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Sugarloaf Culinary - Dave Cardona, Personal Chef
Dave Cardona, Personal Chef | 303.817.1369

DELICIOUS MEALS PREPARED IN YOUR HOME BY AN EXPERT PERSONAL CHEF

In our busy lives, we are faced with the realization that resources such as time and energy can be scarce commodities. We shuffle, reschedule and rearrange to create space in our days for the things most important to us, but it’s all but impossible to fit everything in all the time. Gathering around a table with loved ones to break bread is a high priority for many but is often one of the first things to slip through the cracks when things get hectic. Fortunately, this ritual does not have to be abandoned due to life’s demands. Chef Dave will come to your home, prepare the meals you love exactly to your liking, for you to heat and eat on your own schedule. Put this time back into your daily routine to be enjoyed amongst you and your family.

Culinary Services Customized for you

Kitchens and the delicious creations they produce is what we’re all about… your kitchen, in particular. Whether you want to keep your fridge filled with healthy meals or you’d like to learn to make that dish for your loved ones that you can never seem to get right no matter how closely you follow the recipe, Sugarloaf can help. Read on to learn about the things we do best.

In-home Meal Preparation
Dinner Parties and Events
Cooking Instruction

In-home Food Preparation

Armed with a deep and ever-growing understanding of your personal tastes and nutritional preferences, we design menus specifically for you. Your contributions to this process are welcome, encouraged and reflected in the meals we prepare in your home. In order to to fill your fridge with the food you love, we do the shopping – we do the cooking – and oh yeah, we even do the dishes.

Dinner Parties and Events

From a holiday celebration with a dozen or so of your closest friends over your favorite dish to an intimate, dinner-for-two just because, Chef Dave will ensure everything goes off without a hitch. It’s not always easy to arrange for such niceties. Allow Chef Dave attend to things in the kitchen, so you can spend your time with your company.

Cooking Instruction

With a wealth of experience teaching formal cooking classes for organizations such as Boulder’s own Food Lab and Sur Le Table, Chef Dave combines perfect amounts of skill, knowledge and patience to help others learn his art form. With Sugarloaf Culinary, he is now available for private or larger group lessons in your home or at a variety of venues. A fantastic way to broaden your own horizons, they also make awesome gifts, are a great for team-building or full-family activities and can be the perfect date night surprise.

Straight from the horse's mouth

Okay, Chef Dave isn’t actually a horse, but we do get the following questions often enough that he wanted to take the time to answer them himself. If there’s anything not covered below, we welcome you to get in touch, and we’ll happily provide you with the information and level of detail you’re in search of.

How much does it cost?

Pricing varies and this is why an initial consult is so very important. Cooking for someone’s family is very personal; everything I cook is stylized to fit a particular family. I don't like to impose any constraints such as weekly menus that every family must choose from. Every week we will create a new menu together. No two families are alike and this is why pricing varies so greatly.

If you're even just a little curious, let's chat, and I'd be happy to discuss some options with you (in as much or as little detail as is required to satisfy your curiosity) and associated prices. No obligation, of course. Establishing and agreeing upon final pricing and terms is one of the initial steps once you decide you're ready to use my services.

Why does Sugarloaf Culinary do this?

I have over twenty-five years in the restaurant business and have done just about everything imaginable having to do with food. From steak house and fine Italian dining to gastro pubs and All American eateries, I have walked through many kitchen doors. Of all those doors, that of the family kitchen has always been the most important to me (my own especially). When I enter your kitchen, I am committed to using my experience and passion to cook the food and help create the experiences you and your family will enjoy time and again.

What’s a "Consult" and why do I need one?

A “Consult” is short for our Introductory In-Home Consultation. This is time to have me into your home that will allow me to assess your current goals and needs and develop a meal solution customized for you and your family. This is the first step and essential part of any agreement we enter into.

My availability can be found on this calendar. Just choose a date to see available time slots. Then find a time that works for you and book your consult. Don’t worry if you have any questions or concerns prior to your session, I will contact you within a day or two of your booking.

How does the In-Home Personal Chef service work?

