Ben Pulver - Personal Chef LLC, Metro-Detroit's Only Personal Chef/Personal Trainer
Personal Chef Services
All of my work is done on-site. Prepared meals and cooking lessons take place in your home. Catering meals are prepared wherever you hold your event, whether at your home, church, banquet hall, park, beach, etc. I will work with you ahead of time to design a perfectly fit, custom menu.
Prepared Meals This is the mainstay of what a personal chef does. As opposed to a private chef, who serves one household for most meals, I serve many households. Some people hire me on a regular basis and depend on my cooking for most of their meals. Others bring me in during busy periods, after a hospital stay, when bringing home a new baby, during the holidays, etc.. I will create a custom menu for you that fits your personal tastes and your dietary needs. On your scheduled cooking day, I will bring all of the necessary groceries, ingredients, and cooking equipment. I will essentially take over your kitchen for the day. I will leave you with delicious and nutritious meals, packaged and labeled in your fridge or freezer for you to heat or reheat at your convenience. 5 Meal Package: $400plus the cost of ingredients 10 Meal Package: $700plus the cost of ingredients
Catering My style of catering is perfect for any event under 100 people. I work with you to customize a menu that matches your theme, budget, and preferences. My clients have all appreciated this difference between my services and traditional catering companies that make you choose from predetermined menus (Do you want the steak, chicken, or fish?). Catering is expected at larger formal events like weddings and open houses, but guests are really impressed when they arrive to your small dinner party and see a chef cooking away in your kitchen, serving them a truly home cooked gourmet meal. Rather than a typical per head cost, I find a fairer rate for my clients and myself comes from a flat fee plus the cost of ingredients. I can help to estimate overall costs for you once we work out a menu. Or, just tell me your budget and I'll work out a menu that meets your needs. For parties larger than 100, please contact me for details. Small Party (up to 10 Guests): $300plus the cost of ingredients Medium Party (11-50 Guests): $400plus the cost of ingredients Large Party (51-100 Guests): $500 plus the cost of ingredients
Cooking Lessons My cooking lessons are two hours of fun, hands-on, in home instruction for up to 5 people. I design a menu that incorporates your tastes and dietary needs as well as the skills you'd like to learn. I accommodate any age and skill level, and most groups will have a mix of kitchen experience. Most clients have me out to their homes for a cooking lesson as an excuse to have friends or family over. Everyone takes part in preparing the meal and turn dining into an event. I try to keep the group size close to 5 people so that everyone has a chance to cook. Many more and the event becomes more of a demonstration and guests don't get the hands-on experience that will help them to really learn a new skill. My menus are custom and I design the lesson around a dish that guests would feel confident recreating on their own. They tend to be fairly basic menus, allowing us as a group to really get into the details of what makes the meal turn out well. $200plus the cost of ingredients
Other I am happy to work with you or your organization with any other services, including menu consultation, cooking demonstrations, charity work, etc. Please contact me to let me know how I can help.