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Chef Suzan "Z" Gray
NRAEF ServSafe® Certified
 
PERSONAL CHEF MEAL PLAN SERVICES
 in Charlottesville and Richmond, VA


..are more affordable than you might think! It can cost less to hire a Personal Chef to deliver Meal Plans than to go out to eat on a regular basis at even modestly priced or fast food restaurants!
Plus, consider the time spent, energy, cost of gas and hassle of going out to eat. And don't forget to consider the most expensive downside - YOUR HEALTH! And now, you can order MEAL PLANS and have them delivered or shipped to your home!

What are Personal Chef services
?

A Personal Chef will deliver prepared meals directly to your home, pre-packaged and stored neatly in your refrigerator with reheating instructions and a menu attached to your refrigerator door. You dine when you want by reheating whatever food components you wish. Or, have meals shipped to your home if we are not geographically compatible...


MYTH BUSTING: Many people are under the misconception that one must be "rich" to afford a Personal Chef. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you were to keep track of how much money is spent eating out, plus tips, plus gas .....it's about equivalent to hiring a Personal Chef to cook customized meals for your enjoyment right in your home OR office!

COST EXAMPLE of eating at a restaurant vs hiring a Personal Chef: Here's just one example of a typical medium priced cost breakdown for one professional: eat out lunch 5 days @ $13 per lunch = $65 per week...now let's add dinner for one @ $28 per dinner for 5 days = $140. Total lunch and dinner for one work week is $205.
Let's double that amount for two people @ $410 per week. If you compare that amount as an average against the pricing below (10 MEAL PLAN for two people for $300 plus cost of groceries), you will see that it's actually  equivalent OR EVEN LESS EXPENSIVE to hire the a Personal Chef! Who knew?
If you are a single professional, the 10 MEAL PLAN works out to well over one weeks worth of food, which can be frozen.  And, a single person can certainly take advantage of the lesser meal plans available.

  Roasted Zucchini with Roma tomatoes and herbs     



Seared Shrimp with fresh Pea-Basil Sauce



Some Personal Chef Service benefits, other than the awesome food!
No driving! Have you seen the price of gas?

No shopping! Do you hate fighting the crowds and the lines at checkout after work?
No cooking! Do you hate to cook or feel uncomfortable doing it?
No cleanup! Need I say more?!
Portion Control! Watching your weight or have specific dietary concerns?
No waiting! Spend your valuable time doing something fun instead!
No harmful oils! Chef Z uses only healthy oils in her cooking. This IS NOT THE CASE WITH RESTAURANTS!
No unruly refrigerators! Personal Chefs keep their client's refrigerators in tip top shape.
Shipped to your home! Out-of-staters or out-of-countiers may now take advantage of insulated shipping boxes delivered right to your home!

Just heat and serve...no kidding!
 
Chef Z will deliver fully prepared, convenient, nutritious and delicious meals... delivered right to your refrigerator. Just read the menu on your refrigerator door, reheat the packaged meal of your choice, and sit back in the comfort of your own home to dine!
It just doesn't get any better than that!
 
With your special family or friends in mind, healthy cuisine delivered right to your refrigerator...just heat and serve!
No commitment necessary...order whenever the mood strikes.

 
PERSONAL CHEF MEAL PLAN PACKAGES:
All packages include meal planning, shopping, cooking, packaging, and complete menu with heating instructions.
Meals include entrees and appropriate side dishes; desserts available at an additional fee.
Salads come as “kits” which can be made at any time by the client.
Special dietary needs are my specialty….
VEGAN MEAL PACKAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST AT AN ADJUSTED RATE
 
 
Great Value Added....ORGANICS AVAILABLE!
CUISINES INCLUDE: Mediterranean diet - Italian, Greek; Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian, Thai, Mexican, Lowfat, Gourmet, Classic American


6 MEAL PLAN package - 6 to 12 dinners OUR MOST POPULAR PLAN

3 entrees with side, 2 servings of each - $240 + groceries at actual cost + $30 travel inside Albemarle county
3 entrees with side, 4 servings of each - $280 +
groceries at actual cost + $30 travel inside Albemarle county
Desserts available upon request.
Baby food available upon request.


8 MEAL PLAN package - 8 to 16
dinners  OUR newest MOST POPULAR PLAN
4 entrees with side, 2 servings of each - $265 + groceries at actual cost
+ $30 travel inside Albemarle county
4 entrees with side, 4 servings of each - $295 + groceries at actual cost + $30 travel inside Albemarle county
Desserts available upon request. Baby food available upon request.


10 MEAL PLAN package - 10 - 20 dinners OUR MOST POPULAR RICHMOND PLAN
5 entrees with side, 2 servings of each - $375 + groceries at actual cost
+ $30 travel inside Albemarle county
5 entrees with side, 4 servings of each - $425 + groceries at actual cost + $30 travel inside Albemarle county
Desserts available upon request.
Baby food available upon request.

