Let's Eat Home! Personal Chef Service - Serving Chicago, IL and All Surrounding Suburbs







.: PERSONAL CHEF PRICES - Classic Fresh Service SPRING 2020 :.








California, Spa & Vegetarian Menus

(More to come!)


It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato

~ Lewis Grizzard







Here are a few new dishes. More to come!
  • Chicken Braised with Red Wine, Red Wine Vinegar and Tomatoes
  • Hanger Steak with Miso Glaze
  • Tortellini with Asparagus, Peas, Mint, and Goat Cheese
  • Lemon Pepper Pappardelle with Shrimp
  • Tuna or Salmon Tartare
  • Spinach with Sesame and Soy
  • Carrot, Baby Potato, and Pea Ragout with Tarragon
  • Broiled Asparagus and Artichokes with Lemon Brown Butter
  • Stir-Fried Asparagus and Shitake with Ginger and Sesame
  • Farro with Pesto, Cherry Tomatoes, Grilled Vegetables, Mozzarella & Aged Parmesan-Reggiano
  • Jerusalem Salad - Tomatoes, Persian Cucumbers & Parsley in a Tahini Sauce


In addition to the following "spa" fare, for those wishing to lose a few pounds or are just desirous of more balanced and healthy fare, we will prepare recipes from The South Beach Diet, Cooking Light, as well as dishes from Canyon Ranch Spa.

Spa and Vegetarian Cuisine - Main Courses


Baked Halibut Provencale - SPA

Salmon (or any fish) and Baby Vegetables Cooked in Foil - SPA

Spicy Grilled Tuna Steaks - SPA

Shrimp with Chiles, Snow Pea Pods, Ginger, Garlic & Scallions - SPA

Shrimp with Vanilla - SPA

Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Roman Style with a Garlic-Parsley-Black Pepper Butter/Extra-Virgin Olive OIL - can be grilled on skewers-SPA

Scampi w/French green beans and Caramelized Pears - SPA

Chili and Lime Marinated Snapper (grouper or Tilapia as well) with Roasted Corn Salsa - SPA

Grilled Sesame Swordfish with Pesto

Citrus Broiled Salmon - SPA

Grilled Halibut with Fresh Mango Salsa - SPA

Rainbow Trout with Tarragon - SPA

Cod Broiled with Miso

Parmesan Crusted Mahi Mahi

Salmon Cakes with Remoulade Sauce

Scallops with Peach-Mango Salsa - SPA


Asian Barbeque Chicken - SPA

Chicken Marbella - Delicious Mediterranean dish w/prunes, olives, capers and garlic- SPA

Chicken Picatta - SPA

Chicken Marsala - SPA

Herb Roasted Chicken or Individual Cornish Hens Roasted with Rosemary-Roasted Potatoes, Baked Shallots and fresh herbs

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Lemon and Lime Roasted Chicken w/Garlic - SPA

Honey Balsamic Chicken w/ Tomatoes, Mushrooms and Peppers - SPA

Chicken Stir-Fry - SPA

Chicken Thighs with Garlic and Lime - SPA

Chicken Breasts Stuffed w/Artichokes, Lemon and Goat Cheese

Turkey Meatloaf

Turkey and Three-Bean Chili


Italian Meat Loaf with Fresh Basil and Provolone

Florentine Style T-bone (or Rib-Eye or NY Strip)- SPA

Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon w/Horseradish Cream

Filet Mignon with Peppercorn Mustard Sauce

Shaking Beef - Delicious Thai Dish

Teriyaki Pork Chops - SPA


Cold Oriental Noodles w/ Peanut Sauce

Spinach Lasagna w/Goat's Cheese

Roast Vegetable Lasagna

Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni

Ravioli w/Mushrooms and Sugar Snap Peas

Tomato-Vodka Pasta w/Shitake Mushrooms and Eggplant

Macaroni and Cheese

Pasta w/Fresh Tomato Sauce

Baked Ziti w/Eggplant, Tomato, and Three Cheeses

Vegetable Napoleon w/Ricotta Cheese

Vegetarian Chili 

Eggplant Parmesan

Wild Mushroom and Leek Tart/Quiche

Butternut, Feta, & Spinach Pie

Fresh Tomato and Zucchini Tart/Quiche w/Mozzarella and Basil

Wild Rice and Vegetable Stuffed Yellow Bell Peppers

Assorted Quiches - Leek/Gruyere, Gruyere/Spinach, Tomato/Zucchini, Mushroom/Swiss, et al.


