It's More Than A Meal

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It's More Than A Meal
/ Jan 16th, 2015 1:14 am     A+ | a-
We are chefs. It's what we do. You hire us, we come to your home once a week, and we cook for you. We cook for you and your family. It's our job, our career, our LIFE.
Chicken Marbella
For most of us, food is our life. We eat, drink (ha...get it!?), breath, and live our lives around food. We don't just go to the store and buy what ever is on the shelf and then go home and shove it in our faces. Ok.....sometimes we do that. But the other 364 days of the year, we think about where that food came from, where it was raised, how far away it was grown, which farm it came from. We think about perfectly caramelized meat, which knife cut to use on those vegetables, how much time the kale should steam in the pan. We plan our holiday meals 90 days in advance because we are so excited for that one day when we get to do what we love to do, all day long, for all of our friends and family, and it's a HOLIDAY! Food isn't all we care about. We all have other interests outside of the kitchen. But food is like......really important. So after we have prepared all of these gloriously nutritious, perfectly delicious meals for you and your family to eat, we go home to our own families. And just like any other person at any other job, we sometimes think about the work we did that day and what we would have done differently....Should I have used basil instead of oregano? That whatever would have been great with mushrooms too. Blah, blah, blah. Sometimes we think about how great we did......That soup was the BOMB! That was the most perfect medium rare on a prime rib EVER!
Prime Rib
And every once in a while, we get a text or an email from you.... "I can't remember the last time we could sit down together as a family. Especially before 8:30. Such a treat for all of us." "I thought I would like the food but I didn't know what to expect. It is absolutely amazing!! I have NEVER looked forward to dinner, but now, it's family time again."
 Babcock Family
Or "WOW!! I caught my kids sneaking your roasted broccoli from the fridge last night! BROCCOLI!"
 Mongolian Beef
And "I wanted to thank you for assisting my athlete during his off-season training program. Your attention to details and ability to adapt his meals...were outstanding."
 Arthur Brown and Bryce Brown
(me with Arthur Brown of the Baltimore Ravens and Bryce Brown of the Buffalo Bills) For most of our clients, our service isn't just about helping out because you have 50 million other things to do that day. It's a matter of eating or not. It's a matter of health and quality of life. It's about managing diabetes, congestive heart failure, food allergies and how the heck to get your kids to eat something other than a chicken nugget. So when you send us that message, and we see the joy on your faces, or hear the relief in your voice, our hearts are filled with joy. This totally makes our day! To know that what we have done for you, whether it was to help you get to that goal weight, get your kids to eat broccoli, reduce the sodium in your diet or just get dinner on the table before 9:00 pm....brings us the most satisfaction. We put more than just a meal on that table. And that's the best Thank You. Rebecca Nedrow is an ACF Certified Culinarian with a Bachelor's degree in Dietetics from Kansas State University. She is also the Director of Operations for Friend that Cooks Personal Chefs. Friend that Cooks personal chefs in Wichita and Kansas City offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. In Kansas City and Wichita learn more: Check us out in Chicago: and St. Louis:
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