Whole Foods Personal Chef and Catering
The Good For You Gourmet is a whole foods personal chef and catering business serving Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island since 1999. Its our commitment to prepare wholesome all natural meals for our clients in the comfort of their own homes. We take the work out of eating well!
Step 1 – Personal Chef Service Free Consultation
When you find yourself interested in our personal chef service, Step One is to call us for a Free Consultation. We will answer all of your questions about how our systems work, discuss your dietary needs, and how we will best meet your needs and expectations. Contact our Chef Laura directly to set up this free consultation, at 250.514.1544.
Step 2 – Book an Assessment with Chef Laura
Once you have your questions answered, and are ready to go ahead with the service, Step 2 is to book an In-home Assessment with our Chef Laura. She will come to your home to meet with you and your family members, to build rapport and discuss service details, query and record your family members food preferences and/ or allergies; assess the layout of your kitchen, kitchen supplies and food storage equipment, and answer any questions that you may have since our telephone consultation. *This in home visit is fee-based, and travel fees may also apply based on location and travel time: see ‘How the Service Works’ document below for details.
Step 3 – Chef Laura cooks for YOU!
Step 3 is having Chef Laura show up at your home on the day of service, fresh groceries in hand and ready to cook for your family. Once the food is prepared, it is packaged in your own storage containers, labeled and refrigerated or frozen. We provide an Instructions sheet which will clearly list your menu, number of portions, and cooking or reheating instructions. As we tidy up, we will use your on site recycling, laundry, cleaning supplies, and compost. When you get home, you will find your kitchen tidy, dinner ready, and a home that smells delicious!
Our Service Packages & Customized Plans
Our services range from pre-planned packages to customized plans, to fulfill your meal planning requirements and expectations. We will arrange your service package based entirely upon how you need us to serve you and your families food preferences and/or allergies, dietary and lifestyle needs. We prepare healthy, wholesome food for our clients in their home, via a weekly fresh service, or volume cooking (some to freeze), on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or as needed basis.
We look forward meeting your family, and setting up a service that will provide you with the best organic and natural whole-foods meals available, prepared with the greatest care and attention, according to your specific dietary needs.
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Fee Structure & Payment
Each service package has a set service fee plus applicable tax, with variable grocery costs based on the menu clients select. Chef Laura uses your grocery deposit, gift card or store account to purchases fresh ingredients from the stores of your choice before your service, then travels to your home, and prepares menu on site. The service fee is then invoiced and paid via cheque or inter bank transfer on the same day you receive the service. Clients may choose from the following service packages listed on this pdf, or create a customized service to suit individual preferences.
FreshInAFlashPlanner2021.pages Clients select any four menu items from the categories of entrées, casseroles, soups or stews, or our new Buddha Bowl options, and Chef Laura will stock up your fridge and freezer with four servings of each for a total of sixteen delicious meals. Recommended every 3-6 weeks for a single adult, every 2-3 weeks for 2 adults, or once every 2 weeks for a family of 3-4.
MiniMealsInMinutesx24Planner2021.pages this service provides a greater selection of wholesome entrées to have on hand. Each service clients select 3 options from the following categories: entrées/casseroles, soups, stews chowders, or Buddha Bowls, and Chef Laura will make 8 servings of each for a total of 24 delicious servings.
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