Dining by Design Personal Chef

Serving Florida in North Broward & South Palm Beach Counties

Phone: 561-483-4761

Personal Chef Service

After 10 years of serving the Boca Raton area, I have found that each client has different needs and wishes. I believe my clients should enjoy the foods that they want, so pricing is set at a service fee plus the cost of groceries.

The Personal Chef service fee includes menu planning, grocery shopping, and food preparation. 10% of the grocery fee is added for containers and pantry items.

Standard Service Packages
3 entrées, 4 portions of each$275
5 entrées, 2 portions of each$325
5 entrées, 4 portions of each$350
5 entrées, 6 portions of each$425
Special diets (additional menu planning)$40-$60 per service

Side dishes that are appropriate to the entrées are included. This may be a starch, vegetable or salad, depending on your dietary needs. For those clients who prefer to do their own sides (steam veggies, salad, bread), I do offer the option of selecting another entrée in lieu of the sides (with five entrée plans).

“...that was the best meal we have ever had at home!!!!!! It was so Delicious... Thanks - you are a lifesaver!!!!!!!!!!” Marjorie

Dinner Parties & Small Events

This is your chance to be creative and impress your friends. You and your Chef will design the menu, and your work is done! Your guests don’t even have to know that you had a Chef working in your kitchen all day - unless you want the Chef to stay and assist you with serving a fabulous meal.

Whether it is dinner for 2 or 12, a buffet for 25, or a small cocktail party with an assortment of hors d’Oeuvres, let Dining By Design help turn your event into something special for you.

Seated Dinners

Courses available:

  • hors d’Oeuvres
  • appetizer
  • salad
  • soup
  • pasta
  • entrée (w/sides)
  • cheese
  • dessert

Pricing is based upon a number of factors:

  • your menu (cost of the food, number of courses and the complexity)
  • the number of guests
  • equipment rental (chafing dishes, coffee service, dishware, glassware, flatware, linens, platters, etc.)
  • service staff required.

Dinners for two start at $100/person for 4 courses, whereas dinners for 12 start at $70/person.

Special Touches

A Romantic Dinner for Two can be made even more special with massages before dinner, or perhaps the event needs music, a hypnotist, or a palm reader to make it more memorable.

Chef Barbara will plan additional services like these to turn your dinner or event into something truly special. Contact Chef Barbara for a free consultation.

Buffet Dinners (for 8 to 25 guests)

In addition to the factors listed above, pricing for buffet dinners also depends upon the level of service desired. The following is a guideline:

  • Make-ahead service: I will prepare everything in advance; and provide a timeline for you to heat and serve; starts at $45/person for four courses
  • Up-to-the-minute service: I will prepare the food and set up the buffet, but leave just as guests are arriving: starts at $55/person for four courses
  • Full service: I stay through the party and handle clean-up: starts at $70/person for four courses

“THANK YOU! The evening was PERFECT! Everything was splendid! You're already hired for next year!” Juli

Cooking Lessons

Most classes are $55-$75 per person, with a 6-person minimum (groceries are included – luxury items may incur an additional charge).  Please contact the Chef for class offerings and more information. Customized classes for individuals or couples are available for $100/hour with a 2-hour minimum, plus the cost of groceries.

Contact Chef Barbara for a free consultation.