Chef Bill Baker is a graduate of the classic culinary arts program at The French Culinary Institute.

Do I Need a Personal Chef?
Not everyone does. But if you are fed up with fast food, commercial frozen foods loaded with sodium and preservatives, or take out, then the answer is yes.

If your busy life doesn't give you the chance to shop for and cook healthy meals for your family you should seriously consider how a personal chef can help.

Busy, career minded individuals, dual income couples with limited time, new mothers, those recuperating from illness or hospital stays – Chef’s Galley can change the way you experience the dinner hour. No more rushing around, eating poorly and facing a kitchen to clean up. A personal chef will provide you with nutritious and wholesome home-cooked meals.

Can I Afford a Personal Chef?
Yes! Having your own personal chef is very affordable; especially when you consider how much your time is worth. I do all the shopping, cooking and cleaning, you heat the meals and enjoy fine dinning in your home.

Personal Chef or Private Chef?
A private chef is an employee of an individual or family and often lives on the premises. Private Chefs do 100% of the cooking -- every meal, every day. This type of service is very expensive often costing $50,000-$80,000 a year.

A Personal Chef serves several clients. Usually, a Personal Chef visits the home of one client each day and prepares multiple meals for a week or two. Personal Chef Service is very affordable and is intended for busy couples and families who don't always have time to eat healthy, wholesome food.

What areas does Chef’s Galley serve?
Greater Toledo and surrounding areas within an hour of Toledo.

Why do you cook in my kitchen?
Cooking in your own kitchen serves a variety of purposes. First of all, your meals are stored when they are as fresh as possible (using proper cooling techniques); this ensures that they will be delicious when you are ready to eat them. If a Personal Chef cooked the food someplace else then transported it to your home, that would classify the service as a caterer and would require an expensive commercial-certified kitchen. By cooking in your kitchen, transportation is eliminated and safe, healthy, personally customized gourmet meals become affordable. I have access to a commercial kitchen if you prefer delivery service only.

On your cook date, Chef Bill arrives with his own pots, pans and kitchen utensils. After cooking your meals, he'll leave the kitchen spotless.

How long will it take?
All of your meals are made from fresh ingredients. It usually takes approximately six hours to prepare, cook and clean-up. Obviously this time may change depending on your menu choices.

Do you provide the containers?
Having containers that are a uniform size means less storage space is used in your refrigerator and freezer. Chef’s Galley will provide high quality containers to store your meals. There is a one-time container fee. If there is a menu item that you would like cooked or stored in a personal casserole or baking dish, that can certainly be arranged. If you prefer throw away containers, for even less work on your behalf, that can be arranged too.

Is heating the meals difficult?
No. Clear and easy directions are left with each entree and side dish ordered.

How long can I store my meals?
Refrigerated (35º-38ºF) entrees should be consumed within 5 days of cooking, depending on the food type (fish within 3 days to be safe). Frozen entrees, contrary to popular opinion, do NOT have unlimited shelf life. Freezing does not stop spoiling, it only slows it down. Most frozen entrees should be consumed within 2 months to ensure quality and freshness purposes. Chef’s Galley uses no extra salt or preservatives.

What about dinner parties?
You can arrange with Chef Bill to provide gourmet multi-course dinner party menus for special occasions. Your Personal Chef will become your private chef for the day of your event.

Can I give Chef’s Galley services as a gift?
Yes. Gift certificates are available.

Does Chef Bill give lessons?
Yes. Chef Bill can be hired for private cooking instruction.

How do I contact Chef’s Galley?
By phone: 419-215-7893
By email:
By Fax: 419-381-5615




Chef's Galley Gladly Accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover and American Express