Truly Gourmet

Personal Chef Services
Private Events
Cooking Classes

With Chef Janice Johnson

Precautionary measures & policies are currently in place with regards to COVID-19

About The Chef

Chef Janice is a Certified Personal Chef and Premier Member of the United States Personal Chef Association, she is ServSafe© certified, and a graduate of Cook Street School of Culinary Arts School, specializing in elevated American Cuisine, Classic Italian, Asian Fusion and French Cuisine. Janice is also a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) with expertise in wine and food pairing; and she has a talent for baking pastries and confections.

In addition to her Personal Chef Services, Janice has developed her skills as a "Chef for Hire" offering in-home Private Parties, and as a Chef Instructor, teaching cooking classes. Chef Janice has developed teaching techniques that enable her to deliver exceptional cooking and dining experiences, while providing an entertaining, educational, and completely unique food experience, that allows adults and children to participate, learn, and share together.

Prior to becoming a Personal Chef, Janice worked as an Event Coordinator and Restaurant Manager at a Fine Dining Italian Restaurant in the DTC for several years, before she decided to take a leap of faith and follow her true passion. With the support of her family and friends, she is following her dreams and enhancing the quality of life for others.

As an experienced culinary professional,  Chef Janice is passionate about truly gourmet food. Based on the belief that her clients needs are of the utmost importance, Janice is committed to meeting those needs. She will craft a menu plan specifically to cater to the individual needs of her clients and strive to exceed their expectations.

On a personal note, Janice is a military wife and mother of two teenage boys (Tyler 18 and Brandon 15).  She is the youngest of eight children and she enjoys hosting parties, traveling, gardening, camping, skiing and being outdoors. Born and raised in Utah, she and her husband moved to Colorado after getting married over 24 years ago.

** Precautionary measures & policies currently in place with regards to COVID-19 **
To help build additional policies as a path forward to operating safely, and to mitigate exposure for Chef, customers and their families from the Covid 19 virus, the following procedures have been put in place:
  • Social distancing and use of protective equipment
  • Sanitization of high traffic and high touch areas, including the bathrooms, has been increased.
  • Personal and family health monitoring.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer safty ensuring food safty manager certificate is up to date.
  • Washing hands FREQUENTLY and vigorously for 20 seconds at a time.

Personal Chef Services

PERSONAL CHEF SERVICES - Eat What You Want, When You Want

A free consultation will begin the process, as we investigate how you are currently eating and how you would like to eat in the future. We discover your food preferences and aversions, allergies and/or special diets through a detailed food questionnaire.

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PARTIES - Entertaining Made Easy

Be a guest at your own party! Choose your place or experience "The Chef's Kitchen" Truly Gourmet provides in-home food preparation for parties ranging from plated dinners to buffets to finger foods and appetizers.

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Choose your place or experience "The Chef's Kitchen." We offer hands-on or demonstration classes for individuals or small groups tailored to your personal preferences. Use your imagination and our skills to design your own personal culinary experience.

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Pricing - Weekly Meals & Events

3 Gourmet Entrées w Sides - Basic Service

$265 + the cost of groceries Serves a family of 4 for approximately 3 days

4 Gourmet Entrées w Sides - Standard Service

$315 + the cost of groceries Serves a family of 4 for approximately 4 days

5 Gourmet Entrées w Sides - Premium Service

$365 + the cost of groceries Serves a family of 4 for approximately 5 days

Customize Your Own

Want a little more, or mayby you need a little less... Let's discuss you're needs and customize a meal plan that works for you! **Delivery may be available** Please inquire if interested

Private Events - Cooking Classes - Team Building

2 people: An intimate dinner from $120 per person 3 to 5 people: Small gatherings to impress from $99 per person 6 to 8 people: Let's Celebrate! from $89 per person 9 to 12 people: Larger groups made easy from $79 per person Pricing varies depending on the menu. Please contact us to discuss options and preferences based on your group.

