Ultra-fresh ingredients... you source, or I do... just for your meal.

Ultra-fresh ingredients... you source, or I do... just for your meal.

Roasted salmon flank, with my special rub... SO good.

Roasted salmon flank, with my special rub... SO good.

Lasagna dinner in Chanhassen, MN. No additives...maximum flavor!

Lasagna dinner in Chanhassen, MN. No additives...maximum flavor!

Two happy cooking (and eating) assistants in Wayne, NE — by the way, these ribs in a homemade plum sauce are THE BOMB!

Two happy cooking (and eating) assistants in Wayne, NE — by the way, these ribs in a homemade plum sauce are THE BOMB!

Full Plate helped make my Palm Springs birthday weekend SO special. By the time my friends and I checked into our rental house, Jay had stocked the fridge with our favorite beverages and snacks — including the most amazing homemade guacamole and decadent brownies!

He came back to prepare a fabulous poolside dinner the next night — leaving us with plenty of leftovers, and even a breakfast casserole and fruit salad for the next morning.
It was wonderful to be able enjoy the house, pool, and the company of my friends without having to worry about grocery shopping or cooking. Plus everyone still raves about how good all of the food was! 
— Debbie S.; Seattle, WA
Rigatoni with cauliflower, capers, and raisins prepared with a dear friend in Tulsa, OK. Yum!

Rigatoni with cauliflower, capers, and raisins prepared with a dear friend in Tulsa, OK. Yum!

All you do is set your table! (This was for a fabulous Easter brunch in Palm Springs, CA).

All you do is set your table! (This was for a fabulous Easter brunch in Palm Springs, CA).

Nopales salad with queso fresco and a juicy red in Malibu, CA

Nopales salad with queso fresco and a juicy red in Malibu, CA

Backyard BBQ in Madison, WI: ribs, with baked beans and two salads. (That's my mom on the right)

Backyard BBQ in Madison, WI: ribs, with baked beans and two salads. (That's my mom on the right)

We used Full Plate for a multiple-birthdays celebration at a VRBO (16 people plus a few other guests for a week). Working with Jay and his menus/recipes, my daughter and I planned a menu for the week. Every single item we chose was a BIG hit.

We had to allow for an onion allergy, and Jay worked around that beautifully - creating several “no-onion” servings of requested dishes.

Cornish pasties were a huge hit — as were the dilly bars, the brownies and ice cream, both bean dishes, the baked egg casseroles for breakfast/brunch, two kinds of lasagna, two kinds of enchiladas, and the pork loin. Oh, and the brie bowl, and the jalapeño poppers!

Jay delivered the food in two stages since we were there so long — he’s attentive to detail, a charming raconteur, warm, and knowledgeable about the local area.

The best thing about managing food this way is that as a host your time is free of the feeding-people time suck: shopping-in-a-strange-place/store, prepping food, cleaning up, and starting all over again with the next meal. Also, by eating in, you avoid the pain (and time waster In my opinion), of eating out with a large party - hard to do without renting your own room. This way, you can play, visit, swim, sight-see at will, and participate in the event, rather than WORKing the event.
— Diana E.; Seattle, WA and San Clemente, CA

Full Plate 2019-20

Services and Prices

This is your food, from your kitchen, to your table. But I do the work, so you can be a guest, in your own home! You pay for my time, and for the groceries, 

Services includes:  meal planning; grocery shopping; fully prepared dishes; and a clean kitchen.

It’s wonderful to walk into the heavenly smells of delicious home-cooked meals wafting from my kitchen when Jay visits! I pour wine, open my mail, and chat with Jay as he brings the meals over the finish line.

All I do is set the table, enjoy the meals, clear the table and load the dishwasher! The leftovers are outstanding, providing me with two additional lunches, and two dinners. . . a total value!

Two meals from his repertoire to consider — savory Polish cabbage rolls, and his decadent tuna noodle casserole.
— Nancy B.; Boston, MA

1) Base Package: Dinner or Brunch for Four—

We develop a custom menu; I send a proposal for approval. On the appointed day, I shop, and arrive to prepare dinner (salad, entree, and a side dish) or brunch (seasonal fruit salad, breakfast strata or frittata, and coffee cake) from your kitchen.

You'll have enough for four hungry people, plus leftovers for a second meal.

This is skillfully prepared, really delicious home-cooked meal(s) table-ready when you are!  Simply set your table, and when dinner's ready, dig in, while I clean-up the kitchen and "Exit...stage left."

2019-20 Base Package Pricing$155 (plus reimbursement for the actual cost of the groceries). 

This includes:

  • $110 labor / visit (the base price is for four people —just add $10 per person for each added guest)

  • $45 grocery shopping service fee

  • Plus the actual cost of groceries (receipts provided).

2) Week-of-Meals Package — four meals —

Perfect for a busy, working family, or if you're entertaining out-of-town guests! It also makes a thoughtful gift for someone recovering from surgery, or after the loss of a loved-one.

We’ll develop a custom menu; I'll send a proposal for approval. On the appointed day, I'll shop, and arrive to spend a half-day in your / their kitchen preparing four main-course entrees. 

One entree is for that day (just add a salad and side dish!) — the remaining entrees go into the fridge or freezer. (Portions are family-sized for 4-6 people, so if you're a couple, you'll get at least two meals out of each entree).                           

2019-20 Prices: $380 (plus reimbursement for the actual cost of the groceries). For FOUR meals, this is a screaming deal! It breaks down as follows:

  • $320 for a single-session booking

  • $50 grocery shopping service fee

  • Actual cost of groceries.

3) Grocery Shopping SERVICES

My high-school grocery-store job gave me a life-long love for this task. I'm really happy wandering the aisles, grocery shopping for you! (Yes, I know how to-hunt for good deals, and how-to select the freshest produce and meats.)

Just give me your list. Then let me do the leg work and drop off for you. 

2019-20 Prices:  

  • $45 for a grocery bill up-to $100

  • $60 for a grocery bill between $100 and $200

  • Groceries more than $200, the service fee will be 20 percent of your grocery total.

  • Add $5 for each additional store required or requested and $10 if you specify Costco.

3) For DESERT Vacationers / VISITORS

Visiting Palm Springs for some fun-in-the-sun?  Don’t waste time in the grocery store or kitchen! Let me do the Grocery Shopping for you, to stock up your rental house with the staples you specify; then add-on a Base Package for your first-night dinner, or a Week-of-Meals.

We can nail down your grocery list just a day or two ahead. Then, you can either:

  • Provide me with vacation-home entry instructions so that I can pack it in before you arrive (I'm licensed and insured). Or...

  • Arrange a specific time for your groceries to be delivered once you’ve arrived.

For pricing, see relevant sections above.

Add-On Services

  • More than four people: $10-per-head for each added family-member or guest, not-to-exceed-ten. My focus is intimate meals, so if you have a large group and need caterer referrals, please let me know, I'm happy to help you find someone.

  • Appetizers: $35 per appetizer (each serves 4-6 people)

  • Desserts: $35 per dessert (serves 4-6 people).

  • Table Service: for $100 I'll stick around to bring the dishes to the table with / for you; help you serve; and then clean up after the meal (dishwasher loaded…leftovers wrapped and stored)

  • Brunch Fritatta or Strata: $35. One of my favorite things to make for brunch... so you can just heat-and-eat for an upcoming breakfast.

Call Or Email to book an appointment

(206) 954-6570 OR (760) 537-0626

 FullplatebyJay@gmail.com

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Refer someone who becomes a Full Plate customer, your next Base-Package booking is half price.

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