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personal chef services

your kitchen, our cooking


what ARE personal chef services?

Do you want healthy dinners ready for you when you get home from a long day?  Of course you do, and we can help!

We will come to your home, at your convenience, to prepare meals in your kitchen. They will be customized to your specific needs and left in the refrigerator or freezer, again, depending on your preferences. We will do all the meal planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation, cooking and cleaning. All you have to do is heat it up or not, depending on the dish.

How often can you cook for me?

We can come weekly, bi-weekly or monthly. Or if you are having a dinner party at your home, we would be happy to assist. 

Can you accommodate specific dietary needs?

Yes! Whether you are gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, Paleo, or low-carb, or just want to eat more healthy, we can help design a meal plan or just baking for you that is interesting and nutritious, and most of all, delicious.


Can you help me with a special dinner party?

Yes! Not only can we help you plan a great meal that includes appetizers, salad, an entrée (or two) and sides, we can also make a decadent dessert to finish off your party. 

Can you cook a specific item (not meals)?

Yes! We can do stocks, sauces, condiments. etc. which are made in your own kitchen and can control the amount of sodium sugar and spices. Please contact us for more details. 

CAN I gift your services?

Yes! Whether your friend is new to the area, your business colleague has just had a baby or you just want to surprise your mother-in-law, gifting our services is a great and appreciated gift. We can even bake you a cake!

People who love to eat are always the best people.
— Julia Child

private dinner parties

enjoy your own event


You want to have a fabulous dinner party in your home but there's one problem - you want to enjoy it too! The Perfect Details can help you create a great menu, take care of the food shopping and cooking, and everything will be cleaned and all you have to do is put away the dishes! We are available for birthdays, graduations and any other event you create. And don't forget, we can also bake a great cake to finish off the party. Drop us a line - we would love to hear from you!


"Just a quick note to thank you for a marvelous meal on Saturday night. Everyone is still raving!"


REady to party?
 Drop us a line!

A party without cake is just a meeting.
— Julia Child

Baked Goods

cookies, cakes & all things sweet


Whether you want a cake for a special occasion or cookies for a party, we are happy to chat with you about treats for your upcoming event. Please take a look at our gallery for some of the baked goods we've made for happy clients. Don't see what you are looking for? Contact us and ask. We love a good challenge! 

"A number of people said that the cake was so delicious and "just sweet enough" to let you know that you were eating cake.
We couldn't have asked for more!"


Click here to drop us a line!

If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.
— Julia Child

more Info

pricing, portfolio & bio




We offer Personal Chef Services in Concord, Lexington, Bedford, Newton, Needham, Waltham and Burlington, Massachusetts. Other towns/cities are available for an additional travel fee. Please drop us a line to find out more!

Price ranges are listed below each package and vary according to number of servings and/or side dishes. Typically 2-3 servings is good for one person or 2 people and 4-6 servings is good for a family of 4

package a


meal planning
grocery shopping
meal preparation
{$225- $350}

package b


meal planning
grocery shopping
meal preparation

package c


meal planning
grocery shopping
meal preparation





disposable aluminum containers
reusable plastic serveware
Pyrex glass containers

baking in your home

sweet treats that can be modified to suit your dietary or allergy needs


additional hourly fee for special dietary needs such as Paleo, vegan, Weight Watchers points, etc. 


Have a question? Drop us a line!



Donna Kim, Owner of The Perfect Details, has made a career of bringing her creative and artistic influences to bear across pursuits as varied as musical performance and education, wedding and event planning, graphic design and bespoke food and drink offerings. A double major in Business and Music at Hofstra University, she began her career in orchestral management and private piano instruction and has been a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Festival Chorus for over 25 years. She built an award-winning reputation as a wedding and event planner for many years having designed and executed signature weddings at grand venues such as Castle Hill on the Crane Estate, the Chanler at Cliff Walk, Belle Mer - A Longwood Venue and numerous private residences which have been featured in national and regional publications like the Knot, Brides, and Flutter.

Her knowledge of food pairings and preparation techniques along with her expertise in graphic design and music proved key differentiators for her discerning clientele. Donna is excited to expand her personal passion and expertise in cooking and baking into her professional pursuits. Having worked in the food service and restaurant industry in her early career, Donna is self-educated in cooking and baking.

She credits watching Julia Child as one of her main culinary influences along with Ina Garten, Gourmet magazine (RIP), The Silver Palate Cookbook and Ruth Reichl.

She also prides herself on baking delicious and satisfying treats that her allergy tolerant clients can enjoy without sacrificing taste. Her favorite cuisines are Italian, French and Japanese, but she can smoke a brisket low and slow and also create viennoiserie (or breakfast pastries) that would make you think you are sitting in Paris.

Donna balances her many talents with a keen sense of organization. She prides herself on her intuition, her honesty and on listening to what is not being said. 




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We look forward to hearing from you

Feel free to email us directly at info@ThePerfectDetails.com
call us at 978.318.1926 or
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