FAQs

What is Eat Simple Food?

Eat Simple Food is a natural and organic private chef service for homes, business/corporate retreat, yacht or vacation rental.   Eat Simple Food takes care of custom menu planning, grocery shopping, preparing ingredients, cooking, and cleaning up.  My goal is to enrich your life by making you delicious healthy meals made with organic, local, and sustainable ingredients.

Need small business food consulting, recipe development, or food photography for your food or healthcare company?  I can help you with concept planning, staffing/training, budgeting, prototype development, recipe or menu development, and operational analysis. I also have tons of recipe development experience and can help create recipes for restaurants, cookbooks, wholesale food products, or culinary equipment companies.

How Does Small Business Consulting or Recipe Development Services Work?

Rates start at $75 a hour and project packages can be discussed for long term commitment. Please let me know if you are interested in obtaining food photos of your products or nutritional values.  Email beckie@eatsimplefood.com or phone at 843-410-FOOD (3663) to set up a consultation.

Can I use your pictures?

All pictures are copyrighted ©2015, all rights reserved.  Please contact Beckie Hemmerling – Eat Simple Food at beckie@eatsimplefood.com or phone at 843-410-FOOD (3663) to obtain authorization to use any photos for any reason.

Non commercial use of photos/recipes is permitted on social media sites as long as photos/recipes are properly credited as well as linked to Eat Simple Food’s original website content and photos/recipes are also linked/tagged/shouted out to Eat Simple Food’s page on the social media site at the top of the post.  Photos can not be altered or cropped in any way.

Do you have insurance?

Yes, Eat Simple Food has General Liability insurance of 1 million per incident and 3 million aggregate annually.

How Does a Private Chef service work?

We can set up your in-home or phone consultation and/or email consultation and discuss the food likes and dislikes of everyone in your home including any allergies or anything that you are trying to accomplish with your diet. Details on personal taste and allergies will be integrated into the meals. Menu creation can be collaborative or left up to me. It is not necessary for you to be home when I’m cooking, although I never mind the company!

How Do I pay for and book my date?

You can purchase different meal plan packages online under “hire me” or you can give me a ring or email.  You will need to contact me directly at beckie@eatsimplefood.com or at 843-410-FOOD (3663) to schedule your day.

Where is Eat Simple Food located?

Charleston, S.C. and surrounding areas (Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Sulllivans Island, Mt Pleasant, Daniel Island, James Island, Johns Island, etc…).

Do you service areas outside of the Charleston area?

Yes.  If you fly me out.  Money talks :)

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes. You can buy gift certificates online or call 843-410-FOOD (3663) or email beckie@eatsimplefood.com – I’ll send you and/or the recipient the certificate via email.  Gift certificates are valid one year from date of issue.

Payment

In order to hold your cook date, Eat Simple Food requires that your payment for chef service be paid in full when your cook date is booked. Payment for groceries is due at time of cooking.

Cancellation Policy for Private Chef  Services

Cancellations and/or reschedule requests made more than 7 days in advance are subject to a full refund. Cancellations made within 7 days are non-refundable.

Are groceries included with the prices?

Groceries are not included.  You will get a receipt of your groceries on your cooking date and will need to pay for them then.  Please let me know if you need me to pick up anything from the grocery store for you.

What if I have food allergies?

Your (and your family’s) health and safety are of the utmost importance to me. I work hard to address the concerns of customers with food allergies and other health issues.  In addition, I can also review recipe ingredients over the phone (843-410-FOOD) or via email – beckie@eatsimplefood.com