Popular Answers & Questions

Why Hire a Personal Chef?

  • The price is comfortable since our overhead is less demanding
  • Our service is known for designing small events with the expertise of clockwork
  • Our service provides full days, single events, large weddings-rehearsal dinners with expert Chefs at the helm coupled with hospitality arrangements
  • Where does your food come from?…..Local freshness from our 2 acre Brewster Garden, Chatham Fish & Lobster, Phoenix Fruit, Cape Abilities Farm, Fancy’s Produce, Flynn’s Pig Farm, Farmers Markets, Edible Flowers picked daily
  • Shops for food allergies and sensitivities
  • Provides all “eco-green” disposables for any occasion
  • Prepares your mother’s family recipe
  • Provides professional knives & cooking equipment for most parties
  • Gives a five star restaurant performance to all meals
  • Removes all garbage
  • Leaves all kitchens – small or large – in spotless condition
  • Service Staff is the best around Cape as we are like “family” serving family
  • Heads up a kitchen to prepare for 2 or 150.
  • Rentals can be a part of our service with the catering
  • Staff for bartending, and wait staff can be a part of our service

Arrival Arrangements

  • Our staff makes prior arrangements with you to leave a garage door unlocked or a door for entering and unloading
  • We want everyone to stay at the beach or having fun as long as possible the day of the event or prepared meal

 Payment For Services

  • A personal check or cash is customary. No credit cards please.
  • A 50% deposit or a $400 non-refundable deposit is taken to register your event with us
  • Weddings have contracts written up to outline the fees for rentals, entertainment, staff
  • Vacation Chef has separate written agreement and payment schedule
  • Deposits are received and notified by email

Are Cape Cod Chef on Call’s Personal Chefs insured?

Yes. We cover all employees while on location that includes Workman’s Comp and General Liability Insurance from Rogers and Gray Dennis Port MA.

Policy for hiring a Vacation Chef

You may wish to have a chef come every other evening while your family is renting a house on the Cape. Let your chef plan a few ideas based on your family needs: organic, natural, diabetic, allergy-free, vegetarian.

Rates

Our vacation chef rate is a minimum of 2 days and 6 hours a day. Please call for our current rates. At the end of your vacation chef’s booking, there is placed on the final invoice an 10% Event Fee for your chef’s liability.

Your chef determines the numbers of hours that is needed to shop, travel to the home, prepare the meals, Buffet-Style or plated service, clean the kitchen area, and depart.

Payment for Services

You will receive a daily invoice of the grocery receipts and hours of the Chef at the end of each work day.

A personal check or cash is used as payment made out to Cape Cod Chef On Call, Inc. On the final invoice.

Deposit & Cancellation of any booked dates

A non-refundable deposit in the form of a personal check of $600 is required to book your dates. Once the chef begins the job with your family, the deposit is used toward the final invoice OR as a cancellation fee for any reason.

The deposit that is sent in advance to Cape Cod Chef on Call, Inc. reserves your vacation chef and will be calculated toward the final invoice.

Cancellation Policy

Your Chef is reserved once this office receives your deposit.

If there is a scheduled booking the deposit will be used toward that non-cancellation scheduled bookings for 6 hours of chef work.

INSURED AND CERTIFIED

PLEASE BE SURE WE HAVE OUR CHEFS COVERED AS INSURED ON YOUR PROPERTY AND ARE CERTIFIED UNDER THE SANITIATION LAWS OF MASSACHUSETTS.

Chefs Qualifications

  • All of our Chefs have updated sanitation certifications
  • All of our Chefs have a minimum of 10 years experience in restaurant work
  • Some of our Chefs have worked for 5 star restaurants, celebrities, and CEO’s of major corporations

Owners Background

Kevin Jamieson professional culinary background:

  • L’Auberge Chez François Great Falls VA
  • The Stouffers Hotel Washington DC
  • Evans Farm Inn McClean VA
  • The Bradford Inn Chatham
  • Impudent Oyster Chatham
  • Luscious Louie’s Chatham

Judy Jamieson professional hospitality background:

  • Arts Lottery Chairperson for City of New Bedford
  • Owner of Pineapple Hospitality Bed and Breakfast Reservation Service
  • Director of Tourism City of New Bedford
  • Chatham Bars Inn culinary Internship