HOW IT WORKS
Approve your personalized menu
You’ll receive an email from us each week asking if you have any special requests or cravings. We’ll use what you share to develop your weekly personalized menu.
Shop for your groceries, or let your chef shop for you
We'll provide you with a detailed grocery shopping list so that you can pick up all the ingredients your chef needs to whip up your meals. Or, utilize our add-on service and have your chef do the shopping.
Personal chef comes to you
Your personal chef will prepare five delicious family-style dishes in your home each week - leaving you with a fridge stocked full of tasty meals and a spotlessly clean kitchen.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is EasyFeast?
A. EasyFeast is a subscription personal chef service. Each week, your personal chef will come to your home to prepare five custom family-style dishes for you in your kitchen, leaving you with a fridge stocked full of personalized meals and a spotlessly clean kitchen.
Q. What does it cost?
A. Our service fee is $180 per week. If you elect to have your chef shop for you, you’ll be charged an additional $40 per week, plus the cost of groceries. Many of our clients find that - on average - the all-in cost per dish (including the service price, grocery shopping add-on, and cost of groceries) comes to about $70. This of course varies, depending on your preferences and needs. If you generally order takeout from nice restaurants, our pricing is competitive.
Q. How many meals do I get?
Your chef will prepare five family-style dishes for you in either a small (1-2 servings), medium (3-4 servings), or large (5-6 servings) size. Many of our dishes are complete meals by themselves, but they can also be mixed and matched with each other, giving you about three to five nights’ worth of food - plus, depending on the portion size you select, leftovers you can take for lunch.
Q. What kind of food will my chef prepare for me?
A. We’ll do our best to make whatever you request. Our dishes are custom to you! We particularly specialize in preparing nutritious meals that appeal to the whole family (not just the adults!) and we love finding creative ways to hide the vegetables. Our dishes are designed for dinner, but can also be great for lunch. If you're wondering if we can accommodate your cuisine preferences or dietary needs, please email us at email@example.com. We'll do everything we can to accommodate you.
Q. Can you share a sample personalized menu?
A. One week, your menu might consist of Spaghetti and Meatballs with Hidden Kale and a Homemade Tomato Sauce, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower, Beef Barley Stew, Shells and Cheese with Butternut Squash and Cauliflower, and Chicken Nuggets with Hidden Carrots and a Ranch Dipping Sauce. An adventurous client might enjoy the following dishes for their weekly menu: Cajun Jambalaya, Marinated Greek Chicken with Olive Salsa and Couscous, Indian-Style Vegetable Curry, Nutty Rice with Cashews, Almonds and Fresh Mint, and Italian Stuffed Peppers with Turkey Sausage, Kale and Brown Rice.
Q. If my child eats a hidden vegetable, does it even count?
A. Yes. Yes it does count.
Q. Can you please explain how groceries will be handled?
A. We're able to deliver a high-end service at a reasonable price by asking our clients to be responsible for procuring their own groceries. (Don't worry, we'll give you a detailed shopping list!) That said, for a completely seamless experience, clients can pay an extra $40 and have their chef do all of the shopping and arrive with all of the groceries.
Q. How are the dishes packaged?
A. We will use whatever Tupperware you have. If you're wondering what types are best, here are our recommendations:
A set of tempered glass containers like these, because they can go straight from the fridge to the microwave or oven. There is some evidence that glass is the safest material for food storage, and they'll look really nice in your fridge too.
A set of plastic containers like these, because they are lightweight, seal easily and are microwave and dishwasher safe. Plus, the small containers are the perfect size for storing sauces and for packing up leftovers to take for lunch.
Ziploc bags work best for storing salads.
Q. Do I have to be home?
A. You do not need to be home during the service. We just recommend that you greet your chef the first time he or she arrives, so that you can show him or her around your kitchen and equipment.
Q. My kitchen is tiny/I don't even know if the oven works/I hardly have any cooking equipment. Can you accommodate me?
A. Tiny kitchen, no problem! It does, however, need to be functioning. That means a working oven, stovetop, sink and refrigerator.
You also need to have the following basic cooking equipment: baking sheets, blender, can opener, casserole dish, chef's knife, cutting board, grater, measuring utensils, mixing bowls, peeler, pots and pans, spatula, tongs and a strainer.
Plus, make sure to keep the following supplies in stock: Tupperware containers (a bunch of them!), Ziploc bags, aluminum foil, parchment paper and cleaning supplies (e.g., dish towels, soap, paper towels, sponges.)
Q. What geographic area do you serve?
A. We currently provide services within Manhattan.
Q. Can you accommodate my allergy/dietary restriction?
A. We are currently best suited to accommodate clients who need dairy-free and gluten-free options. We are also great for vegetarians. For all other allergies or dietary needs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure that we can safely accommodate you.
Q. Should I tip my chef?
A. No, there is no need to tip your chef; the tip is already included in the service price. The best way to recognize outstanding service is to leave your chef a great review in the feedback survey you will receive each week.
Q. What is your cancellation policy?
A. If your plans change, you can cancel anytime up to 3 days prior to your regularly scheduled chef visit without penalty, though we greatly appreciate as much advance notice as possible. Cancellations made within the 3 day window will be charged the full service fee and the cost of any groceries that have already been purchased on your behalf. We do not require any long-term commitments; you can cancel your subscription at any time.
Q. Can I try the service before I subscribe?
Yes! We welcome prospective clients to do a trial with us before starting a subscription.
Other questions? Please contact us at email@example.com