Do you want to enjoy the ultimate dining experience? When we eat out, we all want to be amazed. This service brings the best qualities of your favorite restaurant foods to you! With the aromas of an experienced chef creating a multi-course dinner live, you get to relax while visiting with your guests.
Imagine the opportunity where the best table in town is your own!
Is discretion important to you? In our 20+ years experience, we've cooked for elite clientele including actors, models, recording artists, international dignitaries, professional athletes, billionaires, etc. Great food is enjoyed by all and our passion for it shows through our work. Have passport - will travel - Chef Shelly is also available as a Traveling Chef to cook for you at other locations.
Be the FIRST to offer your guests an unparalleled experience in dining. Where you enjoy a five star dinner prepared by a Private Chef(s) in the comfort of your own home.
We have different menus you can choose from, or let Chef decide:
*Allow us to suggest & organize wine pairings A FREE SERVICE for these dinner clients only.
*Premier & Wild Game Chef's Dinner options are limited to only a few dates per season so reserve your event early to guarantee your date.
All menus are personalized to your dinner and guests. You can view some menus we've prepared for others in the following link...
Let Chef Shelly help you relax and enjoy Montana's gorgeous Bitterroot Valley whether you're here on vacation or for business. No time to waste grocery shopping and cooking? The Montana experience is waiting for you and we're committed to stepping up to the plate. With our service you have the freedom to immediately begin enjoying your Montana log cabin rental as soon as you arrive.
We will shop for and prepare your meals with locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. With our Exclusive Chef Services - we can make your Montana dining experience the Best, in the comfort of your own luxury cabin!
Our personalized catering showcases meals with tantalizing aromas that look as great as they taste. You'll enjoy our personal touch that makes your event memorable. Do you need help planning a menu? We can handle all the food details and immediately save you time and energy. You can trust us to cater your next special occasion because we are a fully licensed and insured business, following the safest food handling practices and procedures at all times. And just like with our Exclusive Chef Services - we always cook from scratch and serve fresh.
We specialize in creating memorable food events:
In today's culture of unhealthy fast food, eating well can be difficult. Want to know what's in your food? Sick of wasting money on food that you buy and then don't cook, only to throw it away. Just like with our Exclusive Chefs Dinner, our goal is to provide you the best option with professional chef prepared meals. We handle all the meal planning, grocery shopping and preparation. Then store them in your fridge with instructions of how to finish them in your oven.
You have two service options:
Our chef prepared meal service can include all, or some items, for breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner or dessert. You provide food safe containers and we fill them with ready made meals for you to take out of your fridge and pop in the oven till ready.
People who use our services:
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There are two reasons why Shelly is the best Chef you will ever work with. The first is how fun she was with our huge group of friends that get together each year. She handled them with fun and professionalism even when they acted like kids. The second was the amazing food she prepared. The place we stayed didn't have all the things a chef would typically have or need yet she handled it like the champ she is. She delivered the best filet all of us have ever eaten. I went out to eat last night at a well known restaurant and the person with me had also eaten chef Shelly's steak and she said "You do know this steak is not going to measure up to Shelly's don't you?" If you need someone to cook for you, she is your person!
Shelly handled my 20 person team event at my home. I did not have to worry about anything at all. The decor was amazing and the food was beyond excellent. My team appreciated being in my home and raves about the food. Absolutely amazing attention to detail and fantastic variety. I would have Chef Shelly do any event for me and I will use her again!!
This past August I was part of a family vacation to a beautiful mountaintop home up in the clouds outside of Hamilton. Keeping this vacation a 5 Star experience we hired Shelly Meyer to be our Chef. What can I say, this was a first class experience all the way! After deciding upon a menu Shelly purchased all the food necessary to serve all 10 of us. Delicious aromas filled the air as we admired the beautifully set table. Shelly and her very capable assistant served us with grace and a smile. The food and particularly the fillet was cooked to perfection! But wait there’s more, Shelly saved the best for last. The chocolate cake, what can I say it was the best I have ever tasted! If I am lucky enough to come back again and visit the beautiful state of Montana, Shelly will definitely be a part of my trip! Many thanks Shelly.
