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"What's for dinner?!"

Since 2004, Certified Personal Chef Gini Bortz has been helping busy families answer this age-old question.

More and more families are finding themselves running out of time to plan menus, shop for groceries and prepare nutritious dinners. And that's where À la Carte comes in!

After learning your family's food preferences and dietary restrictions, if any, Gini will plan menus to meet those criteria. She'll then purchase the groceries and come to your home to prepare those yummy meals—complete with heating directions. After the cooking has been completed, your kitchen will be left as clean as she found it, leaving only the delicious aromas you'll look forward to coming home to!




(408) 499-7395



How It Works

À la Carte works to provide you and your family high quality food and personalized service. Menus are customized to meet your specific dietary needs. We will plan your menus, shop for groceries, prepare delicious meals with complete reheating instructions, and leave your kitchen clean.

Your service with a la Carte will begin with a complimentary in-home consultation. During the consultation, Chef Gini will learn about you and your family's dietary needs and preferences. She will then plan menus with that information in mind. After your approval of the menu, a service date will be agreed upon. On the morning of your service date, Chef Gini will shop for the freshest ingredients. She will then come to your home, and using her equipment, she will prepare your meals and package them with detailed reheating instructions.

Most entrees include an appropriate side dish and are generously portioned. "One-dish" meals may not include a side dish. Additional side dishes, soups, salads and desserts are available at an extra charge.

Other Services

  • Dinner Parties
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gift Certificates for:
    • New Parents
    • Birthdays
    • Anniversaries

I wanted to let you know how thrilled I've been with your service these past few months. Recently our family decided to switch to a largely vegetarian and raw food diet. Making such a major change to our diet took a lot of work in researching new recipes and experimenting with ways to make meals that we and the children would enjoy. Since you were also not familiar with the raw food diet, you had to learn a whole new way of "uncooking" to prepare these dishes.

We appreciate your flexibility and hard work to find delicious healthy recipes. I really enjoy the bi-weekly planning process where you send me menu ideas via email. I can tweak and customize each item, and of course, request favorites. Your service has allowed us to make this healthy transition without a major time impact. You've taken on all the time-consuming work to look for new recipes, shop for the freshest possible ingredients and prepare the meals. We can sit back and enjoy the amazing dinners. Our favorite so far was the "Not Meat Balls and Zucchinighetti" consisting of walnut pate "meat balls" and shredded zucchini. The kids all enjoyed it! The vegetable chop suey was also a hit. You've allowed us to enjoy five-star meals in the comfort of our home.

I'm so delighted by your enthusiasm for cooking and your creative ideas. Thank you. My family and I can't wait for your next visit!!

Our family has no hesitation in recommending you to cater for any special event or for ongoing dietary needs.

—Helene, Campbell

Some of our rave reviews...

We had another caterer we were considering (before the dinner you served us) and sampled their food this weekend. The results were nice, but we didn't sense the same level of quality and attention to detail that you have. The dinner we had with you was special—which is what we want for this event.

—M. K., Campbell

Thank you so much for the fabulous dinner last night!

—L. K., Sunnyvale

Thanks so much for the wonderful dinners. My dad loves them. Very delicious.

—M.C., Cupertino

Drop us a line

Interested in what we can do for you? Send us a message, and we'll be in touch faster than you can say, "chiffonade"!

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