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Are you tired of coming home late from work and not having anything in the refrigerator thatís quick and easy to prepare? Have you thought about hosting a dinner party but donít have the time to make a lavish meal? Are you interested in learning new recipes and improving your culinary abilities? Then a personal chef is exactly what you need. A personal chef can meet a variety of your culinary needs including; weekly meal services, catering and cooking lessons. Let Chef Marc take care of everything.

meal services
Personal Chef Service includes grocery shopping for the meals, preparation in or outside of your home, storage of your meals, and spotless clean up of the kitchen. Choose from a wide assortment of menus that are changed seasonally. Chef Marc will do all of the shopping and then come into your home to cook one day, once a week, bimonthly or monthly depending on the service you choose. All you have to do is come home and follow the reheating instructions provided and you'll have dinner ready in no time without the messy pots and pans.

If you love the idea of hosting an intimate dinner party or having a cocktail party with friends, but don’t have the time or culinary experience to do so, Chef Marc is happy to be of assistance. Olives and Herbs offer catering services for a variety of needs including; small dinner parties, cocktail parties, wedding showers and barbecues. Whether it’s a simple dish for some friends or an elaborate four course meal, Chef Marc is sure to make it a stress-free evening for any host. Having a personal chef prepare gourmet foods at your dinner party will not only impress your friends, but it will also allow you, as a host, to enjoy your company without being stuck in the kitchen. You will also get expert consultation on wine and food pairings to ensure the ultimate dining experience. You and your guests will feel completely pampered without the hassle and expense of going to a fine dining restaurant. An “Olives and Herbs” personal chef service serves Boston, North Shore, South Shore, Cambridge and the metro west areas including Brookline, Belmont, Watertown, Lexington, Weston, Wayland, Lincoln, Newton, West Roxbury, Wellesley and Needham.

cooking classes
Would you like to learn the basics of cooking but are not interested in being in a large class? Or would you like to know how to throw the perfect party but don’t know where to start? Perhaps you are a newlywed, a bachelor or new college freshman away from home and need a little help in the kitchen.

Then cooking classes are just the thing for you. Taught in your home, cooking classes are a great way to learn more about a variety of foods and techniques either individually in private lessons or with others in a group setting.You can learn many of the tricks of the trade from Chef Marc who was classically trained at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, while also learning about the history and cultural influences of the foods we love. Group lessons are perfect for wedding showers, small corporate functions, or just an excuse to get a group of friends together. Chef Marc will come into your home and demonstrate food preparation and techniques. Then, you and your friends get hands-on attention while executing recipes. Go to Cooking Lessons to learn more about what we offer.

“Olives and Herbs” teaches individuals or groups privately in Boston and surrounding areas including Brookline, Cambridge, and West Roxbury; the north shore including Malden, Swampscott, Salem, Marblehead, and Manchester by the sea; the south shore including Quincy and Braintree; and the metro west area including Belmont, Lexington, Arlington, Weston, Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick, and Ashland. If we forgot to mention your town, please contact us for availability.

Featured menus are inspired by the Mediterranean style diet, renowned for its health benefits. This style has many cultural influences including Italian, French, Spanish, Moroccan, Turkish and Greek. Also available are ethnic cuisines such as Creole and Cajun, southern style foods, Mexican, Indian, Thai and traditional American. All foods are prepared with a focus on simplicity that is both appetizing and healthful. Also, Chef Marc makes sure all of your preferences and food concerns are taken into consideration in the preparation process. Are your children picky eaters? No need to stress, traditional dishes are also available as well. Would you like a change now and then? Chef Marc makes sure that the variety of ethnic foods also offered help to give you an assortment of choices to suit your moods.

Gift Certificates
Can’t find the perfect gift? Personal chef services or lessons are just the thing. Whether it’s for the new mom, the newlywed, the freshman college student, the busy professional, stressed families, valued administrative assistants or the person who already has everything, this gift certificate is sure to bring a smile! Please contact us for the perfect gift today.