Shelly did the cooking for a girls kayak trip to Montana! The experience of having Chef Shelly was amazing as the Montana Lake views! From the detailed hand designed 3 day menu, to table decor to the delicious food that was served like a scenic view on a platter! Shelly is so talented, a joy to be around and her love for being a Chef is truly her calling! I highly recommend Chef Shelly to be a part of your next Montana adventure...and if you're lucky... you may also find she's a singing Chef too!
I had the pleasure of attending a dinner hosted by Chef Shelly and it was nothing short of exquisite. Consistently graceful and powerful, from decor to dessert, Chef Shelly will take your break away.
Oh what a wonderful Chef and person too!
Shelly and her staff were amazing! The two dinners they prepared for us were delicious! They were friendly, fun and professional! When we joked with them, they joked back at us. She told us the story behind her business. It was very heartwarming. I hope for your continued success. With the way we were treated, I have no doubt she will do well. Thank you Shelly for the great experience!!
She is a very personable person. She fixed us a unforgettable meal that we all felt the meal was one we will remember as one of best we have ever had. Her steak was only outdone by her chocolate cake. What a great cook. I only wish that I could give her 6 stars.
Shelly and her son were amazing! We had them cater two separate meals and both were fantastic. They are friendly and engaging and make incredible food. Definitely would recommend!
Oh my gosh, I don't even know where to begin with how amazing Chef Shelly is! Two weeks before my wedding, my original caterer (not Chef Shelly) bailed on me (she had good reason, but still, TWO WEEKS!), so I had to frantically find a replacement. Luckily, I came across Chef Shelly who was not only available but worked with me to provide a similar menu (even better than the original, actually) and within my budget. SHE WAS A LIFESAVER - she was so accommodating and professional and so easy to work with. Fast forward to the wedding day and oh man, everything was PERFECT! She had everything set up by the time I got back from the ceremony, and the food was PHENOMINAL. I was literally sitting there with my brothers and they couldn't stop talking about how good the food was. My little brother was like, "these are the best mashed potatoes I've ever had in my life." Haha! She also made a point to learn names of all of the important people (my family members) and was so pleasant and helpful at the reception. Needless to say, I think my original caterer bailing on me was a blessing, because I couldn't have asked for a better caterer than Chef Shelly. 10/10 would recommend for any event. I'm forever grateful to her for my making my wedding day not only go off without a hitch but for also providing the most delicious food I've ever had. Thanks, Chef Shelly!!!
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Do you want to try some local spirits? Maybe you want your wedding menu paired with a signature drink.
We can create a personalized Tapas Style Menu inspired by local spirits/brews/wines:
Bandit Micro-Brewery, Darby, MT
Blodgett Canyon Winery, Hamilton, MT
Shed Horn Cellars, Hamilton, MT
Higherground Brewery, Hamilton, MT
Bitterroot Brewery, Hamilton, MT
Westslope Distillery, Hamilton, MT
Montgomery Distillery, Missoula, MT
Headframe Spirits, Butte, MT
Chicken Tikka Masala
Coriander Jasmine Rice
Red Wine Braised Beef Short-ribs
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Apple, Fennel & Walnut Salad
Tex-Mex Enchilada Casserole
Jicama, Cabbage & Cilantro Salad
Vegan, GF & Dairy-Free, etc., options available
Where do you cook?
There are different options depending on what works best for you. We can prepare and cook everything in your home and clean-up after.
OR, we have access to a health inspected commercial kitchen where we can prepare and cook everything. No matter where we cook, we always adhere to safe food handling and CDC guidelines.
Where do you grocery shop?
In Montana, we are limited to seasonal choices. When the farmer's market is running we start by looking for the best produce there. Then we go to our local grocery stores to fill in the gaps in the grocery shopping lists. We usually shop at multiple stores because each one has benefits over another with quality ingredients.
How does your weekly chef prepared meal delivery work?
