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The Chef Alliance

​Posted: November 29 2006
Published in The Paris Star

Note: Nancy Rowley-Panasiuk is no longer a member of The Chef Alliance, so we cannot vouch for the service provided or that she has liability insurance to protect you.

Have you ever wished you could simply go home after work and find a delicious home cooked meal ready to be served at the table?  

Or perhaps you are a retired person who is looking for ways to make it easier for you to live independently. You want tasty and nutritious food, but you find it harder to shop and prepare meals.

You might be planning a dinner party for friends, and don't particularly relish spending most of the evening in the kitchen.

Or maybe you just love to eat and hate to cook.

You are the person that is fuelling the astronomical growth in the home and personal chef industry.

Nancy Rowley-Panasiuk introduced herself to the town of Paris as a personal chef two-and-a-half years ago. 

She finds herself meeting an ever-increasing need for home chef services. Busy families, seniors, people recovering from operations and new mothers have all availed themselves of Forks of the Grand services and the results have been delicious.

"I love to cook and I love being my own boss," says Nancy, who has a number of cooking and cheffing diplomas and certificates. In fact, Nancy got her start cooking at the Trading Post Restaurant on Dundas Street when she was 15 years old.

She might have started frying potatoes and flipping eggs, but her repertoire has definitely expanded over the years. The Forks of the Grand menu includes entrees like filet mignon with Béarnaise sauce, beef pot roast, lasagna, lemon rosemary chicken, coq au vin, Cajun catfish, east coast lobster in lobster sauce, grilled pork loin, fettuccine alfredo, vegetable and tofu stir-fry and vegetarian stuffed peppers. Nancy also makes homemade soups - butternut squash and sour cream, roasted plum tomato and wild rice and chicken to name a few.

Hungry yet?

Clients choose from entrees from Nancy's extensive menu for one to two weeks. For example a family of four receives 20 entrees for one week, and the cost is $200 plus the cost of groceries and freezer containers. "It works out to as little as $10 a day per person," says Nancy. "I try to keep the cost as reasonable as possible. Nancy has prices for six-person families, as well as couples and retirees. She has a wide vegetarian selection, and can cook for people following low-sodium, low-cholesterol or diabetic diets.

There are many prongs to Forks of the Grand. Nancy does in-home catering for dinner parties, providing cooking, set-up, serving and cleanup. Her Christmas catering menu is mouthwatering, with a choice of five entrees including tender roast beef aus jus and salso veracruz salmon.
Nancy will cater just about any occasion where people want to eat. She has cooked for numerous retirement parties at local halls and prepared trays and served at bridal and baby showers. She even makes picnic baskets to order. She is also happy to provide pick-up service for someone who wants a casserole or lasagna prepared for a potluck or busy night.
Nancy also offers cooking classes for groups or individuals.

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The Chef Alliance is the leading organisation of Private & Personal Chefs & Caterers in Canada offering Chefs a place to locate jobs, meet new clients, grow their business, benefit from peer support, discounts to lower their business costs, marketing services & much more.  This allows Chefs concentrate on what they do best - cook great food!

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