Every local community has a story, a history, and a unique personality that cannot be replicated. This is often thanks to specialized, small-scale businesses, like this one, which contribute to a neighborhood’s distinctive character and promote a thriving ecosystem in their community. Small, independent businesses offer diverse products and services, fostering economic resilience by removing the local economy’s dependence on a single industry. When you buy local, you build local, and deepen your connection to your own community.
As a result, patronizing a local business like this is an act of community building. Check out their website to learn more about the local experience you can discover today.
Did You Know?
- 48 cents of every dollar spent at a locally owned retail business goes back into the local community. That’s more than three times the amount that local economies recover from chain retailers — Civic Economics’ 2012 survey of local businesses
- Local businesses have generated 65% of the country’s net new jobs over the past 17 years — US Small Business Administration
Your Personal Chef LLC
It's no surprise that Chef Matt and Chef Erin know their way around a kitchen. They've certainly seen the inside of a lot of them. After graduating with honors from Arizona Culinary Institute, the two chefs went on to work with four of the Phoenix area's top chefs, including a James Beard Award winner. In these restaurants, they honed their skills in various types of cuisine, including French, American, Latin, Italian, and Japanese. Ultimately, though, they wanted to create more intimate dining experiences for their clients.
Hence, they started Your Personal Chef LLC, transforming themselves into a mobile gourmet restaurant. The duo travels directly to customers' kitchens and creates custom, multi-course feasts with dishes that can match nearly any person's palate or oven's dietary restriction. But before they cook dishes such as Australian lamb rack or fresh halibut, Matt and Erin collect all necessary ingredients from local farmers markets, food vendors, and organic meat suppliers.