After you complete a client questionnaire, we create a weekly prep plan based upon your likes and dislikes, dietary restrictions, etc. We email you a draft menu and you get to approve or request adjustments before we begin. Then we do all the grocery shopping and cook in a commercial inspected kitchen and deliver items to you with easily understood heating instructions, ready to heat and serve or pop in the oven to finish cooking.
How much does it cost?
There are different weekly plans that are priced on a scaled system based upon how many prepared meals you want for your family. We charge for our time at a flat rate then add cost of groceries.The type of ingredients and proteins you enjoy will affect the price of groceries but our flat rate stays the same. Which calculates to approximately $35-40/hr as each meal plan/shop/cook/clean day takes approximately 8+hrs. Other areas in Montana charge $50/hr for chef labor.
Where do you deliver?
In the Bitterroot Valley, we can be socially distant naturally with our wide open spaces. We currently offer delivery to Hamilton & Darby addresses. Or can arrange for you to pick-up. Essentially, after your initial free consultation we can discuss your address and if there would be any additional travel charges.
Why are there different entrees for catering than plated dinners?
Based upon how many guests we are serving, some entrees don't hold as well in larger quantities. Because of this we limit the preparation styles for some menu items for larger events. We can adjust any menus based upon your tastes and personalize them to something everyone will be happy with.
Where can I taste your food?
Because we are a pop-up restaurant style of service, we no longer have a brick and mortar storefront. However, we are happy to do a small dinner party with some or all of your event menu items at a reduced price if you book an event with us.
Can I get menu items from your restaurant?
Thank you for asking! We loved serving the Bitterroot Valley from 2005-2015 through our restaurant Bradley O's Steakhouse. We understand a lot of our customers miss us and we love hearing tha. If there is a meal you remember as your favorite we would be ecstatic to cook that for you again.
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*New* Kitchen Grocery Stock-Up/ Delivery Service Available, see below for details...
up to 12 guests
ESTIMATED COST: (10-12+ hrs)
PLATED DINNERS: start at $350+ per day base price (plus cost of groceries)
Many menu options available ~ please email us for a complete listing
Personalized Menu Planning
Prepping, Cooking & Serving
Made Fresh Meals
WEEKLY PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES:
Variety size of plans available
*Incentives for Repeat Clients
IN-HOME PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE: (8+ hrs)
Starts at $250/day plus cost of groceries for 3 meals for two people
Personalized Menu Planning
Prepping, Cooking & Properly Storing Made Fresh Meals
PREPARED MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE: (8+ hrs)
Everything prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen following all CDC guidelines.
$35+ rental cost added to above
*cost decreases as quantities increases
from 13 up to 35 guests
Personalized based upon your venue, theme & menu selections
*cost varies; contact us for quote
Shelly's story began with catering in 2000. Where she and husband Brad would cater for businesses and also elite clientele in the Arabian Horse Industry. They would travel to different areas of the U.S. to cook a wide array of food. Shelly loves to tell the story of when Brad was unable to join her, where she cooked an upscale plated dinner in a barn for 75 people by herself, with no kitchen. Shelly says, "It's times like those that teach you how to handle any adversity and find solutions to challenges."
In 2005 Shelly and Brad opened Bradley O's Steakhouse in her hometown of Hamilton, MT. Their son was 12, and would buss tables or greet moms on Mother's Day with a rose. After 10 years of working 80-90 hours a week, they sold the restaurant and returned to their roots of Catering and hosting great parties for friends. It was in 2018 when Shelly began her #secondact as a Personal Chef for former customers. She enjoyed it so much that she decided to go through culinary school and get her certification.
And voila - Chef Shelly Meyer, LLC, was born - even with all the experience, her passion for food is still growing, and it shows!
In 2020, Chef Shelly, with son Chef Hunter, began the long process of getting a commercial manufacturing license for their proprietary spice blends and are part of the Made In Montana program. They are available under the label Montana Flavor 2 Savor. Future plans are to expand to sauces as well.
I know you're busy, but let's take some time to talk about what you'd like to be eating. Everyone's dietary needs and styles are unique. Reach out, and we can figure out what sort of a meal plan or dinner party idea works for your goals and lifestyle!
FREE, no obligation consultation.