What makes “Set The Table” different from other personal chef services or food delivery services?

Set The Table is an expert in all special diets. We can tailor anything from Paleo to Weight Watchers all the way to Autoimmune diets just for you. We are specialists in taking restrictive diets and customizing them to any kind of cuisine. Like Mexican, Indian, Asian, American, Italian, French, or Spanish food? We can take your diet to a whole new level with any of these cuisines. Our fresh ideas and flavors will make each meal mouthwateringly delicious. We do all of these in your home, with the freshest ingredients made specifically to your order. You can have complete confidence in the quality, nutrition, and taste of all our meals.

Who needs a personal chef?

Any individual who believes in the importance of having freshly prepared, custom-made meals ready at their convenience. Most people hire a personal chef because they do not have the time or desire to cook. Business professionals, expecting or new parents, busy working families, seniors, people with specific diets, people recovering from illness etc. are all great candidates for personal chefs.

What areas do you serve?

West Los Angeles, Central Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley, Orange County, Pasadena and The South Bay.

How far in advance should I reserve a date?

It is recommended you reserve a date as soon as possible but we can do as early as 72 hours in advance.

Do you have to do the cooking in my home?

Yes. California State health department regulations require all meals prepared by a personal chef to be cooked in the home of the consumer or a licensed and inspected commercial kitchen. Preparing these meals in your home ensures that you are provided with the highest quality food possible.

Can you provide references?

References are available upon request.

How do you know what I like in my diet?

Your diet is the chef’s first order of business. In the initial consultation, you and the chef will go over what you would like from your personal chef service, your likes, dislikes, personal preferences, dietary restrictions, allergies etc.

Where do you do your grocery shopping?

This varies from client to client. We visit various markets to find the finest and highest quality ingredients. If you prefer a certain store or market, please feel free to request it.

Do I have to be home when you are cooking?

No, you do not. In most cases clients are working or running errands while their personal chef is preparing their meals. All personal chefs are criminal background checked to ensure your safety and security.

How long does your service take?

Depending on the service, number of entrees and complexity of each dish, personal chef services can take anywhere from 5-9 hours. The chef is happy to accommodate your schedule in any way they can and will give you a time estimate for each service.

Is there anything I can do prior to your visit?

Fill out our “Kitchen Check-list” and have your kitchen counters free of clutter, your sink cleared and have space made in your refrigerator.

How is payment handled?

There is a 50% deposit for your service when book a date. The balance will be determined by the grocery receipt and the other 50% of the service to be paid on the actual date of service.
Deposits are generally made by credit card and balances can be made in cash or credit card.

What is the cancellation policy?

For all personal chef services a 72 hour advance notice before the chef is scheduled to arrive at your home is required to cancel or postpone any booking. If you need to postpone, your deposit will be forwarded to a future date or if you need to cancel and do so before the 72 hour deadline, your deposit will be returned.