A private chef can transform standard meals at home into fancy events without forcing kitchen tables into a four-legged tuxedo. Let a professional set the mood with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a four-course meal for two prepared in your home from Cooking For You (a $350 value).
Chef Jackie Alejo fills private kitchens with the sizzle and bustle of a restaurant line as she whips up four-course meals with professional-grade kitchenware before plating it. During a complimentary preplanning meeting, couples choose their culinary adventure from the chef's prix fixe menu, selecting dishes that would taste well together or interlock to form Voltron. The Purse of Gold appetizer tricks pickpockets into pilfering a bundle of spinach, artichoke, and ricotta, and crab cakes tempt palates after a flavorful dip in honey-jalapeño sauce. Soups and salads made from ingredients bought fresh that day slide home atop familiar tabletops with oven-touched entrees such as chicken cordon blue or jalisco salmon with pineapple-mango salsa hot on their heels. Chef Alejo ends the dinner with a professional flourish by unveiling her saccharine finale such as a mini baked alaska drizzled with blackberry coulis or a resumé written in chocolate syrup.
Candles and a soothing CD brûléed by the chef herself electrify the familiarities of home with romantic touches. After the courses have run, Chef Alejo cleans every plate, utensil, and pot, leaving kitchens looking fresh-faced for their morning appointment with breakfast. Diners may request table settings and a carefully pruned wine list (both for additional fees) to further enhance the evening's festivities, in addition to a printed menu as a keepsake.
Cooking for You!
Chef Jackie Alejo of Cooking For You! fills household kitchens with the sizzle and bustle of a restaurant line and freezers with expertly stored gourmet meals. Alejo serves families throughout the Houston area with personal and private chef services, creating easily stored-and-served edibles crafted with food allergies, dietary restrictions, and fear of certain pasta shapes kept in mind. Meals are prepared with fresh ingredients purchased on the same day, sizzled and seared in the patron's personal kitchen, and stored in clearly-labeled containers with detailed reheating instructions. Alejo also offers service for holiday parties, wedding receptions, dinner parties, and in-home food fights.