A Note from Chef Mario:
To my valued clients, friends, and family,
I want to take this moment to thank all of you who have been utilizing our Personal Chef Meal Delivery Services during this crazy time! Quite honestly, my Team and I would not be here, at this moment, planning for the future without you. I cannot thank you enough for your orders, your continued words of support, and the wonderful responses you have given us over the last 2 months. Please be assured that your orders are so appreciated and so necessary. We really do love cooking for you and we hope we can continue to do so even as we move out of quarrentine!
We are not happy that this virus is threatening to completely change the face of the Culinary World as we know it, but we are committed to fighting the good fight; adapting as much as we have to; keeping ourselves and you informed about changes in our operations; and bringing you all the deliciousness you have come to know and love!
Our business will certainly be changing and I know full well that we are not out of the woods yet, by any means. We will continue to adapt as best we can while w navigate what the future looks like.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I appreciate every single one of you and many of you I have come to know on a first name basis even though we have never met - you are my family, not just my customers!
With love and a dash of spice,
Chef Mario Huante
Finding the New Normal with Covid-19
The world of Catering is in a bit of an upheaval right now and we are rolling with the punches here at Chef Mario's. We do understand that many of the extreme measures we are taking now are temporary, but we take them seriously because we care about the Health and Well Being of our Staff and Clients.
What exactly does that mean?
Well, to us it means we respect the increased safety and sanitation measures that are required at this time and look for ways to keep doing what we do best, which is making delicious food for our clients.
We are having to adjust our staffing, scheduling, delivery options, set-ups, pricing, and pretty much everything! Please read below to see how our main business lines will be changing temporarily.
Temporary Adjustments to Business Operations
Personal Chef Delivery Service
Our Personal Chef service has become our mainstay now that the Corporate Catering and Private Catering Opportunities have shifted and no longer offer many opportunities for us. Personal Chef is where Chef Mario got his start so many years ago and something he has done as part of his business ever since! So, it was an easy transition!
We started an on-line ordering platform available on our Website (see above) that gives clients the opportunity to order from a weekly menu in quantities of their choosing. We offer delivery service for orders over $79 and a discount if you choose to Pick up the meals from our kitchen!
Our Wycliff Cafe depends so much on the employees in our building, and with the employees not yet returning to the office, we have decided to cease daily operations until late July. We will open for lunch from 11:30 am - 1:30 PM Monday- Thursday at that point to see how our customer count looks. If the building is still too empty we will reassess our options.
Our Corporate Catering will start back up again soon, but will be limited at this time. We will be working first with our Premier Clients (who have been with us for years.) And, then will open up catering options for new clients as time passes.
Options are limited to Individually packaged meals at this time. We do have both Hot and Cold options. Pricing has changed with these new guidelines and with the increase in food prices we are experiencing and with the increased packaging required for the individually portioned meals.
New Menus will be posted within the next couple of weeks.
Private Catering will also be limited, but we will take inquiries on a one-off basis. As with Corporate Catering, new menus will be posted in the next couple of weeks.
Karen, Personal Chef Client - Raleigh
"It has meant so much to our sanity and well being to have meals delivered with care, passion, and compassion. Chef Mario's has really come through for us and we are delighted to continue services..."