Meet Our Personal Chefs
At Food by Bel we are passionate about having an option for everyone.
Families with multiple or young children and clients with severe allergies often struggle to order from our Meal Delivery menu - either because it's pricey to buy meals for 6 people, or because of their unique dietary restrictions. Our Personal Chef Service was designed for these clients! These families and individuals are able to work one-on-one with their own, affordable Personal Chef who creates a custom meal plan and prepares their meals in their home. This saves our clients money and allows for the highest level of customization.
Personal Chef and Caterer
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!
Veggies are my favorite! I love to eat vegetables and I really love to cook with them. My mission is to make healthy, wholesome, flavorful, vegetable-loaded food that tastes incredible. I have lots of experience cooking low carb and vegetarian/vegan. My flavor inspiration comes from home cooks all around the world. I love working at Food by Bel because I get to be creative with food every day and show how yummy healthy can be!
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.
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!
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!