Coronavirus / COVID -19 
Updated on 5/27/2021

 

     Protocols to protect you, your family and our Chefs against the Coronavirus
 
Every day that our Chefs are outside of their home for personal or work activities, commuting to and from your home:
 
  • Will always wear a mask outside the home based on CDC guidelines to protect us & you against the current outbreak/ any future resurgence of the virus even after our Chefs are inoculated.
  • If we/our Chefs travel to any areas outside of the United States will follow the required State / CDC pretesting & post Covid-19 testing and follow any required quarantine upon returning to NY before we resume the Chef service.
Testing for Covid-19:
  • Our unvaccinated Chefs may be required to take a Covid-19 test at least once or more often every single month - results will be available to you per request.
 
Grocery Shopping/ Inside the Food Markets:
 
  • Our Chefs will always wear a mask & practice proper social distancing while shopping inside.  
Arrival & Cooking in your home our Chefs will:
  • Wear a mask as part of our chef uniform while in your home from start to finish.
  • Before we begin unpacking the groceries and start cooking, will wash our hands then spray/wash down all kitchen surfaces/stove/sink & faucets, dishwasher, door & cabinet knobs with our own- CDC approved disinfecting mixture of water & bleach and or disinfecting wipes.
  • If possible, the Chef will open/crack open your kitchen window for ventilation while cooking.
  • Will wash our hands frequently during the cooking process to keep hands clean.
  • Will always require social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet from you /family/ guest/visitors if present at home on the cooking date.  If anyone needs to walk through the kitchen or to enter the kitchen to grab anything from the fridge or cupboards while cooking, we will require that this be announced by the person before they enter the kitchen so I that the chef will be able to move away from the kitchen space while the person(s) passes by or items are retrieved from the kitchen.
  • We encourage you and others in your home to wear a mask while our chef is there cooking if you are comfortable doing so.
  • Will not answer doorbells or knocks on your door from the doorman or maintenance staff (unless there is an emergency circumstance that requires us to do so).  Will not accept/sign for any packages/deliveries arriving at your home if you are not present to accept them to maintain safe social distances from building staff /delivery people.
  • If you have service/repair people required to do work in your kitchen and or within any space within your home that is less than 6 feet from the kitchen we kindly asked that you schedule this work on a day when we are not cooking to maintain safe social distancing.
Completed Cooking & Departing your home
  • After all cooking is complete & the food is stored in your fridge. The Chef will place some items in your dishwasher, wash all pots, pans & equipment used, dry, and place them back in the cabinets.  The chef will once again spray/wash down all kitchen surfaces/stove/sink & faucets, dishwasher, door handles & cabinet knobs with our own- CDC approved disinfecting mixture of water & bleach or with disinfecting wipes.
  • Your menu will be placed by the chefs cleaned hands on your refrigerator or on the kitchen counter.
  • The Chef will place your grocery receipt(s) on your kitchen counter.
  • The Chef will take all the trash that is generated from the cooking out of your home for disposal.
If there is anything you feel may be lacking in safety and or you wish that we add additional protocols/protections while in your home, please feel free to let us know your preferences and we will be happy to include those into our protocols.

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