Food is medicine, and More Pleaze chefs aren’t just chefs; they are healers, artists, and health advocates. We are calling in a different kind of chef than what you may be used to seeing on television – the yelling stressed out chef intent on creating high end and beautiful meals, but often at the expense of health and wellbeing.
Our chefs are non-traditional private chefs with an emphasis on health and wellness. Our chefs are professional, and many come from traditional backgrounds, but each also has an inclination towards promoting healing and hospitality in their work as well as just making delicious food.
Our chefs are diverse in their trainings and offerings, and many offer specific styles of foods and diets they specialize in, ranging from Ayurvedic to paleo to raw vegan. While we are not a strict plant-based collective, all of our chefs must be familiar with plant-based offerings, and many of our chefs only offer vegan or vegetarian services. Many of our chefs have additional certificates and trainings in nutritional programs, as well as the healing arts, such as yoga teacher training, meditation, reiki, birth training, mindfulness, and so much more.
While this may seem scattered, nothing is farther from the truth. What ties all More Pleaze chefs together is holistic cooking – an integrative approach to health that ties in intention, food sourcing, cooking mechanisms, hospitality, nutrition, and more.
Our ideal chef has professional cooking experience, hospitality experience, and additional training in some form of nutrition, intentional dietary training, and/or healing arts practices. Our ideal chef does not have to be vegan or plant-based, but can comfortably execute a gourmet plant-based menu in addition to their other options. Our ideal chef has a personal desire to heal with food, and their lifestyle and energy reflects this calling. Our ideal chef cooks locally and sustainably, and knows their local farmers and purveyors.
We background check all of our chefs for safety, and vet them before admitting them to the platform, checking back work and credibility. We take all complaints very seriously and strive only to represent high quality chefs and human beings who are committed to conscious food, cooking, and living.