When was the last time you said, “gee, I have too much free time on my hands?” If your life is anything like mine, never. Personal time has always been at a premium regardless to wether I’m a single gal, married, or divorced – childless, busy parent, or no child at home to feed – globe-trotting model actress or hard working personal chef – socialite or keeping a low profile – there never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything I would ideally like to achieve.

When was the last time you complained about too much free time?

There never seems to be enough hours in the day

This may surprise you, but that’s why I really don’t believe the primary benefit of the Personal Chef Approach (PCA) is food. I believe the most important commodity we provide members with, is the one commodity we all lack; TIME!  Sure, eating healthier while actually saving money in the longrun are fortunate byproducts of the PCA, but we’re not just about delicious recipes. The Personal Chef Approach is about a  convenient, better quality, healthier lifestyle. We want you to eat home cooked meals, but not at the expense of the limited time you have each week to do the things that make you happy, with the people who matter most.

Did you know the average person responsible for getting dinner on the table nightly spends up to two hours per day worrying about dinner? First they have to decide what to eat, then they have to shop (often forgetting a crucial ingredient, so they waste more time making a second trip to the store), then at the end of a long day they have to prep the ingredients, cook the meal, and face a sink full of dirty pots and pans at the end of it all.

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The PCA is about convenience, better quality, and a healthier lifestyle

We’ve all read the press about rising obesity rates and the health risks that follow, so I think most of us want to eat healthier, but the demands on our time are usually why we give into what I call “the fast food fix.” We’re just too exhausted at the end of a long day to deal with the logistics of dinner, so we grab a take-away or preservative laden prepackaged meal.

With the Personal Chef Approach that wholesome home cooked meal is already waiting for you in the comfort of your own home, and all you have to do is “heat to eat” it in as little as 5 minutes! Our print,shop, and cook method streamlines the process of preparing a full week’s worth of food in just a few hours, once a week.  The pots and pans are already done, so clean-up is a snap on those busy weekday nights, and our members report saving up to 6-7 hours of personal time per week.

Homemade in minutes, so you can enjoy both life and dinner together again

Homemade in minutes, so you can enjoy both life and dinner together again

Think about that. If “time is money,” how much is the time you save worth? Chances are most of you earn at least $9.95 per hour, so just one hour of your earnings pays for an entire month of membership. Now multiply your hourly wage by another 5-7 hours saved each week (approximately 20-30 hours saved per month), and that’s the value of your time for an investment of less than $2.50 per week. That’s not even taking into consideration the money you’ll save when the groceries you bought with good intentions ended up going to waste, because you didn’t find the time to cook them.

Watch this video for more about how the Personal Chef Approach works, and find the time to enjoy both life and dinner together again! Now that you’ve thought about it’s worth, what will you do with all the time you save? Please do tell me your favorite activities in the comment section below!

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  • July 20, 2014
    3:44 pm

    I find more time to read, something I enjoy, but when I worried about cooking each night, I ended up too tired to read. Now, I’m adding watercolours to my list of things to work on. I’m determined to make the most of the time I have and not think much about cooking. I trust your recipes, so I know I’ll love whatever I cook. Once I get my little freezer, likely later in August, I’ll be pushing myself a bit harder to make more of all the wonderful recipes. I’ve got the shopping aspect taken care of, so once the storage of completed meals is in a better place, I’ll be one happy camper. Plus, using PCA has made me take advantage of the dishwasher that I have and rarely used before. It wasn’t worth it when it was just something I bought and nuked. Now, when I do my PCA on a couple of Sundays a month, the dishwasher is full and I feel good about using it. The rest of the time, there’s still coffee cups, salad dishes, Molly’s dishes and so on so I manage to do a load about every other day. So, PCA makes me conscious of what water I use and the electricity. It’s a win/win situation all over.

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