vancouver personal chef service

Fresh, seasonal and so­phis­ti­cat­ed comfort food with a gourmet twist. In the comfort and con­ven­ience of your own home. What would you do with an extra 8.5 hours a week?

how it works

What would you do with an extra hour or two each night? Statistics Canada estimates that the average Canadian spends about 8.5 hours a week cooking, washing up and preparing meals. A Personal Chef can free you to spend that time working, exercising, enjoying your favourite hobbies or simply spending more time with the ones…

services & pricing

Cooking Journeys is a “fee plus” personal chef service. This means that all prices are based on a flat per-session fee, plus the cost of groceries. This allows us to tailor your menu options to perfectly suit your tastes and budget, regardless of whether you prefer lobster and foie gras or are a confirmed veggie-lasagna addict. There…

meet chef luisa

Luisa Rios is a professional personal chef, a graduate of the renowned Le Cordon Bleu Paris – Culinary Arts Institute and a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and the American Personal & Private Chef Association (APPCA). Since opening Cooking Journeys in 2008, Luisa has developed a passion for catering to the needs of people with…

Menu

All of your meals will be customized to the only person who counts — you. Your menu options will be based on your likes and dislikes and dietary goals, and presented to you for approval before your cooking session begins. We can also accommodate any number of food allergies, sensitivities and dietary concerns, including: vegan/vegetarian;…

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to book your free, no-obligation assessment anywhere in the Vancouver area, contact us at: t: 778-865-0144 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm (Pacific time) e: luisa@cookingjourneys.ca I look forward to meeting you, and to helping you and your family rediscover the pleasures of the table!

Thanksgiving – A Time to Try Something New!

Thanksgiving is almost here and our tummies are already grumbling at the thought of a juicy turkey with crispy, golden skin and a rich, creamy pumpkin pie. We all look forward to these comforting holiday classics, but why not spice up your Thanksgiving spread a bit by trying a new side dish? This recipe highlights…

Five Quick Cooking Tips & Tricks from our Kitchen to Yours

Cooking every day gives us plenty of opportunities to come up with nifty little tips and tricks to be efficient and successful in the kitchen. Here are five of our tried and true practices that we encourage you to implement while cooking at home. 1. Grease your meat, not your pan. To decrease oil splattering…

Kale Salad with Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts Recipe

By now, you, me and almost everyone else has fallen deeply in love with kale… or not. For many, the reasons behind a sudden love-affair with this spectacular superfood remain still something of a mystery. If you’re one of those few who have yet to succumb to its charms, here are a few facts that…

Our Favourite Squash – Different Types You didn’t Know

We’re crazy about winter squash. They’re gnarly, they’re curvy, they’re bulbous, lumpy and bumpy, and they are beautiful! They’ve got a ton of character, both in appearance and on your plate. Because there are so many different kinds, each with their own unique texture and flavour, we never get tired of them. Here is a…