If you don’t know the difference between a personal chef and a caterer, you’re not alone. It’s largely believed that a chef is a chef. But it’s a common misconception that a restaurant cook is the same as a catering chef and a catering chef is the same as a personal chef. Like lawyers and doctors, not all chefs have the same experience or level of expertise. The type of chef you hire can make a huge difference in ensuring that you create exactly the right menu and ambiance for your next gathering or event.
Here’s what differentiates a personal chef from a caterer:
Personal chefs work alone or with a small team to create customized meals for individuals and families. Personal chefs prepare the meals in the comfort of the client’s kitchen, but the chef handles every aspect of the cooking process, from grocery shopping and cleanup.
While caterers are typically only hired for commercial events, personal chefs – like Chef Lynn Michelle – are equipped to prepare over a week’s worth of gourmet meals for families, instruct private cooking classes, cook for intimate events, and more – all without ever compromising quality.
Catering chefs prepare large meals for one-time affairs. While they may be able to create a customized menu for your event, they might not accommodate individual dietary needs with the same ease as a personal chef. Catered food is typically prepared in a commercial kitchen and delivered to the event site, but servers and cleanup are not guaranteed.
Whether you’re planning a small holiday party, family gathering, or a romantic dinner for two, Chef Lynn Michelle can prepare restaurant-quality dishes explicitly created to meet what you’re looking for when it comes to innovative cuisine and a personalized serving style.
Call 843-422-5480 for a free consultation, or click here to learn more about how Chef Lynn Michelle’s personal chef services can make all of the difference for your next gathering or event.