Frequently Asked Questions

A Personal Chef serves several clients, usually one per day, and provides multiple meals that are custom designed for the client’s particular requests and requirements. These meals are packaged and stored so that the client may enjoy them at their leisure.

A Private Chef is employed by one individual or family full time, and is often “living in”, preparing up to 3 meals a day.

Maryland health regulations require a personal chef to either prepare the food in the home of the client or in a commercial kitchen. By cooking your food in your home, Just A Matter Of Thyme can offer a one-on-one, personalized service of food prepared just for you.
No. Chef Constance would be happy to recommend containers for you to purchase or provide containers of the appropriate size for your service. This will be discussed in detail at your initial interview.
The best thing you can do for a personal chef is to provide a clean sink, clean counters and a comfortable room temperature.
Chef Constance’s Personal Chef Service comes to you at affordable prices. Fee is based on number of entrees plus the cost of groceries and containers. A standard menu consists of 5 entrees and some side dishes. Each entree consists of 4 servings. Menus and prices are customized based on clients’ needs. Choose from weekly, bi-monthly or monthly cooking dates. Contact Chef Constance for more information.
There is no pressure to sign any contract. To try the service, you may elect to purchase just one menu of 5 entrees.
For the first service, full payment of the Chef’s Service Fee is required in advance. Reimbursement for the groceries will be on the cook day. If continuing with services, simply leave a check on the kitchen counter on the agreed-upon cook date.
Just A Matter Of Thyme Personal Chef Service clients have ranged from a thirty-something pro ball player to a seventy-something socialite hostess with a wide range of Baltimoreans in between! Some have wanted to lose weight, some have wanted to impress their guests, and some have just wanted to save time and eat well.