Certified Natural Chef, BS
I’ve been thinking about the idea of community and tribes lately. As I look around my neighborhood and my town, I’ve noticed how each person has a unique contribution that builds strength from the ground up. These actions, along with family life, take time and can cut into the ability to nourish yourself and your family. My service to my community is to fill this gap and help you eat in the most nutritious way.
My culinary training, through Bauman College, was unique and cutting edge in its focus on alternative ingredients and therapeutic cooking. I graduated with a keen understanding of how important diet can be in enhancing well-being and easing particular health conditions. Focusing on seasonal, organic, unrefined and local foods, I try to optimize the nutrition in every ingredient I use when preparing meals for my customers. For the past ten years, I have been on a quest to find the best tasting ingredients and merely enhance their flavors. Throughout my career as a chef, I have worked hard to continue my education and stay up-to-date on the latest wellness science.
Working with a Certified Natural Chef is a very customized experience. During our consultation, we will discuss your goals and expectations, and I will incorporate this into the meal I cook for you and your family. I am currently focusing on private chef events. I look forward to learning more about your event, your dietary goals and welcoming you into a new tribe of community members who are working together to support optimal well being and enjoyment.
"I recently had the pleasure of working with Heather on a project. She developed and tested a number of recipes for me, often under high-stress circumstances and tight deadlines, and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome. Her recipes were creative, fresh, original and yet still timeless. She's a true professional, and an absolute delight to work with!"
-Lisa Turner, Food Writer, Nutritional Consultant and Developer of The Healthy Gourmet Inspired Eats
"Chef Heather has prepared special dishes for my family and friends on several occasions. She is confident and relaxed in the kitchen. She easily takes simple, natural ingredients and creates very in-depth, flavorful dishes. Heather shares her understanding of ingredients and makes it relevant to our health. She has enlightened me and my idea of cooking to a whole new level. I find myself asking questions beyond what the recipe requires: where did this ingredient come from, how will it effect my body, what is the process of creating this ingredient, how does this product effect the environment, can I use a more healthy option. She is a fabulous chef and an inspiration to us all."
"I'm in a book club and thought it would be a nice treat to have a healthy meal prepared for us. Heather provided me with a menu with a variety of options to choose from. It was difficult to choose because everything sounded so scrumptious! She came to my house and prepared the food fresh. All my guests really enjoyed the meal from start to finish and appreciated all the knowledge Heather provided about nutrition and preparation of the food we were eating. She's been given a true gift and I recommend her services to anyone who would like to explore healthy foods and tasteful recipes."
"Heather is wonderful! This was our first time hiring a personal chef and we couldn't be happier. We contacted Heather because we wanted healthy ideas for my mother who has stage 4 lung cancer. Heather knew right away the type of diet we were looking for and is very knowledgeable about inflammatory causing foods. Heather understands the importance of organic, non-toxic foods and has creative ideas to make simple dishes come to life without a lot of ingredients. Heather is also truly cares about the family. I would recommend her to anyone!"