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Hiring a Personal Chef?

Updated: Sep 23, 2019

Mornington Peninsula Offers the Best of the Best-Here’s How to Choose the Right Chef for Your Special Occasion.

Hiring a personal chef can be the one factor that takes your event to the next level. After all, great food equals a great night! The Mornington Peninsula offers many options when it comes to catered events but when you’re looking in to something as unique as in-home dining, there are a few points you need to consider before hiring a personal chef. Here’s our cheat sheet to finding a stand out chef for your special occasion.

1. Read reviews and rely on word of mouth experiences

Doing your research has become as simple as turning on your phone. Google, Facebook and other dedicated review sites can offer you an insight in to what to expect. Better still, consider reaching out to past clients to ask about their experiences; their recommendation could make all the difference to your decision.

2. List of questions before the phone call

Once you have developed a shortlist of potential businesses, it’s time to contact them directly. But before you make that call, cultivate a list of questions to ask so that you don’t forget something important. These questions could include:

· How many people can you cater for?

· What can I expect on the day of the event?

· Can I see sample menus?

· What is included in the cost?

When you are speaking to a few potential personal chefs on the Mornington Peninsula you want to be sure that all your information is accurate so you can compare the services they are offering and make an informed decision.

3. Set your budget

Identifying your budget can be a quick and easy way to help shape your menu; a 2-course meal may be more suitable than a 3-course meal. An important factor in setting your budget is working out your guest list. Having even a rough estimate to start off with will give you an idea of the costs involved. As with every element of delivering your ultimate in-home dining experience, Some Guy’s Food can work alongside you to create a menu to fit your tastes and budget.

4. Flexibility with dietary requirements

Gluten free, fructose intolerance, vegetarianism or simply a fussy eater-whatever challenges your guests throw at you when it comes to their dietary requirements you would expect that your personal chef could design a menu suitable for all. That’s one of the many perks of having a personal chef create a menu with you; all the fuss and worry is taken out of the day so you are free to enjoy yourself with your friends and family. Luckily, here on the Mornington Peninsula we are spoilt for choice when it comes to gorgeous produce so there will always be another option when an ingredient is off the menu.

5. Communication

This is perhaps the most important tip we can give you when it comes to selecting the perfect personal chef for your event. As you will be working closely to develop a menu, hiring a chef who is able to communicate with you as well as actively listen to you wish-list makes the planning process easy and stress-free. Developing a rapport ensures that you can feel confident that no matter what challenges arise on the day, your personal chef will be the one factor you don’t need to worry about.

Choosing to have an event here on the Mornington Peninsula with a personal chef can be a truly memorable experience. Working with the above tips and tricks will get you one step closer to creating an event you will remember for many years to come. For more information on the different events Some Guy’s Food can assist you with, take a look at our post here

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