Kick Back and Relax: Let the Professionals Prepare Your Meal to Enjoy in the Comfort of Your Own Home or Vacation Rental!

Throwing a holiday party and want to eliminate the stress of food prep? Have special dietary restrictions that make eating out tricky? Simply want to enjoy restaurant-quality food at home with your small group or family? Or just need healthy food at-the-ready when life gets busy? If you're in Grand County and looking for someone to take shopping, cooking, and cleaning up "off your plate," we've put together some of the local go-to personal chefs whose services can free you up to take advantage of all Grand County has to offer!


There is no question Jordan Strack has a passion for food: The preparation. The presentation. The experience. His commitment to the art is evident to everyone who has the opportunity to experience it. He says it best himself: "To me there is no other way but the hard way. The right way. Painstakingly preparing everything from scratch. Mostly organic with a lot of heart, soul, and flavor." Based in Winter Park, Jordan's Après Eats offers services throughout Grand County. From convenient daily meal options to intimate in-home dining experiences to catering for larger gatherings, Après Eats has you covered. 


With credentials seemingly a mile long, Katie Hardie is a health and performance focused nutritionist and personal chef with a passion for hospitality. Hardie Peak Performance is an outlet for her to share her knowledge and skills in a way that fosters healthy eating as a lifestyle. Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, the meals Katie prepares are tailored to fit your and your family's needs and provide "knowledge, nourishment, and time." Sign up for her weekly meal plan,  pick how many meals you'd like her to prepare, and she'll leave them ready in your refrigerator, packaged and labeled with reheating instructions. She eliminates the grocery list, waiting in line at the store, the prep time, and the mess. Her menu options include healthy and flavorful dishes like spaghetti squash lasagna with broccolini, chili lime fish tacos with traditional guacamole, and sweet potato "noodles" with kale pesto. She couples natural ability with in-depth knowledge of all things food, and we have no doubt you'll be signing up for more once you've had a taste of one of her meals!


Chef Scott Smith takes his decades of experience in the culinary industry to your home. Hidden Fork Chef specializes in modern American cuisine with dishes like Wagyu carpaccio, cedar plank trout, miso glazed scallops and risotto. Incorporating organic and locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible, Scott aims to indulge your taste buds sustainably. Chef-prepared plated dinners? Picnic lunches? Buffets? Or just have a sweet tooth and are hoping to get your hands on some of his baked goods? He can do it. We are so grateful he has chosen to share his passion for food with our community. 


J. Williams Cuisine's Chef John Schenk is "seasoned" in every sense of the word. His journey started with training in classical French pastries and baking techniques near Paris, brought him to work alongside a 3-star chef near Bordeaux, and landed in Colorado as the owner and operator of a bistro and catering business in the Front Range and private chef for a firm and family in the Denver area. His experience and knowledge is extensive, making him an easy call when you need a gourmet meal provided in your home.




Showboat's Drive By Pie Granby, ColoradoWith a storefront tucked in an alley a block of Main Street in Granby, Sherry Kent has somewhat of a cult following for her melt-in-your-mouth pies. But her Showboat's Drive By Pie offers so much more than baked goods! From grocery shopping to meal prep to in-home full-service dinners, Sherry's team brings their passion for homemade artisan food to any occasion. Have a group of 30 or more? They even offer catering pick-up, so you just head home with the food and enjoy dinners like pulled pork sandwiches, roasted organic chicken, and shrimp scampi. And don't forget the pie! 

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