First I would want to do a starter portion of the work to get comfortable with my contractor and feel a good trust, and prompt efficiency. And then I would go forward with the full plan. There will be 2 site jobs in this todo list - very similar process.
If I am comfortable with your price and impressed with your ability to make transfer pages look great as well as doing the wordpress install and later move to root, we could have a much longer term partnership!
1. Wordpress install in /wp subfolder & THE KNOWLEDGE of how to later do a Wordpress Move to Root Folder
2. Install my theme and all my plugins/
3. Have the SKILLSET to transfer page text from OLD site to NEW SITE - and do so in creative, good-looking ways using the different shortcode styles included with the theme, plus using new plugins like the Recipe plugin I've chosen to translate text recipes to the Plugin's format, and Using the theme Staff page and theme FAQ page and theme.