Sazon– Now You Can Have A Personal Chef!

August 20 2010 - 6:35 AM

Sazon Chef Ursula Adduci (who has cooked for President Obama) founded Sazon
focusing on bringing restaurant quality to catering. You can see from her menu online that she's succeeding. Her chicken and morels in a cognac cream sauce was irresponsibly good. Her pea soup also tasted dairy-rich though it had none. It's not like any catered food that I've had. Sazon is now offering a very limited home meal service for foodies who are looking for quality, flavor and responsible portions without the work.

This extension to home meals seems like a
great way to almost get the
benefits of a personal chef for less than you probably spend on food
already. It's also not a conventional meal plan in that she's only doing this for 25 customers. The good news is that she's letting Chicago Foodies readers have first crack at it.

It's a great new way for healthy, delicious eating.  I have witnessed Seattle Sutton first-hand and while it's geared towards weight-loss it's not too appetizing. Stacy wrote a post about it a while back. In a nut shell you get pre-made food that is fresh and at a certain calorie count to help you stay on the dietary straight and narrow. That is the primary goal of the program. I didn't find the dishes all too inspired and while some were good, some were not.

Sazon is obviously not  Seattle Sutton. The plan is different. Where Sutton is an every meal solution, Sazon is for those weekdays when you're too busy to cook. It's delivered twice a week (delivery is $10/trip) and with meals like beef churrasco and chimichurri or salmon and fennel salad, your options are meals that you might actually make yourself if you only had the time.

They are also limited to either 1200 or 2000 calories a day so they help you realize some level of discipline. The bottom line would be that they are meals that are exciting to read about, and eat. Where weekends become a forced march through a Seattle Sutton regiment, Sazon leaves that time to you. Enjoy company, go out for a meal, cook something! It's a meal plan that doesn't put the kibosh on your socializing.

There are only 25 spaces to begin with so as the saying goes, you better act fast.

$98* for 2000 calories/day $80*
1200 calories/day


and Avocado Salad

Salmon and Fennel Salad

Tenderloin with Rosemary-Thyme Crust

Mushroom Fritata

Asian Chicken and Peanut


Tandoori Chicken

Halibut with Citrus Relish

Churrasco with Chimichurri

Roasted Salmon

Arroz con Pollo

*Price for first week of a two weeks minimum commitment. For more menu options visit our Food section at

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