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Sample Menus

Comfort Food Classics

Juicy Roast Chicken with Fresh Herbs and Root Vegetables Pork Tenferloin with Bacon Onion Jam Ground Beef or Turkey Chili with diced Avocado, Sour Cream and Cheddar Cheese Perfect Pot Roast with Carrots and Potatoes Clasic Macaroni & Cheese topped with Buttered Breadcrumbs Chicken Pot Pie with Shredded Chicken in Béchamel, Fresh Vegetables, and Biscut Crumb Topping Clasic Meatloaf or Turkey Meatloaf topped with Barbecue Glaze Shrimp Burgers with Brioche Buns, Lettuce, Tomato, Pickels and Old Bay Mayo Chicken and Sausage Gumbo Philly Cheese Steak Sandwiches Three Cheese Stuffed Jumbo Shells with Tomato Sauce

Italian Classics

Classic Three Cheese Lasagna with Meaty Tomato Sauce Baked Ziti Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Gooey Mozzarella Cheese Chicken Fettucini Alfredo Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms and Sweet Marsala Wine Sauce Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan Osso Buco Veal Shanks Braised in an Incredbly Rich Sauce Chicken Saltimbocca: Prosciutto Wraped Chicken Topped with Crispy Sage Lemon Chicken Piccata: Thin Chicken Breasts in a Fresh Lemon Caper Sauce Chicken Parmesan in Tomato Sauce, topped with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil Beef Braised in Borolo with Panchetta and Fresh Herbs Shrimp Scampi in a Light Garlic-Lemon Sauce


Pad Thai Noodles with Tofu, Chicken or Prawns Thai Coconut Chicken Soup (Tom Kha Gai) Thai Green Curry Vegetables Thai-style vermicelli noodle (Authentic Pad Mee) Thai Turkey Meatballs Thai Sweet Potato Soup Pan-seared Thai Red Curry Chicken

Flair of the French

Classic French Onion Soup Coq au Vin Fish Meuniere with Browned Butter and Lemon Steak Diane Chicken Provencal Cassoulet with Pork and Kielbasa Summer Vegetable Gratin Beef Burgundy Potato Galette Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic


Chicken Enchiladas Beef Barbacoa Baja Cod Fish Tacos Chicken Chimichanga Fajitas Steak, Chicken or Shrimp Mexican Stuffed Peppers Carne Asada Shredded Pork Carnitas Crispy Beef, Bean & Cheese Buritos Chicken Black Bean & Sweet Pepper Quesadillas


Asparagus Soup Black Bean Soup Broccoli Cheese Soup Butternut Squash Soup Cauliflower Soup Chicken Noodle Chicken & Dumpling Soup Chicken Pot Pie Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup Cream of Mushroom Soup Lentil Soup Potato Leek Split Pea Soup Taco Soup Tomato Soup Tortellini Soup Vegetable Soup


  • Personal Chef Services: to comply with the U.S. Health Department regulations, and to carry industry specific insurance, Chef Janice is required to cook in your home.

The duration will vary depending on the package you select and the complexity of your menu.  Typically, Chef Janice will be in your home preparing your meals anywhere from 2 to 6 hours.
No special equipment needed.  During your FREE in-home consultation, Chef Janice will discuss which equipment and storage containers you would be willing to allow her to use. Otherwise, Chef Janice will bring everything she needs.
Absolutely!  Chef Janice is willing to shop for you on a specific budget, at specific stores or at a variety of stores/farmers markets if that's what you desire.  For a 4 day meal package, shopping primarily at a normal grocery store, groceries should average around $80-$100 per week.

*Chef Janice will discuss all of the options with you during your FREE in-home consultation.

Chef Janice will email your invoice within 24 hours of your cook date, detailing the service fee and grocery expenses.  Payment can be made with Zelle, Venmo or Pay Pal, before confirming the next weeks menus, 48 hours prior to your next cook date.
No contract is required.  When we first agree to work together, Chef Janice will place you on her regular schedule of clients.  That being said, Chef Janice understands that life happens and situations can change.  All she asks is that as a courtesy, you provide at least 2 weeks notice if you choose to cancel your services.
That is completely up to you.  During the in-home visit, you and Chef Janice will discuss how she should enter your home if you are away.

Cooking Class Menus

Main Menu

Recipe Features

Chimichurri Sauce

Versaitle and SO SO FLAVORFUL!!! Fresh herbs with olive oil and red vinegar make a fantastic marinade or sauce for any kind of meat or vegetable. Seriously, I put this stuff on everything... for real!

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Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls

These Lemon Turmeric Energy Balls are amazing! They are loaded with flavor and SUPERFOODS - healing spice turmeric, lemon and nutritious chia seeds. These immune boosting, sugar-free power balls are a perfect healthy snack.

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Private Events

Hire a Truly Gourmet Chef for any special occasion!

  • Category: Events
  • Duration: 04:00 Hours
  • Address: Your Location (Map)


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  • Centennial, CO, USA
  • Servicing Denver Metro & South Denver Areas.