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Services our Chefs Offer.

Full Time Personal Chef Placement

Healthy curated meals for the entire family a daily chef that will come and prepare all your culinary needs. Stocking the pantry, cleaning, and keeping you healthy 24/7.

Weekly or Bi-weekly Meal Prep

Our personal health chefs handle the menu planning, shopping, cooking and clean up, filling your fridge with customized,  health supportive meals cooked in the privacy of your own home or dropped off anywhere in nyc, long island, & northern new jersey. Perfect for busy families and busy schedules. 

Gatherings & Events

Hire a private chef for your next gathering or event customized to your needs, from a birthday dinner for 10 to a cocktail party for 40. Health Chefs are here to help. Tell us the date, guest count, location, and your vision for your gathering; we hand select the perfect private chef to fit your party specifics.

Cooking Classes

Virtual or in person cooking classes from one of our health supportive trained chefs. Cooking classes create energizing and unforgettable conference activities, team-building events, family bonding, and customer appreciation gifts. This includes a variety of cooking experiences, with flexible menu choices. Fun night with friends to switch things, learn how to make the perfect cocktail to pair with your sushi, or wine to pair with your cheese board. Possibilities are endless. 

New Mom & Postnatal

Our Health supportive chefs are here to help new parents & new moms with organic, natural, and clean supportive meals to help with recovery, breastfeeding, sleep, and ease. We take the pressure away from your busy new mom brain, to have time with your newborn and properly recover after birth. 

Weekly or Bi-weekly Meal Prep

Our personal health chefs handle the menu planning, shopping, cooking and clean up, filling your fridge with customized,  health supportive meals cooked in the privacy of your own home or dropped off anywhere in nyc, long island, & northern new jersey. Perfect for busy families and busy schedules. 

Content Creation & Brand Partnerships

Need something tailored to your product? We will develop custom content from recipes, videos, tutorials, meal plans, and teaching engagements curated to your brand.

Gift Cards

Purchase a Health Chefs gift card in any amount and the recipient will be on their way to experiencing our health supportive personal chef service in the way that suits their needs. Either new moms, newlywed cooking classes, weekly meal prep, private dinner, and more. We are here for your unique gift experience.

OUR CHEFS

Hiranth jayasinghe
Hiranth jayasinghe
HIRANTH JAYASINGHE

As graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Healing, one of the most well-known vegetarian cooking schools in NYC, he was also an instructor of the Chef’s Training Program there for 7 years. He worked with renowned chefs, David Burke & Richard Leach of Park Avenue Café in NYC, as well as Erik Tucker, the Executive Chef at Millennium in San Francisco. He has worked as a consultant for multiple establishments in the Tri-State Area, such as Blossom in NYC, one of the top plant-based restaurants in NYC. As a native of Sri Lanka, food is a major part of the culture, as it is with most ethnicities. Being able to show love through food is one of life’s greatest gifts. His overall love and desire to or to create beautiful and delicious food is apparent in his cuisine. The fusion of Asian flavors and traditional American Comfort Food enables him to create dishes that are not only delicious, but esthetically pleasing to the eye and palate. Reinventing these dishes into Vegan Cuisine, is not only a talent, but a true passion.

Anica Anya
Anica Anya
ANICIA ANYA

Chef Anica comes from humble beginnings. With two busy, working parents, Anica was often the one cooking for her family, creating healthy and flavorful dishes that they all loved. For years following college Anica worked as a professional, high-profile nanny, which allowed her to further her love of cooking and hospitality. Soon after Anica was given the opportunity to attend The Institute of Culinary Education and work in some of NYC’s most popular restaurants. In addition, Chef Anica has had the privilege of being mentored by Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Gail Simmoms and Food Network’s Chef Anthony Hoy Fong. Chef Anica also has several nutritional certifications, which she implements in her cooking. Both Chef Anica’s experience and bold, bubbly personality bring a wonderful presence inside and outside of any kitchen.

elizabeth cooper
elizabeth cooper
ELIZABETH COOPER

My name is Chef Lizzy Cooper, and I create food that is vibrant, healthy, and approachable. I learned to love to cook as a little girl by watching both my grandmothers in the kitchen so effortlessly craft their famous recipes, whether it was Grandma Betty’s Creole gumbo and perfect lemon merengue pie, or Grandma Lil’s matzo ball soup and brisket. I now draw inspiration from dishes at my favorite restaurants, beautiful cookbooks, and my travels around the world.

