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By Megan McCluskey
September 16, 2015

Who doesn’t love a home-cooked meal courtesy of grandma?

Lou Papé, a new French food service, is renting out retirees with professional culinary experience as personal chefs. The service connects senior citizen chefs with people home-cooked food.

The company’s website provides a short bio of each skilled senior along with a specialized menu of what he or she will serve customers if selected. The chosen chef then comes to your home, prepares a meal for you and your guests and cleans up afterwards.

Prices are between 12 and 42 euros per person for meals that range from four-course feasts to an array of desserts, Food & Wine reports.

The service was founded by Alizé Delbes, who came up with the idea after moving away from her family to live in Paris. Delbes felt nostalgic for her grandmother’s cooking, which inspired her to create an alternative.

For the chefs, Lou Papé is more than just a job. In an interview with Munchies, chef Béatrice explained that she focuses on the teaching aspect of the service.

“No, that’s what I like, passing on knowledge and giving lots of advice,” she said. “It’s true that my philosophy is more about setting up a workshop for the client, rather than just making food for people. It would be a shame not to share this moment.”

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Write to Megan McCluskey at megan.mccluskey@timeinc.com.

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