personal Chef

healthful, and planet-friendly

Didi’s Personal Chef Service:
Didi arrives weekly, carrying fresh produce and groceries then prepares up to five dinners for you or your family in a single visit.  Her food is creative, global, healthful, and planet-friendly.  Vegetables and fruits are her playground and her vegetarian entrees are nourishing, delicious, and inspired by cuisines that have cooked this way for centuries.  Refined flours, food treated with chemicals, sodium, and fat are kept to a minimum.  Local fish and meat can be prepared when requested.  Dietary requests such as a Paleo or Gluten-Free are happily accommodated and one of the advantages to hiring a personal chef.  After 28 years of professional cooking, Didi’s repertoire is vast and requests are easily accommodated.  See endorsements page for immediate references.  Person to person references upon request. Email Didi at

"Didi is priceless.  She's an easy going and very warm person who also happens to make unbelievably good food.  Arriving home to find 4 or 5 dishes that are delicious (e.g., vegetable pancakes), original (e.g., lamb shoulder with figs and fennel) and incredibly wholesome (faro/quinoa/couscous salad) transforms how we eat.  We eagerly look forward to coming home to see what Didi has made us for dinner when she cooks for us and are able to weave the different dishes into our meals during the week.  Didi is also flexible and willing to accomodate specific requests.  She is wonderful with our teenage kids. Can't say enough good things.  We are very fortunate to have found her".   Hadine Joffe, MD, MSc and Nick Haining, MD, Brigham and Women's, Harvard Medical School
"I am happy to recommend Didi as a caterer and an excellent personal chef. She has always been reliable and most important, she prepares excellent food!" -Thomas G. Shapiro, Shapiro Haber & Urmy LLP

Tomato and Pumpkin Seed Salsa  (V)

Smokey Fruit Salsa (V) (mango, apple, or melon)

Avocado Guacamole (V)

Hip Dip  (edamame guacamole) (V)

Vegan Spinach Dip

Harissa (Harissa is a creamy Moroccan sauce made with roasted peppers, roasted tomatoes, almonds, caramelized garlic, and herbs)

4 layer Mexican dip (refried beans, jack cheese,
salsa and guacamole)

Muhammara - made with pomegranate molasses,
Armenian chile paste, olive oil and walnuts (V)

Didi’s Extra Special Smoky Baba Ganoush (V)

Curried Hummus (V)

Swimming Goat Cheeses (with French bread) - soft
goat cheese swimming in flavorful sauces - choose one or more: