Our Personal Chef Service

Our signature offering. We shop, prepare, and clean up. You enjoy.

Delicious, nutritious meals prepared to your specification, expertly packaged, and stored in your refrigerator or freezer. Our fees include:

Menu Development

Recipe research and customization for special diets

Shopping for all ingredients at specialty and gourmet  markets, and local Hudson  Valley farms and market

Food preparation in your home, using out equipment

Meals packaged in quality containers

Complete heating instructions                                                                                          Seafood Paella

Kitchen clean-up

How it Works

Enjoy delicious, gourmet meals in the comfort of your own home with What’s Cooking. Choose from menus that take advantage of the freshest Hudson Valley ingredients. You can also choose delicious dishes rooted in regional American, Mexican, Asian, and Italian cuisines. All menu items are made from scratch using high quality, fresh, local ingredients. Meals are cooked in your home, expertly packaged, and can be heated and enjoyed in less than 20 minutes.

Shop, Cook and Enjoy!

To get started, just give us a call. We’ll find a convenient time to sit down with you and discuss your needs. Our  client assessment can be done in less than an hour. This is where we talk about how you want to benefit from the service-are you looking for healthier options for your family, do you have special medical or dietary needs, or do you just need a helping hand and a delicious meal at the end of the day!

We’ll come back to you with a suggested menu including side dishes and entrees, based on your food preference. We can also work with existing favorite family recipes, and create brand new ones just for you.

Next, we get shopping. We visit speciality stores like Whole Foods, local Valley farms, and area farmers markets to find the healthiest, freshest foods available.

We’ll bring our local bounty right over and get busy in the kitchen. We cook in your home with our equipment. Our clients love that they walk in the door to the smell of homed cooked food  AND a clean kitchen. We can even leave that evening’s meal in your oven warmer if you’d prefer.

We professionally package all of your meals and leave them with detailed heating instructions in the refrigerator or freezer, based on your preference.

You’re only a phone call away from meals that delight your culinary senses, awaken your palette, and make the whole family HAPPY!

Custom Meal Packages          IMG_1203                          Turkey Stock cooking in pressure cooker


In addition to our selection of popular meal packages which you can order, we can also create a plan that is specific to your needs. Choosing the frequency and amount of meals you order can be customized around your schedule, allowing for the perfect balance around any lifestyle. Because we do the shopping, you can be sure to have quality fresh ingredients from the best stores and farms the Hudson Valley has to offer.

Three Entrees prepared for you fresh weekly and up to six servings. Choose three different entrees and appropriate side dish (es). This plan is ideal for the busy professional or family who wants fresh and healthy dishes to supplement throughout the week. This plan can also be taken bi-weekly and as a freezer service.

Five Entrees prepared for your freezer and up to four servings. Choose five different entrees and appropriate side dish(es). This plan is ideal for busy professionals or retired couples who want to eat in more often and who enjoy comfort style stews and casseroles.

Call Donna for a Custom Quote Today!

Prepared Meal Packages by Chef Donna

Personal Chef Services, include: Client Assessment, Shopping, Cooking, Heating Instructions  and Clean-up. Groceries  and containers will be invoiced separately and at the time of purchasing, Chef will give you an approximate amount.

  • 3 entrees with side dish(es)  up to 4 servings
  • 4 entrees with side dish(es) up to 4 servings
  • 5 entrees with side dish(es) up to 4 servings
  • 5 entrees, no sides up to 4 servings

If you would like a quote please call Donna at (845) 548-6520