A personal chef is more affordable than most people think. Consider the amount of time and money you spend on meal planning, shopping, preparing, cooking, and cleaning each day. Having a personal chef saves you at least 10-15 hours per week, allowing you to do the things you love. Please click here to read about the value of our services.
No. Like a housekeeping service, you do not need to be home on your scheduled cook date as long as appropriate arrangements are made in advance (e.g. key, code, etc.) for us to gain access to your refrigerator/freezer.
Meals are packaged in two-serving, family-sized containers, or single-serve containers. Our packaging is oven-safe, microwavable and disposable. They are manufactured in the USA, environmentally safe, recyclable, and are BPA- and PVC-free. If you prefer your meals to be packaged differently, please make note in your order and we will accommodate.
This depends upon the meal plan you select and the serving sizes of the containers. Appropriately sized and uniform containers are used for optimum and efficient storage.
Yes, we are able to provide nutritional information.  However, as all of our meals are made from scratch, it is very time-consuming to describe their nutritional value.  Unfortunately, we have found web applications such as Calorie Count or Nutrition Data to be relatively inaccurate.  This is because the numbers on these websites represent averages and do not always take into account different brands or serving sizes.

Since there is so much work involved in obtaining nutritional information that is accurate to the ingredients that we use, we charge a fee of $10 per dish if you would like this information included.

*Please provide one week notice if you would like us to include nutritional information.  Any nutritional information given by The Wandering Gourmet should only be used as a guide.
It all depends on the size of your event and if you request one for an intimate dinner. Servers are responsible for making your dining experience go smoothly. They serve each course, assist Chef Dan in the kitchen, pour beverages, make coffee, help with coats, assist in clean up during and after the event, etc.  Dan is happy to serve casually, but be aware that his first obligation is to the kitchen.  Dinner parties of 12 or more require at least one server.  Dinner parties of 20 or more require at least 2 servers.
Catering for events with over 30 guests is reserved for our existing clients.
There are no membership fees for using our services. You simply order the meal package that suits your needs at anytime after your initial consult. If you do not want to order another meal package you simply contact the office and let them know to cancel your service. We do kindly ask that you contact the office one week prior to your scheduled delivery day to freeze or cancel your upcoming order. Cancelation of a delivery scheduled within 24 hours will a fee.
Currently we have clients all over the Metro Detroit area and deliver 5 days a week. We have delivery routes to Port Huron, Ann Arbor, Novi, Detroit, Birmingham, Imlay City and everywhere in between. Feel free to contact us to see if we can deliver to you.