Frequently Asked Questions

The Food Fairy® is a North Carolina local company made up of personal chefs, or Food Fairies, who love to cook! Just as importantly, we love to nurture and nourish families and individuals in the Triangle & Lake Norman with wholesome, home-cooked meals prepared in your kitchen.

Better question… what doesn’t The Food Fairy® do? Your Food Fairy® will meet with you for 90 minutes to understand your likes, dislikes, challenges, goals. Your Food Fairy® will then create a Daily Fare menu and shop for ingredients that meet the dietary requirements of everyone in your family. Then, it’s onto the fun part – cooking in your kitchen! Once meals are prepared, your Food Fairy® will label each meal for storage and clean up your kitchen.

You tell us! Once a week, once a month, every once in a while, or somewhere in between! Most clients use our services weekly, biweekly, monthly, or every six weeks.

Not at all! We’re comfortable cooking in any kitchen. All we require from you are containers for packaging mealsIf you don’t already have containers or are not sure what to get your chef will send you a link to our favorite glass containers.

We do not deliver meals to your home. Right now all meals are prepared in your kitchen. The Food Fairy® Kitchen offers this option.

Our event private chef services let you be a guest at your own party, from formal to casual, small dinner parties to large weddings, and celebrations of any kind. Your private chef Food Fairy, will meet with you to discuss your event and develop a menu that “wows” your guests!

To answer the first question, yes, you can afford a personal chef! The average cost of a serving ranges from $16-$33. The value is tremendous! How valuable is your time? Would you enjoy 5-12 more hours of free time each week instead of planning, shopping and cooking for yourself or your family?

The Food Fairy offers personalized fee schedules. A number of variables factor into the overall cost of Daily Fare services, including the type of food, variety of menu items, portion size, how meals are packaged (individual or family), dietary requirements, and more.
For event/party private chef services, the number of guests and menu options, and full dinner vs. light fair, affect cost as well. We’re always very transparent about pricing. 

Yes! Sunday night – Wednesday you will be able to place orders from a unique menu every week with items to suit virtually any dietary requirement. On Sundays, you can pick up your fresh meals from a designated The Food Fairy® Kitchen location for free or have them delivered for a delivery fee!

Our chefs travel all about the Triangle and the Lake Norman and north Mecklenburg areas of NC. We most often provide services in Raleigh, Durham,  Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Siler City, Cary, Apex, Knightdale, Wake Forest,  Burlington and some Northern Charlotte area neighborhoods.

We can’t wait to meet you!  Click here to contact us and we will schedule your free 15 minute consult with The Food Fairy®. You will get to ask us some questions, too!

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