If you were to win the lottery, what would be one thing that you would do with the money to make your life easier?
I’ve always said that I’d hire a personal chef. To have someone do the grocery shopping for me – who would select nutritious ingredients and create delicious meals to satisfy my cravings and feed my family of picky eaters on a regular basis would be a dream come true for me.
Well last Friday my dream did come true – and I didn’t have to win the lottery for it to happen!
Recognizing that many moms (new and experienced) have a tendency to overextend themselves for their families – forgetting to take care of themselves, Sydney Badger of Sydney Badger Cuisine created Nourish Mom – a full-service personal chef program focused on nourishing moms and their families with healthy, personalized, delicious meals.
I had the pleasure of having Sydney visit my home, where she cooked nutritious, personalized meals for my family, and I enjoyed her full-service personal chef experience! Here’s how it all went down.
The Nourish Mom Process
Customized Menu Selections – The process began with my filling out a short questionnaire about my family’s dietary needs, food preferences, and eating habits. This was used to create customized menu options catered to my family’s picky palates.
This was followed by the presentation of 10 different menu selections, of which I was to pick 5. This was no easy task as each option sounded equally as decadent – I wanted to try them all!
The Best Ingredients – Once I made my menu selections, I was to fill out a checklist of ingredients, as Sydney wanted to ensure that she didn’t buy anything that I already had in my cupboards (a great money-saver for me!).
Then Sydney sourced out the best, and most cost-effective ingredients – visiting a range of grocery stores and farmer’s markets. She picked up everything and delivered the groceries right to my house!
Fridge Filled With Delicious, Healthy Meals – Sydney arrived with everything she needed (ingredients, dishes, small appliances) and went straight to work. While she blended, and stewed, and chopped away, she offered for me to continue on with my day as I normally would – work, run errands, do chores, and most importantly, relax. She made me a healthy cup of tea (chopped ginger, sliced limes, honey and boiling water – so delicious!), and cooked away – her passion for cuisine impalpable. I couldn’t help but chat with her as she worked, and received some great tips on how to reuse some of the leftover ingredients, and heard some great stories about her travelling adventures.
Full-Service Experience – Once she had finished cooking (5 hours of hard work!), she cleaned up my kitchen, and left me with a comprehensive list of the meals she had made – including the order in which to eat them, how to re-heat and serve each item, and how I could re-work some of the leftovers into new meals.
The experience was a dream come true – the process was easy, the food was delicious (and kid-friendly), and Sydney was a true pleasure to have in my home.
Nourish Mom would be perfect for:
– New and expectant moms (this would make the best shower gift!)
– A unique gift idea for your mom, friend, sister, aunt, or co-worker (Mother’s Day, birthdays, new home)
– Taking care of you (way more valuable than a mani/pedi, and nearly the same cost!)
Want to make your dream of having a personal chef a reality like I did? Sydney has kindly offered to give one of my readers the same fabulous Nourish Mom experience that I was so fortunate to have enjoyed. Enter below for a chance to win.
WIN a full-service Nourish Mom experience, including:
- assessment of family preferences and dietary restrictions
- selection of personalized meal options
- menu planning
- custom grocery shopping
- home visit (preparing and filling your fridge with ready-to-eat meals)
- detailed re-heating instructions and leftover ideas
- full kitchen clean up!
- available for families of 2-6 people
- winner must reside in the Greater Vancouver Area (West Vancouver to Maple Ridge/Langley)
- a few weeks notice required to schedule experience
- unavailable between mid-December and mid-January
- winner will be responsible for the cost of groceries (approx $140-$200)*
* food will be sourced based on your budgets and dietary needs, and all leftover groceries are yours to keep!
Total prize value: $300!
To win this amazing prize, please fill out the entry form below.
An avid camper and outdoor adventure enthusiast, Sydney of Sydney Badger Cuisine first learned how to cook over an open campfire. After a year of living in Switzerland and travelling across Europe, Sydney developed a true passion for the diversity of European food and wine, and discovered her passion for the culinary arts. She went on to obtain a Diploma from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, and now works as a personal chef, cooking instructor, and yoga teacher.