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

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

SO good, and way healthier than store-bought rotisserie chicken.

SO good, and way healthier than store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Minimal additives...maximum flavor!

Minimal additives...maximum flavor!

Two very-happy cooking (and eating) assistants in Wayne, NE By the way, these ribs really are THE BOMB!

Two very-happy cooking (and eating) assistants in Wayne, NE

By the way, these ribs really are THE BOMB!

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! 

All you do is set your table! 

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)

2016-17 Services & Pricing

as a PERSONAL home-COOKING SERVICE, I use your food and your kitchen to eliminate My overhead.  you pay for my time, and cover Grocery costs, so Full Plate IS A GREAT VALUE versus restaurants and caterers. 

my Services includes: meal planning, grocery shopping if necessary (added fee), preparation of Fully prepared dishes—And A Clean kitchen!   

Gourmet PACKAGE  (morning)

I arrive in your kitchen in the morning to prepare a salad, entree, and a side. It's enough for 2-4 people, plus leftovers for a second meal—wrapped, refrigerated, and just waiting for you to heat & eat when you're ready. Simple instructions provided.

If you won’t be home, just provide me with home-entry instructions (I'm licensed and insured).

Prices:  (Base price is for two people....add $10 per person for each added guest. Base price doesn't include grocery fees).

  • $75 for first-time (trial) customers.
  • $90 for single bookings; $85 per session for two-or-three bookings; $80 per session for four-or-more bookings.
  • What a deal! If you refer someone who becomes a new Full Plate customer, your next booking is half price. If you give the gift of Full Plate to a friend or family member your next booking is half price.

Premium PACKAGE  (Evening)

This is “just like family” home cooking—with your meal(s) table-ready when you’re ready!

I’ll be in your kitchen in the late afternoon (I flex my time to your dining hour) to prepare a salad, entree, and a side. It's enough for 2-4 people, plus leftovers for a second meal. Set the table, visit with your family and guests over a glass of wine, or catch up on the news! (If you want to learn to make any dish, I'm happy to talk you through my preparation, demonstration-style). When everything's ready, you just take it to your table, as I "Exit...stage left."

If you won’t be home, just provide me with home-entry instructions (I'm licensed and insured). You'll arrive to the aroma of home cooking, and a dinner that's ready!

Prices:   (Base price is for two people...add $10 per person for each added guest.  Base price doesn't include grocery fees).

  • $85 for first-time (trial) customers.
  • $100 for single bookings; $95 per session for two-or-three bookings; $90 per session for four-or-more bookings. 
  • What a deal!  If you refer someone who becomes a new Full Plate customer, your next booking is half price. If you give the gift of Full Plate to a friend or family member your next booking is half price.

A Week of Meals     (Midday)

Perfect for a busy, working family, or if you're having out-of-town guests! Also a great gift for expecting- or new-parents; as a post-surgery recovery gift; or as a gift for someone who's recently lost a loved one. 

I’ll do the necessary grocery shopping—you just reimburse me for the materials—then I'll spend 3 to 4 hours midday in your / their kitchen preparing four main-course entrees for fridge and/or freezer. (The 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).

If you won’t be home, just provide me with home-entry instructions (I'm licensed and insured.)                              

Prices:  

  • $300 for a single-session booking (includes grocery shopping)
  • $275 per session for 2-or-3 bookings;
  • $250 per session for 4-or-more bookings.

Grocery Shopping SERVICES

For Coachella Valley-residents:

If you don’t want to stock the larder for our agreed-upon meal(s), I'm happy to pick up the supplies. My service fees are as follows:

  • $35 for a grocery bill up to $100
  • $45 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...$10 if you specify Costco.

For DESERT Vacationers / VISITORS:

Visiting the Palm Springs area for some fun-in-the-sun?  I’ll have the pantry and fridge of your rental stocked with the staples you specify—ready and waiting for your arrival—so you can hit the pool, tennis court, hiking trail, or golf course, and NOT waste time in the grocery store!

We can nail down your list a few days ahead. Then you provide me with vacation home-entry instructions (I'm licensed and insured).  Or, we can arrange a specific time for your groceries to be delivered to your rental—once you’ve arrived.

Vacationer / Visitor Shopping Fees:

  • $75 flat service fee (time), plus reimbursement for the groceries (materials). Add $5 for each additional grocery store required, and $10 if you specify Costco.
  • First-Night Dinner: For an added $125, you can have a salad, entree, and a side—typically enough for 2-4, plus some leftovers—ready and waiting for you to heat & eat. (Add $10 for each added person more than two). 
  • Hey, check out the Week of Meals package if you're planning to dine-in for a few nights. (Link:  Week of Meals)

Add-On Services

  • More than two 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).  I make a mean dessert, but I'm not in-love with baking. So you may want to pick up something from your favorite bakery, or if desserts are your forté, go ahead and whip up your specialty!  
  • Lasagna, Cornish Pasties, or Soprano's Sunday Gravy:  I charge an additional $25 for each—to cover the extra time/labor involved.
  • Table Service: for $85 I'll stick around to bring the dishes to the table, help you serve, and then clean up after the meal (dishwasher loaded…leftovers wrapped and stored)
  • "Morning After" Fritatta or Strata: $35.  One of my favorite things to make for brunch; either customized or, better-still, with last night’s leftovers. I'll make one, or teach you how to prepare one for your family.