"Last night we felt like we were having dinner in Italy! The cannelloni was absolutely delicious. Your creativity and attention to detail came through loud and clear. You have definitely taken the best of your culinary schooling and translated it into mouthwatering goodness. It is an added bonus that you choose to use local, organically grown ingredients whenever possible. We're looking forward to more creations from A Posto!"
– Mike and Sandy, Newport
"Hey Pati-Delizioso! We loved everything and delighted in knowing we had an amazing meal just waiting for us to enjoy each night. I enjoyed your company in my kitchen. Brought back some fond memories of my Gramma, especially once I tasted the sauce & braciole! Thanks again."
– Denise, Newport
A Posto Personal Chef Services LLC of Newport, Oregon offers personal chef services for preparing delicious meals selected by you made from the incredible bounty of the Oregon Coast like the fresh produce found at our Lincoln County based farmers’ markets or the variety of local seafoods caught right off our coast. Our personal chefs create custom menu plans using healthy and whole foods that are seasonal, sustainable, and affordable. Whether you are an Oregon Coast resident or a vacation traveler visiting the Pacific Northwest, our personal chef services create delectable dining experiences to be enjoyed by yourself, or celebrated with family or friends, right in the comfort of your own coastal or vacation home.
Why You Should Hire Us
A Posto Personal Chef Services LLC offers a variety of flexible services designed to deliver top quality and healthy foods right in the comfort of your own home. You choose the type and frequency based on your needs, budget, and schedule.
With our broad food knowledge and culinary background, you have lots of menu options to choose from for selecting the foods you want to eat. Now you have the flexibility to order the foods you love and to try out the exciting tastes of new cuisines or specialty ethnic foods. Expand your culinary horizons and love the taste of your food whether by yourself or in a group celebration of friends and family. Eating well does lead to better living!
Chef Pati holds the appropriate business licenses and liability insurance, is certified in food safety through the nationally recognized ServSafe program, holds a State of Oregon Food Handler’s Card, and is a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York City. She spent five months in Italy learning the secrets of Italian cuisine and is ready to share them with you. Call us now at 971-506-6695 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your needs and to schedule an initial appointment.
Where are Our Clients?
A Posto Personal Chef Services provides personal chef services to the following cities in Lane, Lincoln, and Tillamook Counties: Pacific City, Neskowin, Lincoln City, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Depoe Bay, Otter Rock, Newport, Siletz, Toledo, South Beach, Seal Rock, Waldport, Yachats, and Florence.
What Does A Posto Mean?
‘A Posto’ is an Italian expression that means ‘everything is in place’. The name was chosen for the business because it symbolizes what we want our clients to experience with our service: to enjoy a delicious healthy meal made with fresh, seasonal ingredients without the worry of meal planning, shopping, cooking, or cleaning up afterwards—a posto!
What is a Personal Chef?
A Personal Chef is different from a Private Chef or a Caterer. A Private Chef usually works for one family preparing three meals a day every day and often living with the family.
A Caterer is hired for special events and prepares appetizers, or meals in a certified commercial kitchen, and typically provides all tableware and wait staff along with the food. Caterers tend to focus on larger events and often bringing their foods already prepared for reheating at the event site.
A Personal Chef services multiple clients and prepares the meals in the client’s home, or in some cases, a licensed commercial kitchen. A Personal Chef offers ‘palate specific’ flexible and customized menus and services tailored to each client’s needs, budget, and schedule.
A Personal Chef also focuses on preparing foods right at the event site to serve the freshest and highest quality foods possible. Most importantly, a Personal Chef develops a close relationship with the client that is built on trust and understanding, and can grow into an important ongoing set of culinary and wellness coaching services supporting one's long term commitment to healthy living.
Why Use a Personal Chef?
A Personal Chef can help give you back time: the average household spends 13-15 hours a week planning meals, shopping, cooking, and cleaning up afterwards.
A Personal Chef will only purchase the groceries needed for the delicious meals to be prepared thus eliminating impulse buying and saving you money.
A Personal Chef will help reduce food waste. The average household throws away 15% of food purchased each month due to age or spoilage.
A Personal Chef customizes the menus based on your needs such as: portion control, low salt, low fat, low sugar, low carbs, vegetarian, low cholesterol, or just the desire to eat more whole foods like fresh fruits and vegetables. A Personal Chef can also consult with a physician for special dietary requirements that coincide with any medical treatment.
A Personal Chef can help you become better in your own kitchen. You may be interested in learning how to prepare that favorite ethnic dish, or fresh pasta, or a specific cooking technique. Perhaps you would like to optimize your pantry or kitchen, or learn to shop more effectively? You can choose to do this in a one-on-one or group setting; your friends might want to learn too!
When deciding if you can afford the expense of a Personal Chef, it helps to look at your monthly food budget to see how the cost of a chef compares to your typical spending. Be sure to take into account take-out food, pizza, and other sit-down restaurant meals as well. You will find when you add it all together that hiring an expert to come into your home costs the same or less than you are currently spending. And remember all the benefits that come with our personal chef services: customized menus, meal planning, shopping, preparation, cooking, packaging, and cleaning up. You control what you eat when you engage a Personal Chef!
What You Can Expect from a Personal Chef
You can expect an assessment interview to determine what and how you like to eat, whether or not you have allergies, sensitivities, dislike certain foods, or have special requirements that coincide with medical treatments. An estimate of the cost of the service is provided at this time and a deposit is collected from you.
You can expect a Personal Chef to customize your services and/or menus based on the information gathered in the assessment.
You can expect a Personal Chef to shop for all the ingredients needed for the meals on the agreed upon cook date.
You can expect a Personal Chef to prepare the meals in your kitchen, using your appliances and equipment, and working as efficiently as possible to stay within the estimated timeframe provided to you during the assessment interview.
You can expect a Personal Chef to be professional and courteous and to keep your needs, budget, and schedule in mind.
You can expect to find your kitchen in the same condition as you left it.
You can expect to enjoy delicious food that has been prepared just for you.