Personal Chef

Farmgirl’s Personal Chef Services are for individuals and families that want support with providing themselves or their families with nurturing delicious organic meals at home.

Chef Kimber also available for that one time vacation meal, dinner party or other one-time service.

Service

Weekly, bi-monthly or monthly service includes four (4) meal entrees, two (2) hearty sides and a snack/breakfast item. After an in-person consultation, assessing all your personal goals, likes and dislikes, allergies, dietary restrictions, etc., Chef Kimber will create a customized menu for you and your family. All produce is locally sourced to insure the freshest and healthiest quality for you and your family. We only use organic poultry and grass-fed beef. We abide by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch suggestions as well.

Out-of-Area Chef Kimber provides service to Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties. Out-of-area service is available. Monterey, Carmel, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Monte Sereno and Campbell are all areas that she’s available to travel to, the service fee is $350 instead of $325. Anything outside these listed areas is $375.

One-Term Service Contact Chef Kimber for a consultation to create the perfect meal for that family vacation, reunion or anniversary dinner or other event.

Meals

All meals will be fresh, made from scratch and organic. If you are not happy with any of the meals you receive we welcome your feedback. This service is for you and your family, we strive to create and provide meals that you enjoy. Farmgirl will not repeat menu items within a 3-month period, unless requested. If you would like to have meals that are freezable, we are able to meet this need. Simply notify Chef Kimber how many of your meals you’d like to be able to place in the freezer and changes will be made to your menu. We pride ourselves on our passion and experience with gluten-free baking. All our menus are gluten free, unless requested otherwise, and we avoid using processed or pre-made foods. Bone broths, stocks, snacks and breakfast meals are available as well, ask Chef Kimber for more information and menu options, if interested in this service.

What You’ll Receive 

4 Entrees, 2 Sides and a *Snack (2 Servings per Individual)

This generally works out to:
4 meals for a family of 4
8 meals for a couple
12 meals for an individual

Service Fee: $325.00 plus groceries (within Santa Cruz County)
*Snack is generally something that can be consumed in-between meals, a healthy protein option or a quick simple breakfast item.

Pricing

Pricing for regular Personal Chef Clients starts at $325 plus groceries per cook/meal day, which includes all menu creation, shopping, cooking at your home, packing meals and cleaning up your kitchen. Groceries, depending on how many servings are purchased and dietary needs, varies from week-to-week. The $325 fee for your meal service is required the day before or day of your service day. On the day of your in-home cook- a menu, all prepared and packed meals and a clean kitchen will be left for your enjoyment. The grocery receipt total will be emailed for payment the night before so that payment can be made on day of service by check, cash or Venmo.

Pricing for One-Time Service varies. Your event planning begins with a consultation with Chef Kimber to discuss your vision, number of people, location, menu and time. Contact Chef Kimber to discuss your next family event, dinner party, etc.

Containers

Packaging your meals: Reusable microwave/oven safe containers (Pyrex) are the suggested type of containers to have on-hand or purchase. The reusable containers would remain at your home at all times. The client would be responsible for the purchase cost of these containers. Chef Kimber would instruct the client on which containers to purchase or could order them and add to bill.

Service Area

Farmgirl Personal Chef Services is based in Santa Cruz and we happily serve clients in Santa Cruz, Monterey, Los Gatos, Saratoga and Carmel. For clients outside Santa Cruz County the service fee is $350.

Personal Chef Event Services

Event Menu/Meal Planning

The planning begins with the question, “What’s most important to you?” Together, we collaborate on your event details, menu development and execution. Chef Kimber will guide you through what local produce is available to create a sustainable and delicious menu. We pride ourselves on our love and experience with gluten-free baking and other dietary preferences.

Weddings, Receptions and Birthdays 

We are here to assist you and your family during these exciting milestones of life. We have a variety of seasonal and ethnic appetizer, lunch and dinner buffet menus for you to choose from. Sample menus available upon request. Farmgirl is available for small events only, 30 guests or less.

Celebration of Life

We have a variety of seasonal and ethnic appetizer buffets to choose from. Appetizer menus are available upon request.