Mary is courteous, friendly, and of course... an incredible cook. We have thought about doing the personal chef thing for about a year. We finally decided to give it a try. And we're really happy with our choice to do it, and very very happy with our choice of Chef as well. The one thing I will say is that most people think about a personal chef and they think they can't afford it. We have Mary come once a month for $300 and that feeds 4 of us for a whole week and even longer sometimes. We have saved so much time in our daily lives that I can actually work longer hours and spend less time worrying about what's for dinner. So for us, we save money. If you're considering a personal Chef, check out Mary. She is really great.