How to Book a Chef for a Weekly Meal Prep
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How it works
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Choose meals

- Enter your zip code to make sure we have chefs in your area
- Choose dishes, use filters to quickly find your favorite food
- Choose the # of servings and add a dish to cart, you can add special instructions

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Book a chef

- Log in to your account or create a new account
- Click on Schedule Your In-Home Cooking session to book a chef
- The chef will shop, cook in your kitchen, store the food and clean up

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Enjoy a full fridge

- Your shopping list will be emailed to you once the chef approves your order
- On the day of the cooking, you don't need to be at home while the chef is cooking
- Enjoy a full refrigerator of tasty homecooked food and a clean kitchen!

– The menu includes a wide variety of dishes, with lots of flexibility, and customization option

The cooking fee is the same whether you order 10 servings or 5. 

All the chefs can cook for you all the dishes. They also have the foods that they like to cook and specialize in, read about it in their profiles.

Your safety and security are our top priority. All the chefs undergo a background check, carry a food safety certificate, and have general liability insurance.

  1. If you chose to have the chef buy the groceries, mark the ingredients you have at home and share the list with the chef. 
  2. You will get the receipt and be charged for the grocery cost after the shopping is done.

Time is precious. Enjoy your delicious meals and leftovers for a few days at home without the hassle! ​

Put Your Meal Prep on Semi-Autopilot

The next time you book an in-home cooking service, you can also reserve a series of future appointments with your preferred day, time, and chef. You won’t be charged until you select dishes for an upcoming appointment.

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Time-based pricing

When you order multiple dishes, our system calculates the time it takes to prepare several dishes at once. Overlapping dishes will cost you less than if they were prepared one at a time.

Get the most out of your order

You can get some side dishes for free. Start with the main dish, then add the sides. You'll see the magic pricing at work. The prices will change as you add more dishes to your cart. You'll only pay for the total time it takes to prepare everything.

Frequently Asked Questions

The chefs will cook the meals in your kitchen. All the chefs cook all the dishes.

All the chefs cook all the dishes. You can read in the chefs' bios about their specialties. You can book a specific chef or the platform can assign an available chef close by.

If you need a specific day and time, choose "Any" chef and see all the available times. 

Your safety is our top priority. All cooks are insured, undergo ID and criminal background checks, and have a food safety certificate. Read more about Safety and Trust here.

Nothing is more important to us than the safety of our customers and cooks. The chefs that work with Foodom follow FDA and CDC recommended guidelines when they are in your kitchen.

Read here about the measures taken by the cooks before, during, and after the in-home cooking service.

The minimum order on Foodom is $100, for a few dishes, each one up to 10 servings and enough food for a few days. The more you order, the more you can save, as the chef can prepare a few dishes at the same time.

The price is the cooking fee of each dish and it includes cooking most dishes up to 10 servings, storing, and cleaning up.

The price per dish stays the same whether you order 4 or 10 servings because it's based on the time it takes to cook the entire dish, regardless of the number of servings. 

For some dishes, the serving size is different than 10. This is because of the limitation of the cooking equipment, such as the size of pots and pans. 

The service does not include ingredients and serving.

No time to shop? The chef can buy the ingredients for you, add this option during checkout (for an additional fee).

You have the option to buy the groceries yourself or have the chef buy your preferred ingredients for you for an extra fee of $35, from your preferred grocery store near your home.

If the chef buys the groceries for you:

  • Mark the ingredients you have at home on the list and share the updated list with the chef.
  • You will pay for the ingredients after the cooking is done, we will email you a copy of the receipt and charge your card.

By choosing a chef shop for your groceries, you can potentially reduce your average grocery spending dramatically. The chef will buy only what’s needed for the meal without impulse shopping or buying extra quantity beyond what you need—food that you might throw away after.

The grocery list will be emailed to you after the chef approves the order. You will then be able to mark what you have in your kitchen and shop for the rest or share the list with your chef to have them buy the ingredients for you.

You can book a meal as often as you like, we have customers that are booking 1-2 times a week, others are booking every other week to help them with their weekly meal preparation.

Some customers also book Foodom chefs for special occasions, such as birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.

We ask to book the meals 48 hours in advance, to allow the chefs enough time to connect with you and prepare for the cooking.

It's totally up to you, you can order any type of food from the menu. For most dishes, the serving size is designed to be up to 10 servings or the size of your pots and pans. For the maximum value, we recommend booking a meal once a week, that will serve you 2-3 days with leftovers and order a few more dishes that you can freeze and enjoy in the 2nd half of the week.

Another option is to group with other people and/or families into a food pod. Read more about it here.

Keep it easy, healthy, interesting, and cost-efficient.

The meals are optimized when booked with max servings and there are a few ways to work in into households of 1-2 people:
1. Freeze some serving for lunches and dinners and for the following week.
2. Use food pods and split the food with another couple or a few friends.
This way you enjoy the variety and the flexibility so you can mix and match any dishes that you like.

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