At Purple’s Side of the Table, we have encountered many misconceptions about personal chefs and what it’s like to work with them over the years. This is a shame, as we believe that these myths discourage many people who could really benefit from our services from reaching out to our team. In this article, we will go over a few of the most common myths about working with a personal chef and debunk them, replacing that misinformation with the real facts.
Myth: You need to be rich to hire a personal chef.
While many people assume that only rich people can afford to hire personal chefs, in reality, these services are more affordable than you would expect. If you are tired of keeping up with the grind of meal planning and prep, or of dealing with the guilt of ordering in when you don’t feel like cooking, we encourage you to give us a call to learn more about our rates.
Myth: People who hire personal chefs can’t cook for themselves.
In our experience, another reason why people baulk at the idea of hiring a personal chef is that they believe that the only people who hire others to cook for them are those who don’t know how to cook for themselves. This myth is pretty easily disproven—after all, people who cook at home still go to restaurants. The truth is that most people who hire our services do so not because they don’t know how to cook, but because they don’t have enough time to do so.
Myth: Your personal chef is available around the clock.
Personal chefs usually have multiple clients, and they need to manage meal planning and prep for all of them, so they won’t be available to make you a custom midnight snack. They can, however, make delicious meals for you on an agreed-upon schedule. Contact us to learn about our scheduling and availability.