Dinner by Design is a personal chef service owned by Karen Speroni,
personal chef since 2005.

Here's how it works


Free in-home consultation

Extensively discuss the food likes and dislikes of everyone in your home that I will be cooking for. Any special dietary needs and/or food allergies will be covered as well. Remember, I am your "PERSONAL" chef so all the meals prepared will be exactly what you want to eat. This includes any special family recipes from your collection and all of your favorites


Cook date

When your cook date arrives, I'll begin at the market by finding only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available. Looking for organic? No problem. Next I'll arrive at your home, carrying groceries and all of the necessary tools and cookware.


Clean up

Depending on your menu, cooking and clean up will take between 4 and 6 hours. I will package and label all meals and place them in the refrigerator or freezer (you will decide this at our consultation - often depending on frequency of cooking dates). A menu listing all items and heating instructions will be left, your kitchen will be clean and your house will smell divine.


$400 + Groceries

5 entrees
2 servings each

$500 + Groceries

5 entrees
4 servings each.

$600 + Groceries

5 entrees
6 servings each.

"Karen began cooking for me in early 2013. Since that time I have always looked forward to having a wonderful meal waiting for me after a long day at the office. I feel Karen cares about me personally and delights in providing healthy, tasty meals. Karen is very flexible and able to incorporate special dietary needs into her food plans. The house smells amazing after a visit from Karen and the kitchen is spotless! She leaves specific instructions for all the meals, so getting dinner on the table is a breeze. I highly recommend Dinner by Design." - RP, Ashburn, VA

"Karen is extremely professional and the meals that she has cooked for me and my wife are delicious. She has provided us with a variety of excellent meals over the past year. The house smells wonderful after she is finished cooking.
- C Forrest