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private Chef & CATERER in the Bitterroot Valley

Montana Flavor to Savor

Montana Flavor to Savor

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I can help you make any occasion amazing!

Your taste buds will thank you!!!

bitterroot valley's best certified chef service includes:

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Catering

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:

  • Dinner Party
  • Wedding
  • Milestone Event  (anniversary, birthday, graduation, etc.)
  • Corporate Retreat or Team Building
  • Fundraiser
  • Film Company & Crews
  • *NEW* Prepared Meal Delivery - for a more casual family style dinner; we cook at our commercial kitchen then simply deliver the food to you to pop in the oven to heat & serve.

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Exclusive Chefs Dinner

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!

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:

  • Plated Course Dinner
  • Chef's Choice (featuring local farmer's market produce)
  • Interactive Chef Dinner (watch and ask the Chef about cooking)
  • Montana Style Wild Game Dinner* (respectfully sourced from USDA sustainable farms)
  • Tasting Menu* (featuring local micro-brews, spirits & wines)
  • Premier Chefs Dinner* (7 courses with 2 chefs & serving staff)  


*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...

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Vacation = Relaxation

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? A Montana experience is waiting for you and we're committed to stepping up to the plate. With this bonus service you have the freedom to immediately begin enjoying your Montana log cabin rental as soon as you arrive.


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.


Its simple! We can do as much or as little as you want. Avoid the hassle of unfamiliar grocery stores and farmer's market. Don't get lost trying to find healthy ingredients. We will prepare your meals or stock your kitchen with fresh, locally sourced ingredients as much as possible. And just like in our Exclusive Chef Services - we can make your Montana dining experience the Best in the comfort of your own luxury cabin!

Service Options:

  • Stock-Up your kitchen before vacation arrival *or as a regular service for Bitterroot Valley residents*
  • Prepared Meal Delivery of all or selected meals for your stay
  • Professional Chef Service for a day or your whole stay
  • Or any combination of the above!

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Prepared Meals

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. Our goal is to provide 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:

  1. In Home Chef Service - we prep, cook and clean-up in client's home.
  2. Prepared Meal Delivery Service - we prep and cook in a commercial kitchen and then deliver meals to you. 


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:

  • busy professionals or families
  • seniors or their children who worry about them
  • people who don't like cooking or grocery shopping
  • people who are confined at home
  • someone recovering from surgery
  • those who want to eat healthier or just better
  • people who don't enjoy going out and still want to eat delicious chef inspired meals


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PRAISE & REVIEWS...

Absolutely amazing...

I highly recommend Chef Shelly...

Nothing short of exquisite...

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!!
Erin T.

Nothing short of exquisite...

I highly recommend Chef Shelly...

Nothing short of exquisite...

 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.
Elise W.



Oh what a wonderful Chef and person too!
Margaret R.

I highly recommend Chef Shelly...

I highly recommend Chef Shelly...

I highly recommend Chef 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!
Jeri H.

SAMPLE DINNER MENUS. . .

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Plated Course Dinner

EXAMPLE OF 3 COURSE

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad with poppy seed vinaigrette topped with caramelized almonds 
  • Filet Mignon with red wine demi, mashed cauliflower and parsnip with blistered green beans
  • Chocolate Mousse and Grand Marnier whipped cream


Montana Style Wild Game Dinner

EXAMPLE OF 5 COURSE

  • Charcuterie of Elk & Venison Sausage, Montana made cheese, rustic fresh bread & huckleberry preserves
  • Bison Tom-Tom with horseradish polenta and red bell pepperonata
  • Bitterroot Grown beet salad and spicy greens with goat cheese herb mousse drizzled with balsamic reduction
  • Marinated Elk Tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto and roasted, served with Montana red wine shallot reduction, roasted root vegetable puree and lemon thyme potatoes
  • Montana made chocolate in a decadent torte topped with Flathead cherry compote and whipped mocha cream

