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Personal Chef — More Affordable Than You Think

A personal chef is for everyone — valuing our own time is priceless.

There are many challenges of getting the family together for a healthy meal.

Some ways a personal chef can give you back time for the people, things and activities you love:

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  • If special diets are a challenge leave that chore to us.
  • Want to lose some pounds and get back in that little black dress for the holidays? Let us count the calories and make delicious meals that make sense.
  • Fulfill your craving for those family meals and catching up, but with a personal chef you can avoid spending precious hours meal planning, shopping and cooking.
  • Maybe you have recipes that mom used to make and you have no idea where to get the ingredients, a food memory is a wonderful thing and your personal chef can make it perfectly.

A personal chef will meal plan, shop, do the prepping and cooking, and package your families meals while you do what you love.

Have you ever driven home, remembered you forgot all about dinner and then made a bad choice, an unhealthy choice and maybe even an expensive choice? That is not going to happen when you hire a chef to make dinner for you and your family. The meals are prepared for your family alone. They are palette specific and made with healthy ingredients, just the way your family wants and needs to stay healthy and happy.

You work hard, the service providers you hire — house cleaners, landscapers, etc., all add value to the quality of your life. A personal chef will give you the time and pleasure of eating at home once again, without any of the stress or pressures.

Food is so important. It's the foundation of good health. Eating right can give you extra energy to get through the day, take on an extra projects at work, spend less time at the doctor and less money on supplements. We can't buy health, but we can eat right and a personal or private chef can help you do that.

At Bent On Cooking we believe in whole foods, fresh from the farm, fresh caught fish, and we have the know how to make it just the way you and your family want. Try a personal chef today, it might be the most valuable decision you make.

Holiday Rush Made Easier with a Personal Chef

holiday table foodHolidays are full of to-do lists, surprise guests and hostess duties.  A personal chef is here to take food shopping and cooking off your plate, giving you time to enjoy the season.

Personal chefs can prepare individual meals, appetizers or full holidays meals.  Ordering early in the season allows you the flexibility to have prepared foods on hand, re-heat and serve.   Meals are preservative-free and packaged in oven and microwave safe containers — easy!

Today, it seems preparing food is never simple.  Family and friends always seem to have food allergies, sensitivities or just prefer special diet plans.  To stay ahead of all of this a private or personal chef has the knowledge and experience to bring it all to the table for you.   A good example of this is a simple party for 20, the party includes a vegetarian, gluten free and a lactose intolerant guest.   This combination can throw a hostess in a tailspin, but not a personal chef.  The menu is simple, but accommodates it all:  Chicken Marsala made with rice flour, a grilled vegetable pasta with marinara, and for dessert garbanzo bean chocolate cupcakes topped with powered sugar.  Plenty of selections for everyone.

Bent On Cooking leaves no one out, with years of experience in special diets Chef Rosie loves to surprise and amaze with recipes that make all guests happy.   When friends and family gather, be a guest at your own party and leave the cooking to us.  Contact Chef Rosie to book your holiday festivities.

Meal Service and Moving

For 15 years of serving Poway Chef Rosie has created meals many times to folks on the move. Real estate agents often give Rosie's meal as a gift to their clients. We have all been there, the truck comes with all our stuff in boxes and we can't even find the box marked K. let alone figure out with one holds the pots and pans, dishes etc. Well before you call for that pizza, shouldn't the first night's dinner be special? What about a filet mignon dinner with your favorite sauce, potatoes and veggie. Turn on the oven to 325 degree and enjoy a great meal in your moving clothes.

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Moving can be so stressful, and exhausting. Think of Chef Rosie and Bent On Cooking and make life simple, We have helped lots of folks get healthy and happy with one less thing on the to-do list Best of all you don't need any excuse to order today from our extensive menu and enjoy family meal again. You can pick-up or have delivered just the amount of meals you need, packaged in recyclable containers. Containers can be microwaved or re-heated in the oven at 325 degrees. Quick and easy dinner is served.

San Diego's Finest Personal Chef Cooking Classes

personal chef cooking classes Chef Rosie's cooking classes are entertaining and tasty. This month she will be featured at Mission Valley Oasis Senior Learning Center. Class starts at 1:15pm AUG 7, on the 3rd Floor of Macy's Mission Valley, and walk-ins are always welcome. Bent On Cooking's Cooking Classes at Oasis are only $10, includes a tasting and copies of the recipes. If you would like Chef Rosie to teach at your venue, call today and schedule a great time. Check out Oasis San Diego other offering, a great place to meet and learn.

Rosie's class features rotisserie chicken, yup the one you buy at the market. This quick meal can create a wonderful array of meal choices. Chef Rosie will be cooking up Chicken with Puttanesca Sauce, Tarragon Chicken, and Herbed Grilled Veggies and Chicken. Three masterpiece recipes to make for family and friends, and they will think you worked all day. Rotisserie Chicken is a versatile marvel, for little investment you can stretch your food dollar and create many flavors and textures. When it's almost gone, make a stock and freeze for any sauce.

Personal Chef Party, Happy Hostess

A Del Mar client planned a party, thought she had plenty of time to cook the meal herself.  With only a few days until the guests arrive, she found no time to cook.  She gave Chef Rosie a call, and we delivered the food the day before the event.  She will simply heat it up and serve with her homemade goodies for a complete meal.  Parties made easy and affordable.  Del Mar is beautiful in the summer, and this event was an informal patio affair with friends.  We created a beautiful Salmon Salad, she will purchase some cookies for dessert and serve ice-tea and lemonade.  Easy and stress-free.

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This client preferred to serve a simple buffet, and serve herself.  We at Bent On Cooking offer both service, food, and on-site personal chef service.  Personal Chef service gives the hostess options to have a dream party.  Whether your budget is small or large,  we can accommodate your event.  Hire us today and make entertaining fun again.   Give us a call 858-486-1451 or fill out the Catering questionaire today.  Chef Rosie will do the work, and you can be the "guest at your own party".

Make your Life Easy with Meal Service

Bent on Cooking Meal Service by Chef Rosie Bent of Poway, CA

easy meal serviceGet your life back,  and delegate your meals.   We all have busy, hectic lives,  and Bent On Cooking is here to help.  Last week Chef Rosie cooked a client in Rancho Bernardo,  and the client said we were her "food fairy",  the meals just appear.  Her doctor put her on a special diet,  and she was over-whelmed by the restrictions.  Rosie has the experience to follow the doctor's diet plan, keep the flavor and make the client happy.  We love the challenge and know how important it is to the client's health.  As she gets better,  we adjust to the diet changes with no effort.  She is thrilled,  and the meal service is the perfect answer. 

 Services are an important part of our lives these days, and having a meal service works wonders to ease the stress.  Some clients love to cook,  others just don't.  For both a service that they can count on, makes their busy lives easy.  With evening meetings,  lunch at their desks, kids soccer games there is little time left to get a healthy meal on the table.    Delegating services are a way of life,  add meal service today and find value in having the extra time to enjoy.