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Would you pay for a private cook?

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Meal packages and food delivery services are all the rage but what if you could have meals cooked in your home by a hired help?

My BFF in Canada loves to cook. For 10 years, she owned a quaint seaside restaurant. She sold it in 2016. Now, she’s toying with another food related career move: private cook.

And ever since she mentioned it to me, my ears have be perked up and my brain has been spinning. I love food and I love to cook too.

I used to be a house cleaner and although it’s a physically demanding job, the money is good. It’s quite common for a household to have a professional cleaner come in weekly or fortnightly.

But would working families, couples and singles also hire a weekly or daily cook? Imagine arriving home to glorious food smells and a hot meal waiting on the stove or in the oven. If I asked for a show of hands right now, I think there would be many jazz hands in the air.

Here’s why I think hiring a private cook to prep and cook meals in your home could be the next big household “norm”.

Time Poor

This is the problem with so many people these days. We are all busy. Too busy to make healthy food choices even. How many professional men and women pick up dinner from the drive-thru because they are too tired to cook once they get home? Wouldn’t it be nice to arrive home to a home-cooked meal 5 nights a week?

Can’t Cook

Not everyone is on their way to being the next Masterchef. I’m not either but I can cook yummy food, just ask my son (and he’s a fussy bugger).

I’m often shocked when I read posts on social media from people saying they can’t cook. Maybe I take this skill for granted because I grew up in a household with a mother who cooked from scratch most of the time. But not everyone is able in the kitchen. It’s a good reason to hire someone to cook your meals.

Hate Being in the Kitchen

Some people know how to cook but they hate it. I’ll admit it, I don’t always love having to cook after working all day and I certainly use some shortcuts sometimes but generally, I like being in the kitchen. Especially with the music cranked up and a glass of wine in hand.

The Same Meals All. The. Time

It is so easy to prefect a few recipes and stick to them. The problem is, you and your family will get bored. Hiring a personal food prepper will give you variety and ideas for the times you do cook for yourself and your family.

Can Afford a Private Cook and Cleaner

Hey, if you have a disposable income, why the heck not? You may think a service like this is reserved for the rich and famous or executives but it’s working families who need it the most (in my opinion).

How much would you spend on a private cook? 

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Author: Jennifer Morton

Freelance travel and lifestyle writer | photographer | coffee snob | INFJ | yogi wannabe | Canadian expat | will write for money

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