Best Practices When Hiring The Culinistas


Requesting The Service

Select menu & submit request via website every Thursday by 5PM

Selecting Your Menu

Review all ingredients and use your best judgement when considering dietary restrictions and allergens

Exclude ingredients by including special instructions (ex: no almonds)


Prepping For Service

Empty dishwasher & sink

Clear at least one shelf in refrigerator

Test stove burners, oven, broiler & dishwasher

Notify The Culinistas when Culinista Spice Set is low

Keep cleaning supplies on hand (dish soap, sponges, clean dish rags, paper towels) as well as parchment paper & aluminum foil

Have at least 4 cups of olive oil, salt & pepper on hand at all times*

Purchase containers (6 for small / 12 for medium / 18 for large) or include on service request*

Required tools & equipment (contact us for more recommendations):

     Tools: cutting board, tongs, spatula, whisk

     Equipment: several mixing bowls, 2 pots, 2 pans, blender, baking sheet


Interacting With Your Chef

Share entry/exit instructions via text/email

Familiarize your chef with the home (smoke alarms, pets, trash, recycling, wash rooms, etc.)

Do not tip


Modifying / Canceling

Modify the service by emailing us; if 48 hours before the intended service, contact your chef directly (requests within the 48 hour window will be made on a best efforts basis)

Cancel the service by emailing us 48 hours before the intended service to prevent being charged the service fee


Reviewing Your Chef & The Service

Provide feedback immediately so we can improve