Frequently Asked Questions

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How much are my meals going to cost?

Each cooking program that I design with clients will vary in cost. I charge $45 an hour for my time, plus the cost of ingredients. To put it simply, the more meals I cook for you, the more time it will take. The more meat or fish dishes you choose, the more your ingredients will cost. Total cost averages between $275-$375 per week.


Can I be home when you're here cooking?

Absolutely! You and your family are more than welcome to be home when I am cooking. I'm usually handling multiple hot projects at once so I just ask that no one set up post in my work space. I'm happy to chat and answer questions while I'm there.


What is health coaching?

As a Health Coach I work one-on-one with clients to support them in setting and acheiving their wellness goals, managing symptoms and understanding how changes they make can effectively improve their health. Health coaches can help bridge the gap between a client's qualified medical team and the implementation of sustainable nutrition and lifestyle improvements.


Functional nutrition is about getting to the root of symptoms, and listening to a client's story before all all else. By understanding the whole person and their experiences, we can address the landscape from which symptoms, diagnoses or imbalances may have grown. My teacher Andrea Nakayama loves to say that we've got to remember that it's not about the food we eat, but about what our bodies can DO with what we eat. Well said!

What is functional nutrition?


To put it simply, yes. If I show up and things are really messy, it might take me 20 minutes just to clean before I can even get started. I plan for 20-30 minutes of clean-up AFTER I cook to leave you with a lovely kitchen. If I have to clean beforehand, it will cut into the time I have to cook delicious meals for you.

Do I need to clean before Jenny comes to cook?


Dishes last between 2 and 5 days. All dishes will be marked with my recommended "Enjoy By: date" to make it easy for you to plan out your week.

How long does the food last?


Definitley. When we set up your plan, let's create a specific kids' menu with items that you know they like. Hopefully we can get them to try some other delicious things, too!

Can you accommodate my picky kids?


For sure. We can plan a super fun class for up to 5 guests at your home. I have specific group class pricing available upon request.

Can I have a group of friends over for the cooking class?


Right now the best way to pay is by cash or check. I'm looking into online paying options and my clients will be the first to know when this happens.

What's the best way to pay for my meals, class or coaching sessions?


Sure, why not?! I'm happy to pick up a couple of things for you with 2 days notice. Any items you ask for you will be added to your weekly invoice.

Can you pick up X, Y or Z from the grocery store for me?