8. Leave the Cooking to the Pros
“My cuisine is very client-driven,” says Stephanie Heller, owner of RIPE Personal Chef Services, a Scottsdale-based company specializing in organic gourmet cuisine. “If a client wants Indian food, I will do that but it will have the elements of being whole and organic with the best products you can find.”
Heller, a graduate of the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, earned her chef stripes working at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess’s Bourbon Steak. “Some people will book a specific day each week, and I’ll come in and make 20 meals for the next week,” Heller says of the menu of convenient culinary options she offers. “For others, I will go to their house two or three days a week and I’ll make meals throughout the day.”
Her style of cooking has caught the taste buds of several Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks players as well as CEOs of prestigious Arizona-based companies. 602.400.3080,
9. Don’t Do the Heavy Lifting
Golf is a great way to de-stress and yet carrying a golf bag for 18 holes can strain many parts of the body. Leave it to a caddie to do the heavy lifting. Caddie Connection is a caddie management company that brokers caddies out to private clubs, high-end daily fee courses and charity events.
Founded by Bobby DiMeo, Caddie Connection has a pool of more than 700 caddies and can fill requests nationwide. “Golfers can log on to our online portal, book a caddie and the caddie will arrive on time and ready to work,” says DiMeo, who knows the caddie perspective from his days caddying for the Hooters Tour.
Many celebrities have used Caddie Connection including Rush Limbaugh, Marcus Allen, Drew Brees, Josh Duhamel and numerous professional athletes. 760.494.3607, www.caddieconnection.com.
10. Set a Date
Busy professionals know that a personal life gets put on the back burner when your career is skyrocketing. Enter Kelleher International, a matchmaking company that provides services much like an executive search firm. “We match our clients with compatible, like-minded individuals who are looking for a committed monogamous relationship,” says Jean Adams, managing partner at the firm.
Through one-on-one meetings, Kelleher’s matchmakers personally convene with clients and work from their criteria. “The majority of the people who contact us are educated, attractive, selective, successful professionals,” Adams says. “We’re picky and selective because our clients are picky and selective.” 800.401.6282, www.kelleher-international.com.