Chef Eukia Bryant’s culinary education began when she was just a girl. In her family’s kitchen she would marvel as her grandmother nimbly sliced meat and stirred pots of aromatic sauces. Although she would continue to study at a professional culinary institute, Eukia never forgot the skills and recipes she learned next to her grandmother. Today, with her own personal-chef business, she draws from those skills to whip up wholesome gourmet meals for couples and small groups.
The seasoned chef journeys to her clients’ homes, arms laden with bags of fresh produce, fine ingredients, and professional cooking equipment. She bustles about household kitchens as she whips up lavish dishes and desserts according to each customer’s specified tastes, preferences, and dietary restrictions. Before cleaning up the kitchen, she carefully packs meals into oven-safe containers and leaves customers with detailed reheating and serving instructions.
The versatile chef also designs elegant dinner parties for which she assists her clients with all aspects of planning—from crafting a special gourmet menu to deciding what color kazoo should go in each goodie bag.
United Air Temp began servicing heating and cooling systems in 1931. Since then, the company has installed more than 55,000 systems and continues to service more than 60,000 clients. An expert staff is responsible for racking up these impressive numbers. The skilled technicians can troubleshoot problems with nearly any type of hot water boiler, gas-fired furnace, or heat pump.
Invisalign straightens crooked chompers through a combination of highly advanced, 3-D computer graphics and the spells of good old-fashioned orthodontia. Three different practices feature orthodontists specially trained and certified in the Invisalign process, which eschews cumbersome braces for clear, removable aligners that are virtually invisible to the unclothed eye. An initial exam, including x-rays, photos, and impressions of your mouth terrain ($325), will pave the way for a flurry of calibrated teeth sheaths that are designed to slowly shift your walnut crackers into perfect alignment. The total cost of an Invisalign treatment varies with each customer (it can run anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000); this Groupon gets you $1,000 to put toward that final cost. View some Invisalign FAQs here.
Allegra magnifies messages with high-quality custom prints, helping businesses market their products and people add the right touch to their home décor. Their online-submission process allows customers to upload digital files with a few simple clicks so they don’t have to read all the binary code over the phone. The printing professionals at Allegra will then transform each encoded icon into an eye-fetching wall adornment. Allegra's digital-design software will successfully convert most files created on PCs, Macs, and sophisticated pocket watches. Though their work is not included in today's Groupon, the graphic-design team at Allegra can also help to put abstract ideas into images.
Dig your shoebox of family photos out of its hole in the backyard and bring it into Penn Camera to take advantage of the store's myriad digital-imaging services. Penn Camera can scan uncut rolls of 35 mm film onto a CD in standard resolution ($7.99) or high resolution ($13.99), or just scan individual images in standard ($1.99) or high ($4.99) resolution. Archive your scanned images to CD ($2.99) or DVD ($4.99) for your listening, viewing, and smelling pleasure. Assemble the photos from your frame-by-frame remake of Weekend at Bernie's 2 into a DVD slideshow ($14.99), complete with graphics and music, or restore pictures ($34.99+) damaged by renegade sprinkler systems. Penn Camera also offers numerous printing services—order wallet-sized reprints from digital files ($0.29 each for 49 or fewer reprints and $0.19 each for 50 or more reprints, along with a $2.99 handling fee), or create a 16x20 poster print ($19.99) of your photo of the Mona Lisa. Be sure to check online to see a full list of services available to you.
Mytex's computer technicians can solve software issues without even touching a keyboard—or without touching the client's keyboard, at least. When clients' systems slow or become difficult to use, the technicians work to solve the issue either by giving advice over the phone, or by fixing conflicts themselves through an online connection. Once logged in, they can settle more than a dozen issues with services including virus removal, malware removal, wireless network troubleshooting, and printer support. Clients can contact a technician by phone, over chat, or through Facebook or Twitter, but not by telegraph because the beeping bothers the office bird.