Personal Chef Serving Orange CountyMany families in Orange County are turning to Personal Chefs to prepare them delicious and healthy meals. If you are struggling to find time to cook or are looking for alternatives to the drive-thru window, Chef Bonnie can take the pressure off your shoulders, and provide delicious meals for you and your family in the convenience of your own home. From meal planning, to grocery shopping, to cooking, to cleanup, it's an invaluable FULL SERVICE that is catching on across the country. Check out Chef Bonnie's blog for the latest news and cooking tips!
Healthy HomestyleWith such busy schedules, maintaining a well balanced diet is incredibly difficult. Chef Bonnie centers her cooking style around "healthy homestyle" meals that the whole family can enjoy. She relies on fresh ingredients, smart substitutions, and proper cooking techniques to create healthier versions of traditional dishes and favorite comfort foods.
Gluten & Other AllergiesLiving a life with allergies doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite foods. By understanding how to use gluten free flours, non-dairy milks, liquid aminos, nutritional yeast, cashew cream and other ingredients, Bonnie can create zero-gluten and non-dairy versions of old standards like pizza, crispy oven baked chicken, mac & 'cheese', your favorite baked goods and more.
VeganMany individuals are choosing to eliminate meat and dairy from their diet. As dietary vegans themselves, Bonnie and her husband, Greg, have both seen first hand the health benefits of whole food plant based nutrition including double digit weight loss, as well as, a 50+ point drop in their cholesterol levels! Let Bonnie help with the planning, shopping and preparing of your vegan dishes.
How it Works
Getting StartedContact us and we will set up an appointment to meet with you at your home. As your personal chef, I want to understand what you like to eat and your dietary goals. Are you gluten free, soy free, dairy free or vegan? I can help you! All you need to do is tell me what you need. It's that simple. Armed with this information, I will customize menus for you that reflect these guidelines and assist you in selecting an initial set of meals for your first cook date.
Cooking DayOn your cooking day, Bonnie gets an early start shopping for the freshest ingredients at affordable prices. Once she has made her customary stops to the local grocers and/or butchers, she then heads over to your home to begin cooking your meals. Bonnie arrives with her mobile kitchen in tow including all her own cutlery and cookware. All you need to provide is adequate counter space, a working stove and oven, and a place to store the finished meals. Everything is prepared fresh to your specifications in the safety of your own home.
Dinner TimeWhen you arrive home, you will be greeted with the aroma of your freshly prepared meals. You will also find the kitchen exactly as you left it. As you open the refrigerator you will see the meals organized into individual or family style servings. Each container will be labeled with specific heating and serving instructions tailored to your liking (e.g. oven, microwave, plating suggestions).
Frequently Asked Questions
Pricing includes menu planning, travel, grocery shopping, approximately 4 hours of cooking, packaging, and cleanup.
Bonnie's two loves in life are her family and cooking. When she's not cooking, Bonnie enjoys practicing Taichi and walking her two dogs.
After graduating from UCLA, Bonnie joined the LPGA as a Golf Club Professional but eventually chose to forego her career when she and her husband, Greg, started their family. For the past 20 years, Bonnie has been at home with her kids, wearing many different hats along the way. What started out as being a mild interest in cooking eventually became Bonnie's new passion.I've been there. Running from one event to another, it's so easy to give into fast food. I want to provide a healthy and affordable alternative.
Bonnie now centers her cooking style around "healthy homestyle" meals that the whole family can enjoy. She relies on fresh ingredients, smart substitutions, and proper cooking techniques to create healthier versions of traditional dishes and favorite comfort foods.
Bonnie continues to always explore new approaches in cooking and nutrition by completing advanced certification courses at Laguna Culinary Arts in Laguna Beach, CA and T. Collin Campbell Foundation's Plant Based Nutrition Program through eCornell. She's a member of the American Personal Chef Association and is also a Cerftified Food Safety Manager by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
No more last minute drive-thru’s! Instead we get to sit down and have a true family dinner.
After a busy day, I love coming home to the smell of Bonnie’s cooking.
My Dad lives alone and leads a very active lifestyle. He doesn't like to spend time in the kitchen. Now each week he looks forward to Bonnie's great dishes.