Why Choose Me?
Uhhhh, cause I am awesome and I wear hoop earrings even when I fish!
No but really, I am a little different than other personal Chefs in that I do not have set menu's or prices for any of my services. I believe in eating as local and seasonal as possible, so how could I possibly make a pre set menu when I do not even know what is ready at the farmer's market or what my local grocery store has to offer.
I take the time to visit the farms that I buy my produce and meat from and work on building relationships with the farmers. I only buy organic and grass fed/grass finished meats where I have visited the farms myself to ensure quality and be sure that the animals are treated humanely.
Each client is unique and special and they are given my full attention when figuring out their needs. I take the time to observe their lifestyles and how I can make their lives a little simpler by nourishing them with my whole food creations.
Catering Your Next Event
There is nothing better than walking into a kitchen and smelling delicious whole foods cooking. Actually, what is even better is that you do not have to cook it yourself or clean up.
Let me relieve your stress or just give you more time to do the things you would like to do and allow me to cook your next party, family gathering or business dinner.
I can do anything from 3-5 course fine dinning events, buffet dinners and cocktail parties. I can also come to your home on a weekly, biweekly or monthly basis and cook you fresh whole foods meals for the week or fill your freezer with delicious whole foods.
Personal Chef Services
As a Holistic Nutritionist I have the advantage of being able to prepare nutrient dense, whole food meals for specific health conditions.
If you are going through chemotherapy or you suffer from inflammatory conditions such as arthritis or have digestive issues such as celiac; I can prepare weekly or biweekly meals that encourage healing and help bring the body back to balance.
Many people want their families to eat a balanced diet but they do not have time, that is why I am here as well. Imagine you and your family coming home to a fridge filled with fresh whole food meals for the week? Awesome right?
You can also hire me and take me on your next vacation, many clients hire me to cook their food while on vacation to have more time with their families, to cater to a specific allergy that they may have and to eat healthier. It's actually quite cost effective!
Farm To Fork Cooking Classes
What is better than eating something homemade? Uh, nothing! Learning how to cook with delicious whole foods and making it part of your lifestyle can be very empowering and satisfying. It can be a one on one session, a girls or guys night out, couples class or a gift to someone you know who wants to learn more about cooking.
I can teach you how to cook authentic Mexican to classic French to cuisine dishes. All you and your guests need to do is sit back, have a glass of wine and watch, smell, learn and then taste.
My classes tend to be filled with knowledge on nutrition, cooking techniques and what kitchen tools are necessary for success. I am currently creating Featured Farm Cooking classes that showcase local farmers from around Vancouver island.
Pantry Clean Up/Detox The Shit!
How long have you been saying you are going to clean that pantry of your's but never get around to it?
The more I choose to cook with whole foods the smaller my pantry has gotten and that makes life simple. Once you remove the clutter (processed foods) from your kitchen it all of a sudden feels cleaner, simpler and balanced. The problem is that most people do not know what to fill it up with after you have removed all of the clutter.
Allow me to come and detox your pantry and leave it feeling organized and efficient. I will fill your pantry with the necessary dried goods that every home cook should have on hand when cooking with whole foods. I will go through the new and improved ingredients that I purchased with you and I can also educate you on how to read a label so that in the future you have the knowledge to make wiser choices.
Whole Food Speaker
Businesses these days are wanting to take care of their staff with a more preventative approach rather than just giving them extended medical services. The bottom line is this, if you do not have a team that is healthy in their minds and bodies then you are not getting the best work out of your team. The best way to motivate and encourage people to lead a healthy lifestyle is to educate them on the why's and the how's. Allow me to come into your space and educate you and your team on how including more whole foods in your diet can increase energy, remove the brain fog and actually motivate you to come up with new ideas or just have a happier mind at work.
The most successful businesses have a team that are balanced in their personal life and work life and that encourage their staff to take time for themselves and be healthy. Allow me to show them how they can achieve that balance and regain vitality!
Contact me for availability and pricing or any questions you may have.