SEE SAMPLE MEAL PLANS BELOW....

Delivery charge of $30 inside Charlottesville city limits, Albemarle county charges vary, please inquire. Travel to surrounding areas in Virginia are available, please inquire. NEW! Insulated shipping of meals available, please inquire about rates outside Albemarle County, VA
 

Sample: Three Meal Plan - Meat/Fish
Entrees:
DIJON-MARMALADE SALMON with crispy crushed pecan topping

FLANK STEAK SMOTHERED IN SHALLOT-POMEGRANTE SAUCE A client favorite

CLASSIC ITALIAN BEEF BRACCIOLE rolled with pine nuts, golden raisins, parmigiano and parsley, then simmered in homemade marinara Another client favorite

Sides:
PENNE MAC & CHEESE with crusty herb and bacon topping (hold bacon for vegetarian version)

COLD BROCCOLI SALAD with slivered almonds, raisins or dried cranberries in a light homemade creamy dressing


SCALLOPED YUKON POTATOES WITH PROSCUITTO (hold proscuitto for vegetarian version)



Sample: Three Meal Plan - Vegan/Vegetarian
Entrees:
HEARTY BLACK BEAN SOUP
with ROASTED CARROTS, OVEN DRIED TOMATOES,
and CARAMELIZED CORN served with
homemade tumeric Naan bread
     
SOYBANZO-PECAN BURGERS
with LETTUCE, TOMATO and Vegan Aioli Mayonnaise
on a Sesame Seed Bun
A client favorite
 
LENTIL-BROWN RICE-WHEAT BERRY-PECAN LOAF
with SHALLOT WINE SAUCE
 
Sides:
QUINOA PASTA
with Sauteed Swiss Chard, Pine Nuts and Plumped Golden Raisins
 
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO or ROASTED GRAPE RISOTTO
A client favorite
 
SPICY BAKED SWEET POTATO FRIES with BLEU CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE
Another client favorite
   
 
Get a new lease on life with a professionally organized pantry and refrigerator. "Never underestimate the power of an organized pantry!"...Che
f Z
 

Please contact Chef Z at ChefZ@ChefSuzanGray.com or call the KITCHEN OFFICE at 434. 973.5669


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Notes from some satisfied clients ...

Suzan,
You are quickly becoming my new best friend. Everything on this week's meal plan sounds heavenly. I think I can say by now that we like some of the better cuisines in life--the difference is you know how to cook them, I know how to order them! Ciao
BOB K., Keswick, VA

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Dear Chef Suzan,
We miss your energy and vivacity and joie de vivre and élan...WE MISS YOU!!!   WHERE, WHEN will we see you again at our home??  We will figure it out.
I will get back to you soon with a date! Thanks again for all you did for our family and staff!
CATHERINE A. NYC, NY/Palm Beach, FL

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Merry Christmas, Chef Z,
I think of you often with a smile. You are certainly one of those dynamic beings that leaves more than a light footprint on the hearts that they touch! Ginger recently was talking about the ranch, and said that you "made the yummiest" food she's ever eaten!
Much love and may God bless you and keep you -
ASHLEY M., Jackson, WY

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Dear Chef Z,
We want to thank you for your intensive, in-house B & B cooking course! What a benefit to learn all the time-saving techniques to prepare gourmet meals in a jiffy for our hungry guests!

Your creativity has enhanced our presentations so much that our guests continually compliment our presentation, and many run back upstairs – after giving stern commands to their companions not to touch a thing – to grab their cameras and photograph their plates.

Your energy, creativity, knowledge, and sparkling personality blessed our hearts, home, and business, and we can’t wait to have you back again!

Kathryn and David Stemac
Hartzell House Bed and Breakfast
Addison, Pennsylvania, US
www.hartzellhouse.com
 
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Dear Chef Z,
I had a blast yesterday and am very impressed with what I learned during the BASIC COOKING 101 class. I used my $5.00 coupon today at All Good groceries & made Ron the Zucchini dish which he now "likes better than salad". I also made the sweet potatoes, green beans and honey - could not find sesame seeds so I used sun flower seeds. NOT as good as yours but Ron didn't know the difference. :-) I also did the Salmon with potato chips& he loved it. I do want to attend more classes, it was well worth the money
spent.
KATHY F. Charlottesville, VA

 
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Chef Z,
I had a blast at your "30 MINUTE GOURMET" class last week! I’ve made the chicken, the grape salad (now my personal favorite!), and the dessert. I actually do not own a meat pounder/tenderizer, and I discovered WHY you should pound the meat so flat. However, it was still yummy! Just not as pretty as yours was.
KATE B. Charlottesville, VA