62 august 2021
at your service
If you’ve dreamed of having someone come into your home,
build the menu, buy the groceries, chop the vegetables, cook,
serve with style, and clean the pans before they go, then con-sider
a personal chef service.
There are some high-caliber services that will design meals
or a special event in the convenience of your home or vacation
Salt & Charm offers both in-home chef services and mouth-
watering meal pickup and delivery options. The in-home service
intends to alleviate the stress of doing-it-all so you can enjoy
the meal and your family or company.
Reading the chef bios on the website will make you feel
like you have a friend coming over to cook. Noted among the
resumes, there is a clear love of food mixed with a love of
A few recent options included tasty descriptions of meat-free
curries, a turkey, apple and brie croissant, panko-encrusted
Dijon salmon, fruit kebabs, and ham and cheese sliders for the
kids. Prices vary per item.
Delivery is an option, or foods can be picked up at their store
located at 702 South 17th Street.
Kendra Burgon has a growing client base with Nourish Nosh,
an in-home meal preparation business.
“We do a whole lot more private dinner parties with a 12-15
guest maximum,” Burgon says. “Our chef goes in with all the
ingredients and prepares a three-course plated and seated
dinner at their home or vacation rental.”
Chef Will Doss, who opened RX Restaurant on Castle Street
with his brother, James, is the head chef for Nourish Nosh.
“I’ve been so lucky to have him onboard,” Burgon says.
“He puts together some really gorgeous menus with a focus
on seasonal and local ingredients.”
Her team works with a lot of gluten-free, vegetarian and
vegan clients. Nourish Nosh, like most of the local caterers and
chefs, works hard to support local producers.
“We support local farmers as much as we can and that has
grown and morphed into opening our own grocery store —
which is pretty wild,” Burgon says.
Nourish Nosh currently has a waiting list for meal prep but
is still taking dinner parties and in-home events. Getting the
Home Grown Market open in the Cargo District of Wilmington,
at 15th and Queen, has taken priority.
Major grocery store chains have reopened some of their
previous meals-to-go options, such as daily made sushi and
pick-your-own salad bar, but the popular hot Asian bar has
not returned to College Road Harris Teeter at this time.
In Wrightsville Beach, Robert’s Market on Lumina Avenue
Chef and owner Abbye McGee (top) and chef Alli Shivone are part of the
Salt & Charm team providing ready-to-go meals and in-home service.
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