Parisians homesick for their grandmother’s inimitable Sunday Roast Chicken and Ratatouille can now rent out a substitute stand-in through a recently launched personal chef service that will send a ‘mamie’ (grandmother in French) to their kitchen to whip up an old-fashioned home-cooked meal.
After sorting out the details — date of the dinner party, venue and the number of guests — the chef will prep, cook and serve the meal in the host’s home.
Clean-up is also included. So far, the selection of chefs is small. If language isn’t a big issue, travellers in search of a truly authentic French meal may want to consider booking a grandmother if they’re staying in a short-term vacation rental with a kitchen.