As the owner and Personal Chef of Let's Eat Home, my approach is to treat my patrons like family. When cooking for loved ones, I can't help but go beyond culinary technique and prepare meals from the heart. I can only hope the fare that I leave for my clients will not only appeal to the palate, but to our collective memory of what good food awakens in us; memories of home, hearth, loving parents and grandparents - the joy of being taken care of.
As a Let's Eat Home patron, you will experience dishes that are inspired and influenced by the generosity and hospitality of Mediterranean Cooking and culture, and the gourmet approach of European Cuisine.
I enjoy the farm fresh emphasis of California Cooking; food that reflects the freshest ingredients cooked simply and beautifully; lighter sauces that enhance rather than conceal; and, most important, a freewheeling spirit of adventure in the kitchen.
Finally, a reservoir of menus is incomplete without the food from the past we love the most - Comfort Food. All combine into a culinary imagination which produces meals that are always interesting, delicious and pleasing to both the eye and palate.
Growing up in New York, I was constantly exposed to the culinary melting pot that makes up that great city. Each borough, a microcosm of countries left behind in search of a better life: Greece, Italy, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Latin America... the list goes on.
I subscribe to the "Like Water for Chocolate" school of thought; food is a story worth telling. My dishes reflect memories of the nurturing love, passion and devotion to food that I grew up with; these have been passed down from my grandmother, to my mother, to me...and now to you.
If you would like to begin service or have any questions, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Stephanie Podell - Personal Chef and Owner
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. - Virginia Woolf
Let's Eat Home PCS featured in:
"Tied to your desk? Can't Cook? We've found meals that can feed a family for a week—without any help from Mom." TimeOut Chicago Kids - 3/30/06
TimeOut Featured menu: French Green Beans with Pine Nut Brown Butter; Ghirardelli Chocolate, Pecan and Walnut Toffee; Lobster Bisque with a Vanilla and Balsamic Drizzle, Fresh Chives and a Dollop of Creme Fraiche; Lump Crab Meat Fritters with a Remoulade and Lemon Butter Sauce.
The Style Section of the Chicago Tribune - Mother's day ideas - 5/4 2008 and Chicago Tribune Magazine-Winter Pleasures - Outsourcing chores, increase joy - 11/16/08
Chicago Sun-Times - 4/7/2011 - No Time to Cook? Try a Personal Chef:
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Our services are available for most areas in Chicago, IL and the surrounding suburbs: Andersonville, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Brookfield, Bucktown, Buffalo Grove, Burr Ridge, DePaul, Deerfield, Downer's Grove, Elmhurst, Evanston, Forest Park, Glen Ellyn, Glencoe, Glenview, Gold Coast, Highland Park, Hinsdale, Hyde Park, Kenilworth, Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Lombard, La Grange, Libertyville, Lincolnwood, Lincolnshire, Lake Forest, Long Grove, Morton Grove, Near North, Northbrook, Riverside, Oak Park, Oak Brook, Old Town, Printer’s Row, Park Ridge, River Forest, River North, Roscoe Village, Skokie, South Barrington, South Loop, Streeterville, Westchester, Western Springs, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wrigleyville, Wicker Park, Wilmette, Winnetka and others.