Chef's Choice Plated Dinner

EXAMPLE OF SEASONAL 3 COURSE

SPRING

  • Asparagus Soup garnished with crispy pork belly and roasted tomato 
  • Herb Roasted Lamb Chops with pinot noir berry coulis, potato leek galette and sauteed spinach with spring ramps
  • Brandy Berry Crisp with lemon mint ice cream

SUMMER

  • Farmer's Market salad with braised grains, tomatoes and roasted radish dressing
  • Copper River Salmon with bourbon shallot glaze, wild rice risotto and grilled summer squash
  • Berry Parfait with lemon vanilla yogurt and oat crunch

FALL

  • Beet Arugula Salad with goat cheese dressing
  • Lemon Rosemary Chicken with roasted corn and quinoa hash over celeriac cauliflower puree
  • White Chocolate Cheesecake with huckleberry compote

WINTER

  • Cream of Mushroom Leek Soup
  • Braised Beef Short Ribs with tomato caramelized onion tart and roasted butternut squash
  • Dark Chocolate Cake with peanut butter frosting and chocolate ganache

Tasting Menu

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:

SUGGESTED COMPANIES:

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

Prepared Meal Delivery

EXAMPLES:

Chicken Tikka Masala

Coriander Jasmine Rice

Roasted Asparagus

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Tex-Mex Enchilada Casserole

Spanish Rice

Jicama, Cabbage & Cilantro Salad

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Vegan, GF & Dairy-Free, etc., options available


Please contact us by clicking HERE for a personalized menu

More Information

Frequently Asked Questions:

 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. The best value plan provides Chef Prepared Meals with 2 sides for as little as $16pp. We charge for our time at a flat rate then add cost of groceries. So, the type of ingredients and proteins you enjoy will affect the price of groceries but our flat rate stays the same.
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 create 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 that. 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...

PRICING ESTIMATES. . .

Event Catering Options...

Event Catering Options...

Event Catering Options...

from 13 up to 100 guests

Personalized based upon your menu selections

 *cost decreases as guest count increases


ESTIMATED COST:

Appetizer Buffet: begins at $20 per person

Entree w/2sides Buffet: starts at $30 per person

Additional Stations: (apps or dessert) starts at $10 per person

Plated 5* Service: starts at $100 per person


*additional fees may apply for any necessary rentals

Exclusive Chef Dinners...

Event Catering Options...

Event Catering Options...

up to 12 guests

ESTIMATED COST:


PLATED COURSE DINNERS: begin at $250 base price (plus cost of food)


Many menu options available ~ please email us for a complete listing




Weekly Prepared Meals...

Kitchen Grocery Store Stock-Up Service

Kitchen Grocery Store Stock-Up Service

WEEKLY PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES:

Variety size of plans available

*Incentives for Repeat Clients


IN-HOME PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE:

INCLUDED::

Menu Planning

Personalized Grocery Shopping

Prepping, Cooking & Properly Storing Fresh Meals

Heating Instructions

Clean-up 


PREPARED MEAL DELIVERY SERVICE:
Everything prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen following all CDC guidelines.

$35 base cost added to above option



*cost decreases as quantities increases

*As low as $16per meal (plus the cost of food)

Kitchen Grocery Store Stock-Up Service

Kitchen Grocery Store Stock-Up Service

Kitchen Grocery Store Stock-Up Service

Available for VACATIONERS or

BITTERROOT VALLEY RESIDENTS:


*Incentives for Repeat Clients

$35per hour plus cost of groceries (1 hour minimum)

(you email us an organized grocery list using our form, we deliver to your door ~ contact us to get details)



*Our Exclusive Private Chef Dinner Services and Weekly Prepared Personal Chef Services are also available for Vacationers



About The Chef

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Shelly's Story

     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 parts 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!

Certifications & Memberships

Certified Professional Commis Chef
World Association of Chefs Societies
Member of United States Personal Chef Association

Contact Me

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Let's chat about food!

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.

Chef Shelly Meyer, LLC

Hamilton, Montana, United States

406 381 2242 chefshellymeyer (at) gmail.com

Personalized Catering...

Catering Menu Options for up-to 100 people

catering suggestions

Download Chef Shelly Meyer Event Menu-PDF