Our custom catering services are centered around your needs and requests. We offer you a full range of catering options from a small appetizer party to complete meal planning and serving. Want to feel like a kitchen master without the mess? We can deliver your food to you and you can serve it on your own dishes. Want to enjoy your party and your guests? We can provide staff to serve and clean up. Need something in between, well that's why we call it custom. We create what you need.
Our personal chef service offers the professional service of in home meal preparation, where a client's individual tastes drive the creation of their customized menu. Our personal chef service is a cost effective way to have an intimate dinner party or the weekly family dinner. The service includes the purchase of food, preparation and clean up, saving you valuable time and energy.
Gourmet Express was started in 2004 offering primarily personal chef services. In 2006 we moved our location in Valparaiso and began offering catering services and wedding cakes. In 2007 we expanded our catering operations to offer contract meals for inpatient facilities.
A message from Chef Carol about beginning Gourmet Express:
Opening Gourmet Express has been something I had been dreaming about for the past 30 years. I started my training in Washington state in 1975. Choosing to become a personal chef was a natural career move for me. I've been cooking for years and each week as I meal plan for my family, the memories come back of my time when I was young. I realized that cooking each day was what would make me happy! As a busy family of four, I enjoy our time as a family together at the table, reflecting on the events of the day. Too many people today don't stop to enjoy the quality time spent around the table. They don't realize that this might be the only time the family stops to connect on the day's events. I hope that my love of food and my culinary skills will help your family reconnect over the dinner table.
I look forward to cooking for your family!
Chef Carol is originally from the Bay Area in California, she then moved to Washington before settling in Indiana in 1999. Carol started Gourmet Express in 2004 and became incorporated in 2010.
Pam has been with Gourmet Express for 3 years and is a life-long Northwest Indiana resident.
Amanda is a graduate of Hyles-Anderson College and has been with Gourmet Express for over a year.