Having Dinner, then Dessert cook for your family is more than just meals. It saves you and your family anywhere from 10-20 hours a week and eliminates the frustrations of grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning pots and pans and that’s after you’ve spent time figuring out what you want to make! After the initial phone conversation we will set up a time to meet in your home to further discuss your needs. Ideally we’d meet in your home so that we can see the kitchen in which we’d be cooking and determine the amount of space needed in the refrigerator and freezer. If convenient for you, we would also love to get input from everyone who will be enjoying the meals.

During the in home meeting, we will go through a customized introduction packet with sample menus, other services we offer, and client testimonials. In this packet is a food questionnaire that we will fill out together which will help me be able to better understand your food likes and dislikes, as well as any food or nutritional goals you and your family may have.  

This is the time we form an idea of the type of food your family wants to eat. Want onions but not garlic? Like garlic but only in small amounts? Love or hate spice? Anything you want goes, the goal is to make meals that your family is going to love and no one is going to be picking out ingredients from their plate. We will also discuss serving sizes, and storage preferences for your meals. Like to eat as a family, we can package family style. Can’t ever decide on the same foods, we can package individual portions.

At the end of the meeting we will schedule a first cook date. Within 24 hours of the meeting you will be provided with a personalized menu for your approval which will list entrees, side dishes and dessert options that can be added for an additional fee to round out the meal. After the menu is approved your job is done.

On your scheduled cook day, I will shop for fresh ingredients at a number of stores in an effort to provide you with the best quality and price available. I arrive at your house with all the equipment I need to spend the entire day preparing, cooking, and packaging your food.  When you come home you will find a spotless kitchen and your home will smell heavenly.  When you’ve finished dinner, clean up will be a breeze.  All meals are stored in oven/microwave safe disposable containers so all you will have is a few dishes and utensils to place in the dishwasher.  Your refrigerator and freezer will be filled with enough fresh food for 2-4 weeks, all clearly labeled with easy reheating instructions for you to serve to your family at your convenience.

 

Questions? Check out the FAQs page or email us at  contact@dinnerthendessert.com  and we will get back to you the same day!

 

With so many different services we have variety of rate plans. Service includes assessment, recipe research, meal planning, grocery shopping, preparation of meals, packaging and labeling, handling instructions and the cost of basic pantry items such as dried herbs, spices, sugar and flour.

 

Personal Chef Services:  

These prices do not include the cost of groceries.

 

Weekly Dinner Service for a family of four includes:

5 Dinner Entrees with 4 portions which include appropriate Side Dishes from an agreed upon menu

Rate: $350

When a weekly service rate is paid a month in advance, you will receive $25 off the weekly rate.

 

Bi-Weekly Dinner Service for a family of four includes:

5 Dinner Entrees with 8 portions which include appropriate Side Dishes from an agreed upon menu  

Half the food is stored in the freezer to preserve its integrity 

Rate: $550

When a bi-weekly service rate is paid a month in advance, you will receive $50 off the bi-weekly rate.

 

Weekly Dinner Service for a family of two includes:

5 Dinner Entrees with 2 portions which include appropriate Side Dishes from an agreed upon menu

Rate: $300

When a weekly service rate is paid a month in advance, you will receive $20 off the weekly rate.

 

Bi-Weekly Dinner Service for a family of two includes:

5 Dinner Entrees with 4 portions which include appropriate Side Dishes from an agreed upon menu

Half the food is stored in the freezer to preserve its integrity 

Rate: $350

When a bi-weekly service rate is paid a month in advance, you will receive $25 off the bi-weekly rate.

 

If these rate plans do not work for your family's needs, please do not hesitate to email us at contact@dinnerthendessert.com and we will be happy to tailor a plan to fit your needs.

 

 

Desserts:

The prices for dessert are all inclusive and do not require any additional grocery costs. Desserts must accompany a personal chef or party service.  

These are starting prices and will vary depending on the difficulty/complexity of the desserts.  Just as a Fig and Olive Oil cake would cost more than a Basic Chocolate Cake, prices will vary.

 

Cheesecakes: made in 9" pan, 12 servings or more.  Starting at $60.

Cakes: Made in 9" pans, generally have three layers or more and a variety of different frostings, such as Swiss Buttercream, French Buttercream, Cream Cheese Frosting or Chocolate Ganache. There can be fillings and fruits as well as other gourmet additions. Cakes generally have 12-16 servings. Starting at $75

Tarts/Muffins/Cupcakes: Made in custom quantities, no less than 12. Depending on the chosen dessert, they usually start at 3-5 dollars a serving.

Pies: Made in 9" pie pans, make 8 hearty servings. Pies are generally recommended for consumption within 48 hours to keep the crust flaky and buttery. Starting at $40

Ice Cream:  Made fresh in your home with any flavors you want! 1.5 quarts. Starting at $20

Ice Cream Social: Three flavors of ice cream and three type of cookies or brownies made fresh the day before your event or party [the ice cream needs to set for premium quality]. $200

 

Parties/Brunch:

We are happy to be a part of your celebration! Dinner, then Dessert can accommodate sit down dinner parties of up to 12 people, or buffet gatherings for up to 50.

Service rates vary dramatically depending on types of food and number of people, so please just email or call us and we will be happy to get a quote to you within 24 hours.

 

Holiday Prep:

The rates for Holiday Prep are dependant on the number of dishes made, the level of complexity and the number of servings needed. The rates are for the service only, and do not include groceries.

 

Lunch Services:

Lunch entrees can be exchanged for dinner entrees in a personal chef service. They can also be added onto services as additional entrees.

 

Client Gifts:

Client gifts are generally between $50-60 for 6 gifts. Each gift contains roughly 6 servings of your chosen item.  These gifts can be added on to any personal chef services. If you are looking for only client gifts, there must be a minimum of 6 separate gift orders.

 

Gift Certificates:

Want to be a hero at home? Give a gift certificate for a service from Dinner, then Dessert. Service rates includes assessment, recipe research, meal planning, grocery shopping, preparation of meals, packaging and labeling, and handling instructions. Rates for gift certificates are inclusive of grocery costs so your gift recipient does not incur any costs for their service.

Dinner for Two: $400  Chef for an evening, that will cook an intimate dinner for two. Included is an appetizer, salad, dinner and dessert for two.  Additional people can be added for 75$ a person.

Weekly Service for Four: $500 Give the gift of a week's worth of food for a family of four!

Weekend Service for Four: $400 Give the gift of a weekend off from cooking! Three Entrees, four portions of each.

Ice Cream Social: $200 Three flavors of ice cream and three type of cookies or brownies made fresh the day before your event or party [the ice cream needs to set for premium quality].

Private Cooking Class: $400 Prepare a three course meal for 2, recipes included.

Kitchen Organization and Pantry Setup: $350 Complete kitchen organization and we will compile a list of needed pantry items.

 

 

Nothing can be a greater compliment than the referral of business. To thank you for new client referrals that books a service, you receive a 20% discount on your next personal chef service and a great dessert to accompany one of your meals or 10% on an upcoming party!

 

 

 

 

Contact Us: Phone: 424.245.0645 Email: Contact@DinnerthenDessert.com Copyright © 2015 Dinner, then Dessert, All rights reserved.