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At Relish Kitchen + Catering, we’re committed to offering food made with fresh, quality ingredients. We tailor our meals especially for your needs—the picky eaters, the adventurous palettes, those with dietary restrictions and everyone in between! Give us a call! Whether you need help with that special event or meals on a daily basis, we’ve got you covered!
Who uses personal chef and catering services?
Relish Kitchen + Catering provides highly personalized boutique catering services to businesses and folks like you throughout the Pittsburgh area. We work with each client to develop a custom menu, ranging anywhere from a variety of appetizers to a comforting pasta dinner to succulent prime rib roast carved on site. Need to accommodate a specialized diet? No problem! We can customize menus for dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, low-carb, vegetarian, and many other specialized diets.
Your special event deserves special care. You can count on us to hand-select the freshest, tastiest ingredients available. Our foods are all made from scratch based on Chef Kim’s personal recipes and prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen. Chef Kim personally ensures that the food is prepared fresh for each event, then packaged and transported to keep hot foods hot, cold foods cold, and hungry people happy.
First let’s have a conversation about your event, the food you’d like to serve, and your budget. We can talk over the phone or meet for coffee—whatever is easiest for you! Once we know what you have in mind, we’ll develop a customized menu that fits your vision AND your wallet. We’ll then work with you to finalize the details until it’s just right. When that happens, a signed contract and deposit will reserve your date—and you can cross food off your list of things to worry about!
The Day of Your Event
Your event is important. The day is likely full of excitement and maybe a little (or a lot of) anxiety. We’ll take the worry and stress out of providing the food for your guests, so you can relax and enjoy yourself. You can expect us to arrive promptly and in plenty of time to set up for your event.
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What they're saying...
Relish Kitchen + Catering is an experienced personal chef service, providing dinners to households in the south suburbs and City of Pittsburgh, PA. Working in a licensed commercial kitchen, Chef Kim Smith grocery shops, cooks, and delivers packaged meals—individual or family-style—to your door on a weekly, bi-weekly, tri-weekly or monthly basis.
Your groceries are hand-selected and purchased the day before your food is prepared, so you can count on fresh, quality ingredients for each meal. Organic, hormone-free, antibiotic-free, local and sustainably raised ingredients will be purchased at your request and when available.
To get you started, Chef Kim will ask you to complete a client questionnaire that details the likes, dislikes, and dietary restrictions of the individuals in the household. Ideally, the questionnaire is completed in person with Chef Kim; however, some clients do not have time to meet in person and prefer to complete it on their own and scan it back. What works best for you is the route we’ll take.
Once the questionnaire is complete, your first cook day will be scheduled.
Your Cook Day
Within the week before each scheduled cook day, Chef Kim will email a customized menu for you to approve or request changes. Once the menu is finalized, your meals are prepared, packaged, refrigerated, and delivered to your door the same evening of your cook day. Entrees and sides are labeled with reheating instructions and the “consume or freeze by” date.
Contact Chef Kim to request a questionnaire, ask questions, or discuss special dietary needs!
Why you'll love it!
What they're saying...
Hi, I’m Kim! Cooking and baking for others has always been my passion. At age two, I was making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and by three I was rolling pie dough. As a youngster, I worked incessantly to perfect eggs over medium (Dad ate a whole lot of fried eggs with broken yolks!), fluffy pancakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, rigatoni, barbecued chicken, broccoli-cheese casserole, chocolate chip cookies and countless desserts.
Despite all of this, I did not pursue culinary school. Instead, I took a technical path and spent 22 years working for engineering firms. Then blogs happened, and I hopped on the bandwagon in 2010 with my own recipe blog. The blog transformed from a hobby into a personal chef business, Kimmers in the Kitchen. In two short years, it grew to include boutique catering services and Relish Kitchen + Catering was born. In that time, I’ve earned credentials as a certified Food Safety Manager from the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals and premier-level membership in the United States Personal Chef Association.
My mission is to make life easier for individuals and businesses by providing restaurant-quality meals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and surrounding suburbs. My clients save time, stress and money while I grocery shop, prep, cook, and clean up. The result is delicious, beautiful food for you, your family, and guests without worry and stress.
If you are short on time, desire, know-how, ability in the kitchen, or need help with business meals or special events, let’s talk. It would be a pleasure to bring peace into your life through meals prepared by Relish Kitchen + Catering. Improving the health and lives of others through my cooking and baking passion is what I love to do. It’s what I’ve always loved to do!
Have a question? Want to order personal chef service? Need an event catered? We’d love to hear from you! Fill out the form and Chef Kim will get in touch to chat about how we can help make your life easier or your next event extra special.