Bills Great Meal Personal Chef Service in Long Island – Offering healthy cooking for your dinner parties, birthday parties, holiday meals, low fat meals, kosher meals and provide cooking lessons, gift certificates, healthy meals, special dietary needs at your own home kitchen in Suffolk & Nassau County, the Hamptons, Easthampton, Southampton, Sag Harbor, Watermill, Westhampton, Cold Spring Harbor, Northport, Centerport and Mutton town.


Chef Bill McCabe
Personal Chef


Proud Member of American
Personal Chef Association


Experience the fun of cooking lessons

April 13th, 2012 by Chef Bill

Discover the art of culinary perfection with a private cooking lesson in the comfort of your kitchen.

Learn how to cook up a storm in the company of family friends and have lots of fun while doing it.
Watch in awe as Bill McCabe ‘Executive Chef’ creates delicious dishes, talking you through every step before you roll up your sleeves and put your knowledge into practice.

You will be taken through each stage, from meal preparation to cooking tips, and have the chance to ask all those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. After all the cooking is done, you get to enjoy the delicious fruits of your hard work.

High Lights
Cooking lesson held in the comfort of your home.

Enjoy restaurant quality food prepared in your kitchen

Everything is planned and organized in advance by Chef Bill

Nothing to do and no mess to clear away

Prior to your cooking lesson:
You will meet with Chef Bill at least 10 days prior to your lesson to discuss your interests and requirements. At this time, you will also have the opportunity to discuss any special dietary requirements.

Below is a sample menu:

Shrimp Scampi Firemen Style
Shrimp lightly simmered in a broth made of butter, lot’s of GARLIC stock, lemon juice, parsley Salt n Pepper.
Served with “Thick Crusted Bread” for Dipping!

Sweet & Savory Stuffed Veal Rolls with a Mustard Pan Sauce
Scaloppini cutlets of veal stuffed with prosciutto Di Parma, olives, raisins, parsley, lemon, Parmigianino and mozzarella. Served in a sauce made of garlic, onion, fresh thyme, tomato paste, Dijon and stock.

Baked Risotto with Peas, Spinach & Parmesan
Onion, Arborio rice, spinach fat free less- sodium broth, nutmeg, parmesan and peas simmered and baked.

Broccoli with Red Pepper Flakes and Toasted Garlic

Apple – Berry Crisp
Served with Ben & Jerry’s

Contact Chef Bill today!

Chicken Soup for Children

January 12th, 2012 by Chef Bill

Below is a a chicken soup recipe that I make for my 12 year old daughter. Like most parents it is a challenge to prepare meals that my daughter likes and does not complain about. As an added bonus my wife enjoy’s the soup also!

Ingredients
2 each, 1 quart boxes organic chicken stock (Imagine brand is good)
2 each, 8 ounce organic skinless, boneless chicken breast
5 carrots, peeled and chopped into small pieces
3 celery stocks, chopped into small pieces
1/2 onion, chopped, ¼” dice
3 cloves garlic, peeled but left whole
1 large handful of parsley, tied with kitchen string
1 cup of any or any combo of the following frozen peas, fresh or frozen corn, fresh or frozen broccoli chopped into bite-size pieces, zucchini chopped finely, or any other veggies you have on-hand that your kids might like.
1 cup of cooked macaroni elbow pasta (optional).
Salt and pepper, to taste.
Time: 30 minutes, from start to finish

In a large saucepan, add chicken stock, chicken breast, carrots, celery, onion, garlic and parsley. Bring to a boil and simmer until chicken is fully poached, about 20 minutes.

Remove chicken breast with a slotted spoon and place on a cutting board. Remove parsley and discard. Chop chicken into very small pieces and return to pot with vegetables. Simmer everything until veggies are cooked through. Add cooked macaroni elbows, salt and pepper to taste.

Happy Eating! Chef Bill

Candied Sweet Potatoes – Highlight of the Thanksgiving Meal

December 1st, 2011 by Chef Bill

I prepared this dish for one of my clients on Thanksgiving day. He commented to me after dinner was completed, that the candied sweet potatoes was the “Bell of the Ball”!

Below is the recipe that I used with a couple of Culinary Tweaks of my own. Enjoy!

Candied Sweet Potatoes:
Ingredients:
5 pounds of unpeeled sweet potatoes
1.25 cups of unsalted butter
1.25 cups of light brown sugar

6 cups miniature marshmallows
Ground cinnamon to taste
Ground nutmeg to taste

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a 9” x13” baking dish with Pam.
2) Fill a medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Add the potatoes. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are slightly under done – fork tender. Drain cool and peel.
3) Combine unsalted butter, brown sugar, 3 cups of marshmallows, nutmeg and cinnamon in stock pot. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until butter, sugar and marshmallows are melted and blended together like syrup.
4) Stir potatoes into marshmallow syrup. While stirring mash half the potatoes and break the others into bite size pieces. Pour into prepared baking dish.
5) Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover top evenly with remaining marshmallows. Then place back in oven and bake until marshmallows are golden brown.

Happy Eating!

Apple Pie

January 26th, 2011 by Chef Bill

This recipe is a personal favorite that I have made for years. I hope you enjoy it!

6 or 7 green tart apples, peeled (preferably Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup currants
1 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon butter, melted & cooled
1 9 inch deep dish pie shell

Topping
1/3 cup butter, room temperature
2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons strained fresh lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and slice enough apples 1/4-inch thick to make 6 cups. Toss in large bowl with lemon juice. Add sugars, currants, flour, spices and butter. Toss lightly to distribute evenly. Pile evenly into shell.
For topping: Dice butter into small cubes. Toss and mix in flour until mixture is crumbly. Gently mix in sugars and spices. Mound lightly over apples, covering top completely. Bake 60 minutes or until golden brown and bubbling. Remove pie from oven and allow it to cool.

For Glaze: Combine ingredients and mix until smooth. Drizzle over warm pie.
Cool completely before serving.

Serves 8.
Happy Baking!