A Capital Cook will either cook for you in your home or deliver the meals to you. 

This is not restaurant food packaged for delivery.  You don't order off a menu.  Chef Lainie will sit down with you and talk about what you like to eat.  She will develop menus for your approval.

You don't have to think about what you want to eat and then wait for delivery.  You can enjoy home-cooked meals every night because they are waiting for you when you get home. 

Scroll down for detailed descriptions of our services and fees.


Weeknight Dinners

Do you feel like you're going to scream if you have to have pizza or rotisserie chicken for dinner one more time?  Well, you don't ever have to again!  A Capital Cook will prepare several days' worth of dinners and package them family-style for you to heat up when you choose.  All you have to do is relax and enjoy a home-cooked meal every night.



Dinner Parties
(or any type of party)

Are you the hostess with the mostest -- or the host with the most -- but only in your daydreams?  Mixing and mingling with your guests is a pleasure.  Shopping, cooking, and cleaning up the kitchen afterwards most certainly are not.  Let A Capital Cook do the work so you can enjoy yourself at your own party. 

Wouldn't it be fabulous to enjoy cocktails with your guests while your personal chef is in the kitchen preparing the meal?  Or to watch the big game or the series finale knowing that there isn't any big mess waiting for you in the kitchen?

A Capital Cook will help you host an affair to remember -- without the work.



Cooking Lessons

Everybody has to eat, but not everybody knows how to cook.  Whether you are clueless in the kitchen or are someone who can do the basics but would like to learn more, A Capital Cook can help you improve your kitchen skills.  We will come to your home and teach you in your own kitchen with your own equipment.  You will be able to put what you have learned to good use at your very next meal!



Kitchen 101

Kitchen 101 is a comprehensive "how to eat well at home" course, ideal for recent college graduates or anyone who is new to cooking for themselves.  The course includes:

  • Kitchen assessment (pots, pans, equipment).
  • Supplementing equipment as needed.  A Capital Cook will place an online order with a kitchen supply company for you.
  • Lessons in basic kitchen skills.
  • Hands-on training in three dinner menus.


Complete Kitchen Management

This is the next best thing to having a live-in cook.  A Capital Cook will provide dinner services as described above, and also take complete charge of keeping your kitchen stocked and operational.  Can't start the day without your morning cornflakes?  We'll make sure they're in the pantry when you reach for them.  Coffee maker broke?  We'll order you a new one.  A Capital Cook can take the kitchen off your "gotta do" list.