Personal Chef Reviews

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Name Jen
Location Chicago
We feel so lucky to have Elana in our lives!! With two full-time jobs and a one year old in daycare, meal planning and dinnertime at our house had turned into a stressful scramble, too often ending up with lots of bickering and less-than-healthy food on the table. Elana's weekly visits have changed things entirely. She is so lovely to work with, very sweet and accommodating, and she is an excellent chef. We are so much healthier and happier because of Elana.
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Name Jen
Location Chicago
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Name Shannon Grispon
Location St. Louis, MO
Damar has been cooking for us since October and it has changed our lives! His food is always delicious, healthy (per our request), and he is always happy to accommodate any other dietary restrictions/cravings we have asked for! My children look forward to seeing him on mondays and we are always excited to come home and see what he has prepared for our family! He also leaves my kitchen in perfect condition. I really couldn’t recommend Damar or this service any more!!! Five stars! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐
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Name Shannon Grispon
Location St. Louis, MO
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Name Marla
Location Chicago
Thursdays are a very happy day in our house because that's when Elana is here. We all rush home to see what delicious things Elana has prepared! The kids eagerly await to see which of their favorite muffins Elana has made. Our whole family has been so impressed by Elana's creativity, skill, and joy of cooking. Our hearts and bellies are full with gratitude!
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Name Marla
Location Chicago
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Name Lindsey Merrill Stigers
Location St. Louis
Damar is great! At first I was really nervous about having a stranger in my kitchen, but we really loved Damar and his care for our family. He quickly set me at ease. He made a variety of delicious food and tracked to our budget well. Was open to what we wanted to do, what we already had on hand and did our grocery shopping for us! That was huge in our busy lifestyle. Couldn't recommend him and this service more highly! Laugh
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Name Lindsey Merrill Stigers
Location St. Louis
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Name sheila B.
Location chicago
My husband has cooked for our plant based family for the last few years but then time became an issue. So, we started with Elana in January and she has been terrific! We have two teenage daughters and they cannot wait to come home on Tuesdays to see what she has created! I find myself shaking my head at how she comes up with these clever dishes. My oldest thinks Elana should be on Master Chef!! Elena is very respectful of our food choices, likes, dislikes and welcomes any requests. And, Elana is well-versed in all cuisines which makes our choices endless. Thank you Elana for taking the stress out of feeding a family of 4 after long days at the office! I secretly hope she does not compete for Master Chef! Smile
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Name sheila B.
Location chicago
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Name Jason
Location Chicago
Chef Elana is the best, she makes sooo many different things and they’re all delicious and healthy. Highly recommend!!!!
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Name Jason
Location Chicago
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Name Marla Martin
Location Chicago
I’m so happy to have Elana as my personal chef! I have a very strict dietary protocol with a long list of food sensitivities, so cooking everything from scratch was very time consuming. Elana has made such a difference in my quality of life, providing ready-to-go meals that are healthy and entirely catered around my needs. She’s open to ideas, preferences and the whims of whatever I feel like eating, and she’ll customize dishes that may otherwise not be safe for me to eat.

I’m so glad to have her and look forward to more great food in my future! In love
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Name Marla Martin
Location Chicago
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Name Kimberly Jenkins
Location Naperville, IL
Having Katie in our lives has been a complete game changer for us. My husband and I are both workaholics and were not eating healthy at all, mostly ordering take out every day! With Katie, we're eating delicious but healthy meals every day. Katie always goes above and beyond, prepares ahead of time for what the plan for our week will look like and is always accommodating of special requests! Absolutely love her!! Smile
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Name Kimberly Jenkins
Location Naperville, IL
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Name Mark C. Pool
Location Chicago Suburb (Geneva)
Katie (Chicago) has been wonderful. With a family that has a full schedule, the great meals she provides has stopped us from eating fast food. We are very happy with the Friend that Cooks service.
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Name Mark C. Pool
Location Chicago Suburb (Geneva)
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Name Susan Erickson
Location Milwaukee
A search for personal chef services for my elderly mother in the Milwaukee area led me to Friend That Cooks and Chef Matt. My mother required a special low sodium diet that would enable her to decrease high dosages of blood pressure medications that were causing significant side effects. Chef Matt immediately understood our goal and has prepared delicious, low sodium meals for my mom for close to two years now. She loves them! Her blood pressure is now well controlled with just the slightest of medications and no side effects! Chef Matt is a pleasure to have in our kitchen. We respect him as a friend, a chef - and part of our health care team!
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Name Susan Erickson
Location Milwaukee

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