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Isabel Young

Founder and CEO

Our Mission

To enable busy people to eat healthily!
Everyone deserves nourishing meals but most of us don't have time to plan, chop and cook our own meals, let alone healthy meals that often take more time. Food by Bel bridges the gap and delivers customized, healthy, fully-cooked culinary creations for every meal of the day, right to your doorstep or office! Food by Bel also provides a Personal Chef Service for clients with more unique needs and as a cost effective option for families. 

Our Core Values

Meals with Integrity
Sometimes the right decision isn't the most inconvenient decision, and at Food by Bel we're committed to making the right decision, no matter the cost. You can trust our Chef's to create your meals with the highest standards for quality and excellence.

Exceptional Customer Service
Many aspects of our service originated as client's requests and suggestions. Microwavable meal containers and options for larger portion sizes are two examples of suggestions we received from clients and were able to implement! Our clients are always greeted with a cheery tone and a smile, because that's what we're about :)

A Life-Giving Workplace
The staff at Food by Bell will tell you - it really is like being part of a family. (Especially when morning work meetings take place in Isabel's living room and everyone gets eggs and bacon for breakfast). We strive to build each other up, have grace for each other's mistakes, value people over tasks, be open to feedback and communicate openly - and we love it!

Three years ago my passions for food, wellness, business and people came full circle when I realized a need in our community: people lack time and desire healthy food. In 2016 I married my best friend and went full time marketing my idea. Fast forward to right now, and Food by Bel is booming with a staff of eight and hundreds of hungry clients!

I could have never launched Food by Bel without the God's guidance and the tireless encouragement and witty ideas from my husband Michael. I am dedicated to enabling busy people to eat healthily, and having an option for everyone - from single corporate executives to the middle class family of eight on a Paleo diet. I love bringing people onto the Food by Bel team who are like I was - incredibly passionate but scared to death that they're not going to get to live their dream - and equipping them with lasting confidence at a company where they feel heard, are honored and can grow.

Food by Bel is a vehicle built to serve our city and accomplish the God's plans, by enabling healthier lifestyles, creating life-giving careers, and also helping to accomplish Michael and I's larger goals. My main career goal has always been to be a stay-at-home mom with at least six babies, and I'm also super excited to one day be able to seek out elderly people who are still in the workforce and cover their expenses so that they can retire. So when you do business with us, your tummy will not only feel good, but we hope your heart does too!

- Isabel Young, Owner, AKA Bel :)

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Eliska Wrightson

Head of Operations
Kitchen Manager

For me, working for Food by Bel is about making a difference. Our clients are all hard working individuals, and the thought of being able to take the pressure of cooking everyday off their shoulders makes me feel really great! I love being able to cook all day! I get a huge sense of accomplishment after spending hours in the kitchen creating delicious meals.
At this stage in my life, my goals are to enjoy the little things in life. I have a degree in Art History from the University of Massachusetts and worked at Yale for 5 years after college, so I'd really like to focus on doing things that really make me happy now. In my free time i do a lot of hiking, camping, and kayaking (weather permitting), and of course, cooking!! I'm passionate about the idea of living a healthy, happy lifestyle through food and spending a lot of time outdoors. I grew up in England, and my mother is Slovak, two things I think helped shape my culinary sensibilities immensely. I've travelled a lot in Europe, and my palate has really adapted because of these experiences. I would love to eat my way around the world one day. :)

If you have to eat one thing every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

This is probably the hardest question I've ever had to answer EVER! There are very few types of food I actually don't like. I think if I had to narrow it down I would probably pick seafood...salmon probably. I also love Indian cuisine....but also you can't beat a good steak. I just can't pick!!!

Meet Our Personal Chefs

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Sabrina Koeppen

Personal Chef

As a self taught chef, I have been cooking for over 30 years and am a very adaptable in the kitchen. I usually spend my free time practicing recipes and trying to make everyday feel like vacation - so naturally, what's not to love about being a part of the Food by Bel team?!! I get to work every day with my biggest passion in life.. PIZZA....well, not just pizza, but FOOD... I get to create connections, unite families, give back to the world and show love!

 
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John Pollard

Personal Chef

Originally inspired by cooking shows on PBS and The Food Network I first developed my interest in cooking as a teenager. As such, one of my earliest jobs was cooking in a local Italian restaurant. As I grew older I became more and more interested in health, and what better way to a healthy lifestyle than to eat good food! This interest lead me to the world of organic farming and sustainability which broadened my knowledge of local produce and practices tenfold. I specialize in from-scratch cooking with an emphasis on whole foods. 

I continue my appreciation for food and its benefits to this day as a personal chef. As we get busier it’s harder to find time to make nutritious meals that taste good and are nutritious. Let me cook your next favorite meal! Whether it’s pizza or wings, steak and salad, kombucha and hummus, I love to cook it all! 

In my free time I enjoy getting outdoors climbing, hiking, cycling, paddling, or being on some kind of adventure.

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Joy Irias

Personal Chef

My style of cooking has been largely influenced by a combined background of Hispanic and Amish home cooking and a passion for healthy food. I've worked in bakeries, restaurants, food trucks, etc. but I love being a personal chef because I believe that there is nothing more PERSONAL and fulfilling than creating exciting meals for health-conscious people! Thrilled to be working for a company like Food by Bel where I can help people live a more balanced, healthy, and flavorful lifestyle!

 
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Candice Quick

Personal Chef

With more than 15 years of culinary and kitchen experience I have let one thing guide the way, passion!  Passion for learning, creativity and of course cooking up amazing meals.  Attending the Culinary Institute of America provided a foundation for culinary knowledge, and stellar hands on training with some of Columbus's best chefs has provided a wealth of passion to constantly strive for the best.  There is no better feeling than creating a meal that people cannot stop talking about and I am so excited to be apart of the Food by Bel team to share my passion!