The first step is the consult; this is where I come to your home to assess your family's current goals and needs in order to develop a program custom fit for your family. With your input, we will devise a customized family plan to allow for the best way to nourish and feed your family. The number of meals your family needs, the frequency, and what styles of foods work best are unique to your family. Although not required, a common format is: meals for X amount of people, at ages A, B and C, Z times per week. With your input, I will custom build a plan around your active family lifestyle, taking in account for any special dietary restrictions and goals.

On the day of your service I shop, I cook, I clean up. You walk into a clean kitchen with the only trace of my presence being a fridge stocked with delicious meals for your family and instructions for heating them at meal-time.

What other services do you offer?

In addition to the traditional, in-home personal chef service, we also do in-home dinner parties, holiday prep, date nights and in-home cooking classes. Gift certificates are also available. What a perfect gift for new parents or new homeowners. You can also give gift certificates for anniversaries, Mother’s day, Father’s Day, holiday presents, corporate client gifts, newlyweds, thank-you gifts, and gifts for family and friends recovering from surgery or other medical needs.

If you're interested in learning more about which of my services might be right for you, let's chat - interacting with people and talking about food is one of my greatest pleasures.

That all sounds great, but who can really afford this?

Think about the cost of groceries and the time it takes to shop. Then, consider what you spend on take-out food, meals at restaurants and convenience foods from the grab and go section of your grocery store. When you add it all up, you will not be surprised to discover that personal chef service is a comparable cost.  Hiring a personal chef is no longer a luxury afforded only by the rich and famous – it’s ideal for you and your busy lifestyle.

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Let's Chat: You'll Like what We Have to Say

Think you might have a need for our services? Need a good recipe for Bulgar Pudding? Want to schedule a FREE, in-home consult with Chef Dave? Drop us a line below; we’d LOVE to hear from you. And if you’re not much of an online communicator, you can always call us directly at 303.817.1369.

What is a consult and why do I need one?

“Consult” is short for our Introductory In-Home Consultation. This is a session with Chef Dave in your home that will allow him to asses your current goals & needs and develop a meal solution customized for you and your family. This is the first step and an essential part of using any of our services.

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The main objective of the in-home consult is for you and Chef Dave to meet and talk informally about “food”. He’ll be looking to get a feel for your current situation and identify some areas that might be enhanced with the addition of his services. He’ll ask about the types of food you and your family like and dislike and the tastes you’d like to have more or less of. Dietary and/or nutritional requirements and concerns will also be addressed. And finally, he will also take a tour through your kitchen to get a feel for the workspace. It’s pretty simple but very necessary part of getting the most out of his services.

What's A “Consult” And Why do I Need One?

“Consult” is short for our Introductory In-Home Consultation. This is a session with Chef Dave in your home that will allow him to assess your current goals & needs in order to develop a meal solution customized for you and your family. This is the first step and an essential part of using any of our services.

Did you know you can schedule and confirm your Consult right now? Just access Chef Dave’s calendar, select a date to view available time slots and choose the one that works best for you. Don’t worry if you have any questions or concerns prior to your session, Chef Dave will contact you within a day or two of your booking.

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What to Expect During Your Consult

The main objective of the in-home consult is for you and Chef Dave to meet and talk informally about “food”. He’ll be looking to get a feel for your current situation and identify some areas that might be enhanced with the addition of his services. He’ll ask about the types of food you and your family like and dislike and the tastes you’d like to have more or less of. Dietary and/or nutritional requirements and concerns will also be addressed. And finally, he will also take a tour through your kitchen to get a feel for the workspace. It’s pretty simple but very necessary part of getting the most out of his services.

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What's A “Consult” And Why do I Need One?

“Consult” is short for our Introductory In-Home Consultation. This is a session with Chef Dave in your home that will allow him to assess your current goals & needs in order to develop a meal solution customized for you and your family. This is the first step and an essential part of using any of our services.

Did you know you can schedule and confirm your Consult right now? Just access Chef Dave’s calendar, select a date to view available time slots and choose the one that works best for you. Don’t worry if you have any questions or concerns prior to your session, Chef Dave will contact you within a day or two of your booking.