A Message from
The President of
The Food Fairy®

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

In October NC residents moved into phase 3. So many parents working from home while students’ study remotely or alternate home / in-school are finding these hectic schedules require more frequent nourishing meals and snacks. Our experienced personal chefs, working with compassion, sensitivity and continuing our safe practices in your home kitchen, are a great relief to many.

Read details of how we continue to cook for you in the time of Covid-19.

We are all certified in the safety practices and procedures laid out by North Carolina’s public health initiative Count on Me NC. You can be sure we are doing everything possible so that we bring only our talents and our loving hearts into your kitchen each visit. Our highest intention is to nurture and nourish while keeping us all as safe as possible from Covid-19.

Over these last few months I have watched fear and sadness come and go, again and again and yet again, and I have found there is always something stable within that does not ever go away: an open and loving heart. In the midst of working from home, caring for children or parents, feeling the fear or working in a hospital or anywhere, I hope you, too, have found this unchanging and most gorgeous, golden heart that is yours, always.

~Terri McClernon~

~ Personal Chefs Celebrating 24 years ~

Preparing daily-fare or party-time meals in your own home, once a week, once a month or every once in a while!


The Food Fairy Meal Prep Services

North Carolina’s favorite personal chef

Terri McClernon – The Food FairyI just love to cook! I feel positively gleeful knowing how our services can change lives if only by bringing families together at the dinner table. We offer easy and healthy meals and, in these challenging and hectic times, your pleasure is indeed our pleasure!

Maybe your family is so busy that you don’t stop for home-cooked meals. It could be you just don’t enjoying cooking or don’t cook as much as you used to, but you still want to eat well.  Perhaps someone in your family has food allergies or you have other special dietary requirements such as gluten-free, heart healthy, diabetic, vegetarian, vegan, renal, weight loss or other challenging restrictive diets. Do you prefer to support local farmers, happy pastured livestock (aka free-range cattle and poultry), organic and sustainable farms and local small businesses?

We understand your dilemma, so The Food Fairy is here for you, to nourish – and nurture – by preparing personalized and wholesome meals right in your own home! We specialize in YOU and enjoy creating meals that satisfy your health and palate needs, whatever they may be!

We are ever so happy to make your purchasing wishes come true, too, at farmer’s markets and neighboring farms or groceries that support local producers of all types of food products including, your preferred local organic products, free range, and grass fed “Happy Pastured Livestock”.

We can help you in other ways, too: from preparing foor for parties, weddings, retreats or business functions, to teaching cooking or eating empowerment classes, menu and recipe consulting or corporate wellness programs. We’ll even re-organize your kitchen for you if that will simplify your life. So, if you are in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, Raleigh or Durham, Pittsboro or Sanford, Cary or Apex, Charlotte or even as far away as Rougemont or Burlington, give The Food Fairy® a call.

That’s what “The Food Fairy” is all about – making your wishes come true!


~ NOW ~

~ THEN ~

Food Fairy/Say Yes to the Chef Radio Interview

TuesdayMarch 22, 2016

Download a transcript here.

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