After speaking with you on the phone and listening to your needs, I will send you a Food Preference Survey to fill out, which will provide me with even more detailed information about your likes/dislikes and dietary needs.
Where do your recipes come from?
During the 20+ years of my professional cooking career, I have developed a huge repertoire of dishes. I use this repertoire and professional knowledge to customize my recipes to your needs and tastes.
What is LEAP?
LEAP (Lifestyle Eating And Performance) is a protocol administered by registered dieticians to help individuals determine which foods are safe to eat and which cause adverse health effects. The protocol involves an analysis of bloodwork followed by customized dietary recommendations based on the inflammation potential of different foods. After an initial two-week diet, new foods are introduced daily to determine their health impact on the individual. Click here to be directed to the LEAP website.
What is an elimination diet?
An elimination diet is used to determine which foods cause adverse health effects in individuals. The diet involves eliminating common problem foods (such as wheat, dairy, corn, soy and other foods), then re-introducing them one at a time to determine the health impact on the individual.
What do your weekly menus include?
Weekly menus include a breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner for every day of the week, recipes and a shopping list arranged by supermarket department.