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Madeline's Table
Fresh, Delicious, Beautiful Food - Prepared Just for You

Princeton and Central New Jersey

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I started using the services of personal chef Kathy Rana several months ago and wish that I had thought of this a few years ago! As a working mother, it's comforting to know that there are cooked meals at home for family members to heat up. But even when the kids leave for college in the fall, I'm going to continue treating myself to Kathy's services. The quality of her food and variety of the selection are outstanding and the presentation of the finished product and menu is very attractive."

Lawrenceville, NJ

Who needs a Personal Chef?

  • Busy couples and families who need to break the take-out habit
  • Folks who's lives get crazy every once in a while with sports or clubs or community organizations, and know that pizza is not the answer
  • New moms and dads wanting to eat healthy but needing to focus on the newest member of the family
  • Retired couples who love great food but don't want the fat, sodium, and calories of restaurant meals
  • Patients recovering from procedures
  • People on special diets who need an extra hand to stick to them
  • Anyone who has come home and wondered "what's for dinner?" and been dissapointed that the answer wasn't ready for them in the fridge

A Unique, Healthy Eating Alternative

Your schedule doesn’t leave room for a lot of extras. In fact, how are you supposed to find time just to prepare a delicious, well-balanced dinner? Or even to buy groceries? That’s why at Madeline's Table we offer:

  • Customized Healthy, Delicious Menus
  • The Freshest Vegetables, Herbs, Fish, and Top Quality Meats
  • Complete Grocery Shopping

Now imagine coming home from a busy day. Within a few minutes you’ve filled your home with heavenly aromas and added the finishing touches to a wonderful dinner. Sit down and enjoy!

Chef Express - A Personal Chef Service for the 21st Century

To most conveniently meet the needs of our clients, Madeline's Table has partnered with the Clarksville Cafe to provide a flexible personal chef service that allows you to select meals online and pick them up at your convenience.

Healthier than Take-out - Chef Express meals are prepared with fresh vegetables and herbs; boneless, skinless chicken breast and lean meats. We only cook with olive and canola oils, and use naturally low-fat cooking techniques such as roasting, grilling, and braising. Because we use high quality ingredients and don't take shortcuts we are able to create flavorful food without adding salt or fat like some fast food places.

Faster than Delivery - Call for Chinese or Pizza and you may have to wait up to an hour for dinner. With Chef Express meals, dinner is in the fridge or freezer and ready for you to heat up in a matter of minutes. And you don't have to pay a tip!

Cheaper than Eating Out - Subscribe to our Chef Express service and you can enjoy a gourmet entree, with side dishes, for as little as $9.95.

Chef Prepared Meals - Chef Express meals are prepared by Chef Kathy. Classically trained, Chef Kathy uses proven cooking techniques to make sure that the meats are juicy and tender, the vegetables are flavorful, and the mashed potatoes are never lumpy.

Meal Examples

  • Chicken Cacciatore - Boneless Chicken breasts browned and then baked in a spicy Italian red sauce with bell peppers, mushrooms, and artichoke hearts until tender and delicious. Side Dish - Penne Pasta
  • Teriyaki Glazed Tuna Steaks - Seared Tuna Steaks are based with out Teriyaki glaze made with soy sauce, rice vine venegar, garlic, ginger and a bit of honey for sweetness. Side Dish - Perfect Brown Rice
  • 4-Cheese Macaroni and Cheese - Fontina, Mozzarella, Swiss,and Parmesan cheeses become a rich cheesy sauce surrounding penne pasta. Topped with crispy Panko breadcrumbs. This is not from the blue box. Side Dishes - Cumin Scented Carrots, Grilled Asparagus
  • Ale Braised Pot Roast - Meltingly teander sliced pot roasted served with seasoned beef gravy. Side Dish - Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

How Chef Express Works

  • Our online menu is updated every Sunday, and you will receive an email letting you know that you can place your order for the coming week.
  • Each week we offer a new menu of American favorites like Beef Stew, Italian Pasta, Thai and Indian dishes, and flavors from the Mediterranean. We use the best recipes from around the world to provide you unparalleled variety that you will not find available anywhere else.
  • You have until Wednesday to select 1 to 5 meals. We provide a large selection of menu items including:
    • 3 different Beef and Pork selections
    • 3 different Chicken dishes
    • 3 Seafood dishes
    • 4 Pasta and Vegetarian options
  • Side dishes are included with the entrees. You can swap side dishes or order extras.
  • You can order lunch-sized portions for $7.95. Add on 2 healthy snacks to go with your lunch and the entire package somes to only $11.95.
  • Meals are prepared at the Clarksville Cafe, so you don't have a chef in your kitchen for 5 hours!
  • Meals are fully cooked and packaged in microwaveable, disposable containers. We also provide a service for using Pyrex containers.
  • Each package is labelled with heating instructions to take the guess work out of getting dinner on the table.
  • Meals are packaged family style, with side dishes packaged separately so you can mix and match your dinner based on what you feel like eating that evening.
  • Your Chef Express meals are available for you to pick up on Saturday afternoon. We also provide delivery for a small fee.
  • Flexibility in ordering. Place your order every week, once a month, or whenever you know that you could use the convenience thatChef Express provides you and your family.

Customized Menus for Special Diets

If you need to follow a doctor prescibed meal plan we have the ability to prepare gourmet meals to those specifications. No salt, no fat, low glycemic, and organic meals are not a problem for Madeline's Table.

For clients with special dietary needs, the chef will meet with you to conduct an interview and complete a detailed questionnaire. We use the results of the interview and the questionnaire to develop your menus. Each menu lists entrees and some side dishes and is presented to you for your approval prior to your scheduled cooking day.

Your meals are prepared separately to assure that the food is customized to your special diet. Adjusted pricing applies.

Gift Certificates

Want to give the gift of time and healthful eating to friends and family? Looking for a unique gift in the perfect size and color?

Call us at 908-421-6434 to order your Chef Express Gift Certificate and we will take care of the rest.

  • A Chef Express Gift Certificate is mailed to the recipient.
  • Ordering instructions are also included.
  • Delivery for each week of meals ordered is included when 15 miles or less from Hamilton, NJ.
  • Meal packages from 1 week for 1 person to 2 weeks for a family of 4.