Why Bistro at Home ?

Wouldn't it be wonderful to have your very own personal chef? with only a fraction of the cost?
Bistro-at-Home offers an upscale private chef service in the Lake Hickory Area. Our cuisine features Seasonal & Monthly menus that showcase scratch cooking and the use of local seasonal ingredients.

Let Bistro-at-Home take care of all of the details from menu planning and purchasing all the
ingredients to preparing the meals and delivering directly to your door! Bistro-at-Home Professional Chef Service offers the indulgence of dining out at some of NC's best restaurants and brings it to the comfort of your home .

Gift Certificates

Michelle Ruterford-Smith has relocated to the Hickory Area! With over 30 years experience in Catering, Restaurants, Personal Chef, and Bistro Industry she has won many Awards, Medals, and Competitions that sets her apart from many Chef's in her field.

Michelle & her Husband & Sous Chef Scott Smith relocated Carolina Gourmet Catering, Wine & Dine, and Bistro 2 Go to a new home. Bistro 2 Go, Bistro at Home, & Carolina Gourmet are licensed & Insured and has been winning awards and 5 star reviews since 2000.


Degree in Culinary Science from International Culinary Institute
ServSafe and Allergen Certified
Bistro-at-Home, Bistro 2 Go, Wine & Design, & Carolina Gourmet Catering are fully Licensed and Insured

Bistro at Home

 Convenience, Healthy, Mouth Watering Meals without the mess or ever having to
leave your home. Who has time with kids after school activities, sports, work, family obligations. Bistro at
Home uses only Quality, All natural, Grass Fed, Organic, & Wild caught ingredients.

Meet the Chef!

Bistro at Home Personal Chef Services


Our Personal Chef prepared meals save you time and provide you with healthy, homemade dinners. Chef Michelle  buys the ingredients, cooks the meals, stores them in your fridge with reheating instructions and leaves you with the satisfaction that you are feeding your family Healthy, Delicious Meals. Simply eating healthier meals has helped some of our clients lose weight as an added benefit.  You no longer have the guilt of the fast food frenzy or ordering Chinese and Pizza on those busy nights.

Executive Chef Michelle Rutherford-Smith


Chef/Owner, Bistro at Home, Bistro 2 Go, Wine & Design, and Carolina Gourmet Catering

Whether you are planning a romantic dinner for two, a dinner party to celebrate a special birthday or anniversary, a Family gathering, Holiday Celebration,  or brunch to celebrate a bridal or baby shower, Our Executive Chef Michelle Rutherford-Smith & Team will create a custom fine dining menu for your event.  Need a larger event?  Our sister company Carolina Gourmet Catering & Southern Tradition Events cater Special Events and Corporate events up to 1,000 guests.

Bistro-at-Home & Bistro 2 Go Personal Chef Services make a unique and thoughtful gift for birthdays, anniversaries, newlyweds and new parents. Gift Certificates are available for any amount and can be used towards all Bistro-at-Home services including Cooking Classes, Prepared Meals, Dinner Parties & More!