Vegetable Galette

Porcini Risotto With Peas

Couscous with Dried Apricots and Preserved Lemon

Tomato and Eggplant Pie

Smoky Eggplant Soup 

Mushroom and Herb Polenta

Tuscan Eggplant with Black Garlic 

Israeli Cous-Cous with Turmeric, OJ, Lemon, Scallion, Pecans, Dried Cranberries & Goat Cheese

Wild Rice and Orzo with Pinenuts, Parmesan, Grilled Vegetables, Wild Mushrooms, Spinach, Feta, Olives and Dried Cranberries

Pissaladière - Provencal Onion, Niçoise Olive and Anchovy Tart

Hearty Vegetarian Soups - meals in themselves

Potato Leek Soup

Potato-Cheese Soup

Wild Mushroom Soup - SPA

Baked Butternut Squash Soup with Crème Fraiche - SPA (without the Creme Fraiche)

Cream/Puree (no cream) of Broccoli Soup

Cream/Puree (no cream) of Asparagus Soup

Tuscan Tomato Basil Soup - SPA

Roasted Corn Soup


Spa and Vegetarian Cuisine - Side Dishes

Fresh Green Salad - optional ingredients: candied walnuts; pine nuts; avocado; home made croutons; cheese (parmesan/goat cheese); bacon; sautéed mushrooms; grilled peppers; caramelized apples or pears; or just fresh garden vegetables - the list goes on - tell me your favorite salad ingredients! Comes with Steph's Balsamic Vinaigrette, Honey Hazelnut Vinaigrette or dressing of your choice - first nights dinner only

Green Beans with Dilled Lemon Butter

Crunchy Szechuan Green Beans


Baby Green Peas with Pearl Onions


Steamed French Green Beans w/Pine-Nut Brown Butter


Spinach w/Sesame Dressing


Steamed Asparagus with Orange Butter

Zucchini Pancakes with Chunky Applesauce and Chive Sour Cream


Grilled Asparagus with Pistachios


Spinach Roman Style w/Raisins and Pine Nuts


Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry


Baked Artichokes Parmesan


Tuscan Baked Eggplant


Grilled Parmesan Asparagus


Feta, Cucumber and Radish Salad


Glazed Tri Colore Bell Peppers and Sugar Snap Peas


Steamed Sugar Snap Peas


Sautéed Mixed Peppers and Onions


Braised Winter Squash and Potatoes w/ Mustard and Shallots


Grilled Asparagus w/Sesame Seeds or Pine Nuts


Puree of Butternut Squash


Sesame and Garlic Green Beans and Cherry Tomato Salad


Garlic Spinach with Pine Nuts


Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Kalamata Olives


Steamed Broccoli with Garlic Butter


Cous-Cous Salad w/Dried Cranberries/Scallion and Goat's Cheese




A little less SPA! - Side Dishes

Orzo Pasta and Goat Cheese w/Tomato, Pine Nuts and Wild Mushrooms

Wild Rice and Orzo w/Pine Nuts, Parmesan, Wild Mushrooms and Dried Cranberries

Foil-Baked Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

Potato Galette

Potatoes Sarladaise (crispy layers of potatoes, butter, nutmeg, crispy scallions and wild mushrooms)

Wild Rice and Orzo

Parmesan Polenta

Scallion Pancakes w/Plum and Hoisin Sauce

Potato Pancakes - w/Applesauce and Chive Sour Cream

Corn Cakes w/ Peach-Mango Salsa

Zucchini Bread

Banana Bread

Date-Nut Bread

Rice Pilaf

Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

Mashed Sweet Potatoes or Yams

Mashed Idaho Potatoes

Grandma's Noodle Kugel

Wasabi Mashed Potatoes

Polenta w/Mascarpone and Pesto

Baby Carrots in Sweet Cream

Glazed Carrots

Garlic and Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Ginger-Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato Pancakes - w/Applesauce and Chive Sour Cream







