It sounds like a service only the rich and famous would use: a personal chef. However, in this day and age, there are lots of occasions when the average Joe Public might need such a provision.
Interestingly, the number of people using personal chefs has increased year on year in Australia. It seems that when we do have disposable income cooking is not so fun after all.
Obviously, there are those with a passion for cuisine who will always enjoy the challenge of creating mouth-watering dishes, but it would appear the average guy on the street would much prefer not to deal with the finer details of cooking a quality meal if at all possible.
Now that it has become a financial reality for a lot of people to use personal chefs there is a trend towards hiring them for parties or gatherings where a degree of finesse is required.
To offer guests a delicious, high-quality meal is a boon for party-throwers, and can convey a sense of sophistication which, alone, might not be achievable.
So, just what can a personal chef do to enhance or benefit your life? Here are a few things to consider:
- Free up your time – There’s an estimated 15 hours a week of time required to cook for the Average Australian, and that time could be better spent elsewhere. Imagine coming home every night after a hard day’s work to a healthy nutritious meal. No prep, no washing up, just relax.
- Get your 5 a day – Many of us are woefully short of having the required intake of fruit and veg. Why not let a personal chef rustle up dishes which include all the nutrition you need for a balanced healthy lifestyle. Sometimes it seems difficult to incorporate good nutrition into our diets, but a professional chef can work around your preferences and still produce healthy meals.
- You could save on groceries – Chefs will do the food shop for you. This means those impulsive, and usually unhealthy, purchases are out of your control. No more multi-bags of potato chips or 2 litre tubs of cookie dough ice cream.
- You’ll probably lose that belly – Again, we tend to eat on the run a lot due to a lack of time, and the consequences can be staggeringly unhealthy. Knowing there’s a tasty meal waiting at home, and a fridge full of agreeable snacks will stop the need for that coffee and doughnut on the go.
In Australia today there are lots of options for personal chefs. And as this trend appears to become ever more popular, it may just become a more common sight throughout the rest of the country. Imagine, never having to do the washing up ever again!