We are dedicated to helping busy households like yours get healthy meals back on your table.
Whether you are too busy to cook or simply dislike cooking, putting quality healthful food on the dinner table is still a priority. Hiring a cooking service is a way to ensure that you and your family are eating well, while enabling you to save valuable and precious time that you would otherwise be grocery shopping. Here are just a few examples of people whose lives could be improved by hiring a personal In-home cook:
- Busy professional, couples and individuals
- Active families
- Independent seniors
- New parents
- People on special diets
- People with weight loss goals
- People recovering from injury or illness
- People looking to give a unique special gift ( with a gift certificate)
- Anyone who does not know to cook
- Anyone who does not like to cook
On your scheduled service day, your personal cook will shop for your groceries and come to your home to prepare your chosen meals. They will usually arrive by 9AM and will be cooking in your kitchen for several hours. You don’t need to be home. Once your cook is finished, your kitchen will be cleaned up, your trash will be removed, floors swept, and your prepared foods will be left labeled in your fridge. Simple finishing or heating instructions will be left as well.
This depends on the meals you have chosen and how many servings you want (We can double or triple many recipes). We’ll prepare each meal “family style” so you’ll be able to dish it out in the way that works best for your household’s needs. If you would like salad fixings and dressing prepared, we can arrange that as well.
Your service fee is determined by the number of meals you would like prepared and the number of servings you need. All meals are different in the time they take to be prepared . A typical week of preparing 5 meals, usually takes around 4-5 hours total, including shopping. This is just an example. Pricing does vary depending on your needs, so please call or email us to go over your specific needs.
- Meal planning
- Grocery shopping
- Cooking, packaging, labeling and storing
- Kitchen clean-up
Your grocery bill varies based on the meals we are preparing and your organic vs. conventional preferences. As a benchmark, for 5 meals with 4-6 portions, it’s usually in the ballpark of $100.
You will choose the frequency that works best for you, based on your lifestyle and budget. We have weekly, bi-weekly and special occasion only clients. It’s entirely up to you.
No! As long as someone can let us in or we make arrangements to get a key or a code to your home in advance, you won’t need to be there.
Your groceries will come from local grocery stores. Some of our favorites are; Fred Meyer, Natural Grocer, Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods. If you have a preference, please let us know. We are happy to shop at the grocery store of your choice. We try to pick stores that are close to your home to reduce driving time.
Absolutely! We routinely accommodate gluten free and dairy free lifestyles as well as vegetarian diets. We can accommodate many food allergies as well. If you have an allergy or restriction, please let us know before scheduling your service date so that we can make sure we’re very clear about your needs.
Yes! If you need additional help getting healthy, other than our cooking service, nutrition counseling is available at a rate of $75 hourly. Whether you want us to consult with your practitioner or develop a customized plan just for you, we are here to help.
Our goal is to complement other health care being provided.
We leave that up to you, since there is a cost premium for organic ingredients. Normally, we use a mix of organic and conventional ingredients. You’re welcome to draw the line where you want it (e.g. only organic meat and dairy but conventional produce and grains).
The food we cook should generally be consumed within the week it’s prepared. If you want to save some of your food to eat at a later date, you’ll need to freeze portions so that they don’t spoil.
We accept checks as well as Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
We will collect your first service fee prior to your first service date. On your service day, we we will bill for the cost of groceries. For returning clients, we will bill for both your service fee & groceries on your service day.
You bet! Mindful Meals gift certificates make great gifts! Arrival a new baby, get well gifts, Mothers Day gifts, and of course birthday or holiday gifts! Call or email Francie at 541-610-9540, email@example.com.
We’re glad you asked! The best compliment you could give us is the referral of a friend or family member. If someone tries our service and tells us you referred them, we will take $25 off your next service fee as a thank you for referring us.
We’re currently cooking in Bend, Redmond and Sisters, Oregon. We have plans to expand into the Portland area in the near future.
If you would like us to come to your area, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll notify you as soon as we’re headed your way.
No. It will be your responsibility to have containers that we can store your meals in. We suggest glass containers if at all possible. If you need help finding them, please feel free to call or email us for suggestions of where to purchase these.
How do I get started?
Choose your meals from the menu provided, the number of nights and servings needed and a service date. We will be notified via email that you have signed up and one of us will be in touch with you promptly.