“I come to Scottsdale every year for spring training and have used Stephanie and her crew for the last 4 years. Everyone is professional and she takes the guess work out of eating healthy.
They do the menu planning, food shopping, cooking, packaging and clean up. She even worked with my holistic dietitian to get the right protein / carbohydrate / fat ratio. RIPE just makes it so easy.”
Dino R. Scottsdale 2/2016
“I travel often for work and didn’t want to get stuck with an automated meal delivery. RIPE’s private chef in-home cooking service worked with my schedule.
No contracts, reoccurring credit card charges or implied service. I just schedule when I need, the portions are perfect and meals last 5-7 days in my fridge I also freeze some when I’m out of town. It’s easy to try and not feel overwhelmed.
- Richard L. Scottsdale Airpark 2/2015
“I was referred to RIPE Personal Chef Services from my doctor who suggested I follow a vegetarian / vegan diet. I was very skeptical at first because I wasn’t familiar with that type of food. Stephanie made the transition easy she recommended starting with 2 vegan dishes and 2 lighter fish, chicken dishes to transition out of heavy meat eating without feeling deprived. By the 3rd week I didn’t miss meat at all, then 3 weeks like we transitioned again to no animal products. All of RIPE’s Culinary Starts really know what they are doing – delicious menu choices and easy booking.”
Jason H. Phoenix 4/2013
"I bought a gift certificate for my snow bird parents when they came down from Chicago. They got 3 entrees, 3 sides and 3 deserts. They were so happy with the food they hired Stephanie to come once a week to stock their fridge. Stephanie even went to the grocery store with my mom to help her pick out things to supplement their meals.”
Greg H. Scottsdale 1/2012
“I just had a new baby and didn’t want to buy jarred processed baby food. Stephanie prepares organic pureed baby food once a week for us and I feel so much better knowing my baby is getting the freshest best quality ingredients available. She even makes my husband and I a yummy entree and side as a gift! So worth it!”
Victoria D. Paradise Valley 11/2011
“I called Stephanie on a Tuesday for a dinner party I wanted to throw together by Friday. I was so glad she was able to do it. I went off with out a hitch, gourmet food and personal service all within the comfort of my own home. Everyone was so impressed, she came out to describe each dish and the ingredients used. Much better than eating out at a crowded over priced restaurant.”
Harold M. Chandler 7/2010
“I wanted to impress my girlfriend for our one year anniversary so I hired Stephanie to come to my apartment and cook a private dinner for two which was served on my balcony. She made Crab cakes with Caper Aioli, Marinated Flank Steak with Herb-Feta Salad and Rice Pilaf and a mini Red Velvet Cake for desert. The freshness and quality of the food was above and beyond what we could have ever ordered at a restaurant. It was truly a perfect evening.”
Gabe D. Scottsdale 3/2009
“I found myself struggling to get healthy dinners on the table every night. After working a full day and picking up my kids I didn’t want to spend another hour standing in the kitchen. I also dreaded going food shopping, deciding what to cook and especially the clean up. I had a phone consult with Stephanie and realized I was spending 4-8 per week just on food prep for my family of 4. I tried the service for 4 weeks in a row, every Monday Lisa (one of their culinary stars) came over and cooked us food for the week. The amount of time I was saving was amazing, it is well worth the money and now it is a service we can’t live with out. I highly recommend it, if you are considering it try it out and you will quickly see how much you get in return, not just healthy food!"
Corrine L. Paradise Valley 12/2014
“My cooking club meets once a month and I wanted to have a hands-on teaching session with a personal chef. Stephanie provided a great interesting and easy to follow program. We cooked some food, learned techniques and took home great dishes to share with our families. What a fun evening!”
Karen S. Desert Mountain 2/2012
“My nutritionist suggested I try a wheat and dairy free diet for two weeks. I didn’t know where to begin so I consulted with Stephanie for some ideas. She presented a tasty menu and brought over fully prepared cooked food for 7 days. The next week she designed a recipe packet for me so I can begin to cook for myself. She even came over to make 2 recipes with me to make sure I got the hang of it. The health benefits have been great, Stephanie made the transition easy and comfortable.”
Leah P. North Scottsdale 5/2011
“I was so sick of running to the store every night after work for take-away food to eat for dinner. I decided to try Stephanie on the recommendation of a colleague. Now she comes every two weeks making 20 meals each time and I store half in my freezer. I am much more relaxed after work and I can even have guests over for meals that are home-made any time I want.”
Karen B. Carefree 10/2010
“I run a mid-size technology firm and frequently have meetings where clients come to my offices. I wanted to try something different by having a personal chef come and cook in our kitchen. My clients were so impressed by the quality of cooking and ingredients, they loved not having take-out processed food. I have booked RIPE three times since then and have never been let down."
Michelle R. Scottsdale Airpark 6/2009
“After my husband was diagnosed with diabetes we were panicked because our whole style of eating needed to be changed. I called Stephanie who planned a delicious diabetic friendly menu. Now we actually eat much better than before! Nothing is missing and the food is scrumptious. I wish we called her sooner.”
Greta and Bernie F. Grayhawk 2/2008