After cooking in several restaurants over the years and shadowing under some wonderful chefs in Los Angeles, in 2017 I founded AvocaToast by Lizzy, LA’s original gourmet avocado toast pop-up and catering operation which I ran as a social enterprise focused on hiring formerly incarcerated alumni of InsideOut Writers, a program within LA’s Central Juvenile Hall through which I taught creative writing to detained youth weekly for six years. As a private chef, I offer custom meal prep, “a la minute” service, cooking lessons, and small scale catering. There are few things I enjoy more than cooking for and feeding others, and doing so with a whole lotta love.

When I am not in the kitchen, you can find me running marathons, practicing and teaching yoga, reading, and hanging with my sweet pup, Lulu.

Tova Sterling
Tova Sterling

Tova Sterling, graduated top of her class from the Culinary Institute of America where she was classically trained in French cuisine. She then went on to be a private chef for international celebrities including Paul McCartney, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
Chef Tova is known for her vibrant plant-based Mediterranean cooking style. Her work includes curating pop-up restaurants for both NYC Fashion week and Soho House. When the pandemic hit, Tova pivoted into virtual tasting events that teach people how to enjoy food.
As a multifaceted chef her skills are not just in making food but also teaching the art of savoring. Her savoring techniques have helped many people rediscover the joy of food and unlearn the long standing fears they have about their own hunger. 

Tina DeJesus
Tina DeJesus
TINA DEJESUS

Chef Tina DeJesus graduated from Le Cordon Bleu where she learned the art of French cuisine. Through continuing education, Tina learned nutrition and plant-based cooking, mastering a healthy lifestyle. With Tina’s professional training in classic French cuisine and her career as a chef in fine dining, she learned to create recipes to suit any lifestyle. She focuses on bringing out the natural flavors of simple seasonal ingredients. 

Since starting Veg Head Chef in 2013, Tina has been cooking for high-end events, teaching healthy living and preparing meals for individuals and families.

Tullia Z. Waterfall
Tullia Z. Waterfall

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, Tullia was introduced to cooking at a very
young age, helping her mom baking. Growing up she often spent time in the kitchen with her father experimenting with recipes found in books and from television.
For Tullia and her family, food meant bringing people together through taste, flavor and color. After graduating from the Natural Grourmet Institute, working in New York restaurants and volunteering at the James Beard Foundation, Tullia decided to become a personal chef in order to have a more collaborative culinary relationship with her clients: creating menus based on dietary and household preferences.
Life can get busy and take out is not always the healthiest choice, but Tullia believes that healthy food doesn’t mean eating the usual boring, tasteless meal but rather having a balanced diet without sacrificing taste.
She also loves baking and experimenting with new techniques.

STEPHANIE WRIGHT
STEPHANIE WRIGHT
STEPHANIE WRIGHT

Stephanie is an Ayurvedic chef, founder of The Wright Methods and former Chef de Cuisine of the Assemblage who develops and curates culinary programming that emphasizes the importance of local, seasonal and sustainable cooking practices for workshops, retreats and branded content. Certified in Ayurvedic Nutrition and Culinary studies from Bhagavat Life, the only Ayurvedic culinary school in North America, she is the resident chef and culinary program manager for FamilyCook Productions, a nutrition education non-profit.
By approaching cuisine through the perspective of digestion, Stephanie develops recipes for populations with specific dietary guidelines for organizations such as the American Kidney Fund and the American Dairy Council. Her knowledge of seasonal ingredients and recipes provides the basis of her work as an Ayurvedic consultant for Maya Kaimal Foods, Illuminate Foods as well as private clients.

diana desmond
diana desmond
DIANA DESMOND

For as long as I can remember food has been on my mind. I have a bachelor’s degree in food and nutrition management from ASU and I am a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. After gaining experience in the restaurant industry through working at Michelin rated Campton Place and Chicago’s Girl and the Goat, I decided to enter the world of being a private chef.
My insatiable appetite for adventure has been the driving force behind my travels to far corners of the globe to countries including Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, France, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland, England, Australia, Fiji, and New Zealand.
This has played an integral role in the development of my ever expanding palette, and I plan to be a lifelong student of the craft.

