My cooking skills are not advanced. Is this offering suitable for me?
Absolutely! While the flavours are complex, the prep tasks are not. If you can chop, stir and follow a recipe, you’re good! Need more support? Feel free to join our live virtual prep kitchen session where I can answer questions and guide you through any prep steps in real time.
What if I (or people in my household) have food allergies or sensitivities?
Working with (instead of around) food allergies and sensitivities is a Nurture value I hold dear. I like to reframe any restrictions as creative restrictions – this is part of the fun!
How much are the groceries, exactly?
While this number will fluctuate slightly depending on your unique menu design, what you already have in your pantry and which store(s) you get the ingredients from, my aim is to keep your costs as low as possible. Unless you wish to splurge on organic or specialty items, or can only shop at a super expensive grocery store, your grocery bill is going to be around the same or less than your ticket price. Best part? Your groceries, custom menu and live workshop are still less than a typical prix fixe for two on the 14th!
I can’t make the live virtual prep kitchen session. Do you offer another form of support if I have a question?
Indeed! My email inbox or Instagram DMs @nurtureretreats are always open. I’m happy to answer any questions there via text or voice memo, outside of the hours where we’ll be live, leading up to the 14th.
Will I need any specialized cooking equipment?
As long as you have something that blends (blender, food processor, immersion blender, NutriBullet, etc.) and a safely sharp kitchen knife, you’re all set.
Is there a deadline for the questionnaire answers?
As the custom elements of your menu take significant time to research and design, I would sincerely appreciate you filling out your questionnaire as soon as possible! If you do not submit your questionnaire by Wednesday, February 8th, I cannot guarantee that your menu will be completed on time for our virtual prep session.
When will I receive the “My Nurture Valentine” custom PDF?
Your custom PDF will be emailed to you as soon as it’s ready, or by end of day on Friday, February 10th.
I already have Valentine’s Day plans. Can I book this type of meal as a gift for after Valentine’s Day?
While I may do more “same base menu, different story” offerings for future holidays or special occasions, there are only so many (6) spots for our Valentine’s Day offering. Here’s a few alternatives:
First off, have you scrolled down to see that you can cook MY Nurture Valentine menu, based on my own relationship with my love, Josh, anytime? Choose from three accessible tiered pricing options to suit your budget and get the recipes, ingredients list and table setting prompts. You can view the full menu in advance below.
I also have an evergreen option that’s even more specialized and high touch as the entire menu is designed from scratch with you in mind, with me virtually by your side throughout. It’s called “Cook Your Own Nurture Story” – a fully customized multi-course menu for up to 12 people, telling any story personal to you, with full live text support as you prepare it. Perfect for milestone birthdays, graduations, retirements, honouring beginnings and endings and other rites of passage that merit marking. Want me to cook it for you? That’s possible too.