Custom Provisions

personal chef service and culinary instruction

Welcome to Custom Provisions

My name is Jim Loellbach and Custom Provisions is my personal chef and culinary instruction service in Chicago.

What can a personal chef do for you?

Weekly or Bi-Weekly Meal Service

Once a week, or every two weeks, I can come to your home and prepare meals for you and your family to enjoy in the days ahead. You can choose items from an existing menu, or we can design a custom menu personalized to your taste. I do all the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, for about the cost of eating out.

Special Events

Enjoy the party instead of cooking and cleaning. An intimate dinner for two for an anniversary or birthday. A family dinner to celebrate a graduation. A party buffet for any occasion. All these options, and more, are available from Custom Provisions.

Culinary Instruction

Learn how to cook like a pro! Custom Provisions provides a variety of classes covering the fundamentals of cooking such as knife skills, food safety, and cooking techniques (sauteing, braising, etc.). I also have an extensive pastry background and can teach classic preparations from the pastry kitchen. Once you learn the fundamental techniques, you can cook anything.

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For pricing information or to schedule a consultation, please contact me.