Hannah Baird
Hannah Baird
HANNAH BAIRD

For Hannah, cooking seasonally with fresh, whole, locally sourced food while knowing her farmers, is very important. She believes that the best dishes are those that only have a few simple ingredients, freshly picked at the peak of their season. She is trained in plant-based cooking and holds a health-supportive culinary degree from Natural Gourmet Institute. Vegetable forward, pescatarian diets are her bread and butter, but she also enjoys catering to any client’s dietary wants, needs and restrictions while menu planning. For Hannah, food is medicine.

Lauren McNally
Lauren McNally
LAUREN MCNALLY

From a young age, Lauren McNally discovered she had an undeniable passion for cooking. She grew up in the kitchen learning family recipes that have been passed down over generations and began following other chefs who shared similar culinary points of view. To further her growing love for cooking, she enrolled in the Natural Gourmet Institute. Her recent accomplishments include starting her private chef business, working expos, catering several private events and volunteering at the James Beard Foundation, while cooking alongside professional chefs. Throughout both her personal and professional experiences, she has learned proper cooking techniques, discovered the pairing of flavors and how, if combined correctly, food fuels our bodies.

Bailey Cohen
Bailey Cohen
BAILEY COHEN

As a chef and certified health coach with education from NGI, Bailey is committed to a well-rounded, plant-based and health-supportive approach to cooking. She prides herself on providing locally grown, seasonal and organic ingredients. Her priority is to prepare meals that support the health goals of her clients, creating delicious, nutritious and beautiful meals. She keeps the process clean, streamlined and stress free!

Chef Bailey Cohen is a graduate of Indiana University and The Natural Gourmet Institute of New York. She is also a certified health coach and a food safety handler. Over the years she has worked alongside several well-known chefs at the Farmer’s Table in Boca Raton, Florida and Modern Love in Brooklyn, New York. She has extensive experience coordinating catered events and private parties. She enjoys a loyal following of personal chef clients. 

Margot Schulman
Margot Schulman

Margot Schulman is a graduate of The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The Natural Gourmet Cookery School Chef’s Training Program. She has been self-employed for the past 25 years as a private chef, holistic health counselor, life coach, caterer and cooking instructor. 

Margot understands the incredibly crucial role that diet plays in our physical and emotional well-being. Margot specializes in cooking a variety of dietary plans: vegetarian, vegan, and low-fat, sugar-free, glucose-free, lactose intolerant, diabetic, macrobiotic. She enjoys cooking health supportive versions of all types of cuisines including Italian, Mediterranean, North and South American, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese.

Kayla Fowler
Kayla Fowler
KAYLA FOWLER

A San Francisco Bay Area native, Kayla grew up surrounded by a bounty of beautiful produce and endless varieties of cuisines, flavors and hyper-local slow food. She draws heavily on her California roots to create unique and inventive vegetable-forward fare that’s deeply in touch with the seasons. 

Kayla graduated from Bauman College’s Natural Chef Program in Berkeley, California,  and has spent over 10 years in a wide range of culinary environments. She has cooked for private families of all ages, individuals living with chronic and serious illness, allergies and sensitivities, vegetarians and vegans, and groups of 2-200; from the Bay Area and Silicon Valley to NYC and the Hamptons. 

In addition, Kayla’s natural warmth, passion for people and commitment to nourishing the whole person make her shine outside the culinary world. 

Jessica Blanco
Jessica Blanco
JESSICA BLANCO

Jessica Blanco is a private chef, food stylist and recipe developer located in NYC and Hamptons.

She graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Providence R.I. With a Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management Degree.

Has worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years, most recently at Jean George’s Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton.

Using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, she creates delicious and nutritious meals. As a chef, she is always exploring new approaches to new American cuisine. She likes to experiment with Mexican twists and techniques.

With dedication and talent she cares about what she puts down on the plate.

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