Tilapia, Mahi Mahi (or any fish) Cooked in Foil w/Baby Vegetables and Basil Oil


Spicy Grilled Tuna Steaks


Cod Broiled with Miso Sauce


Teriyaki Salmon


Grilled Rosemary Salmon


Five-Spice Salmon


Lump Crabmeat Fritters


Creole Salmon Cakes


Citrus Broiled Mahi Mahi


Grilled Sesame Swordfish with Pesto


Halibut Provencal


Grilled Scampi with Wild Mushrooms, Snow Pea Pods, Garlic and Scallion


Lemon and Garlic Shrimp Roman Style with a Garlic-Parsley-Black Pepper Oil- grilled on skewers


Shrimp with Chiles, Snow Pea Pods, Ginger, Garlic & Scallions


Vanilla Shrimp




Grilled Basil Chicken with French Green Beans and Shitake Mushrooms


Baked Chicken with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Peppers


Grilled Tarragon Chicken


Honey Balsamic Chicken


Baked Pesto Chicken


Turkey Chili


Oven "Fried" Chicken Fingers with Honey-Mustard Dipping Sauce


Chicken Marbella - Delicious Mediterranean dish w/prunes, olives, capers and garlic


Spanish Spiced Rubbed Chicken with Mustard-Green Onion Sauce


Spice-Rubbed Chicken Tenderloins with Cilantro Dipping Sauce


Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry


Lemon and Lime Roasted Pepper Chicken with Garlic


Sausage and Chicken Gumbo    




Florentine-Style NY Strip Steak - (T-bone or Filet Mignon as well)


Shaking Beef - Thai Beef Dish


Beef Satay with Peanut Sauce


Honey-Hoisin Pork Tenderloin 

Diner Meat Loaf "Muffins"


Thai Grilled Steak with French Green Beans


Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Raspberries, Blueberries and Port



Mixed Vegetable Stir-Fry 


Vegetarian 3-Bean Chili


Eggplant Parmesan


Tofu Cacciatore


Garlic and Lemon Grilled Vegetables 




Grilled Asparagus with Toasted Pine Nuts


Grilled Parmesan Asparagus


Baked Artichokes Parmesan


Tuscan Baked Eggplant


Mixed Greens with Garden Vegetables and Steph’s Balsamic Vinaigrette


French Green Beans w/ Toasted Pine Nuts


Sesame and Garlic Green Beans and Cherry Tomato Salad


Green Bean and Red Onion Salad


French Green Beans with Mixed Wild Mushrooms


Artichoke and Kalamata Olive Salad


Feta, Cucumber and Radish Salad


Baked Portobello Caps with Melted Goat Cheese

Balsamic Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil Salad


Edamame with Scallions and Sesame


Glazed Tri Colore Bell Peppers and Sugar Snap Peas


Sautéed Peppers & Onions


Bok Choy with Shitakes


Broiled Tomato w/Pesto and Mozzarella


South Beach "Mashed Potatoes" – made with Cauliflower


Garlic Spinach with Pine Nuts


Broiled Portobello Mushroom Caps w/Pesto and Pine Nuts


Summer Cole Slaw


Steamed Broccoli with Garlic Butter


Broccoli Rabe with Kalamata Olives












Areas we serve:


Our services are available for most areas in Chicago, IL and the surrounding suburbs: Andersonville, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Brookfield, Bucktown, Buffalo Grove, Burr Ridge, DePaul, Deerfield, Downer's Grove, Elmhurst, Evanston, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glenview, Gold Coast, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Hyde Park, Kenilworth, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Lombard, La Grange, Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Morton Grove, Near North, North Shore, Northbrook, Riverside, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Old Town, Printer’s Row, Park Ridge, River Forest, River North, Roscoe Village, Skokie, South Barrington, South Loop, Streeterville, Westchester, Western Springs, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wrigleyville, Wicker Park, Wilmette, Winnetka and others.


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