Choosing a More Pleaze Chef

More Pleaze is the first digital chef collective marketplace centered around health and wellness. Our chefs aren’t just chefs, they are healers, artists, and health advocates. If you’re looking to choose a private chef aligned with your values – you’ve come to the right place!

how it works

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1. Create an account with More Pleaze so you have your username and login. Use our prompts to create a gig page for a dinner, wedding, retreat, or whatever special event you are looking to find a chef for. There is no charge for you to post or book.

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2. You can make the listing public or ask specific chefs to bid. Chefs offer quotes and sample menus through our portal. You can request changes or schedule interviews. 

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3. Choose the chef and proposal that best aligns with you and your unique event. Confirm with a credit card, and know that you are in great hands! ​Eat delicious food, and know you are supporting small conscious business! 

choosing a private chef is a lot of work! What makes our chefs so special?

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Yoga Chefs

Yoga literally means “to yoke” – meaning to combine mind, body, spirit, and practice. Just as we combine these qualities on the mat, so can we in the kitchen. Many of our chefs are yogis and teachers themselves.
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Special Diets

Our chefs are used to creating custom menus, and many have cross-training in specialty diets, including gluten-free, paleo, ayurvedic, plant-based, vegan, and more. 

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Plant-Based

While we are not a fully vegan chef collective, our chefs all are familiar with plant-based offerings, and many clients choose our chefs rather than a large scale caterer because they are plant-based and want a chef who’s food reflects their values.

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Farm-to-Table

It might sound cliché, but our chefs really do provide the best available produce and goods locally. Conscious cooking is a huge part of our platform, and that energy begins with the food source.

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Diversity

Our chefs and community honor diversity in all forms, including all genders, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, religious and spiritual beliefs, dietary preferences, and any and all things that make each of us unique. 

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Love

We celebrate the human heart through food, thoughts, deeds, words, and actions, and believe you are what you eat. Therefore, all food is always made with LOVE. 

about us

the quick pitch

More Pleaze is a collective of health-oriented chefs. We began as the country’s first yoga retreat catering service, and have evolved into an ever-growing collective of natural food chefs with a vested interest in holistic well-being, who offer an array of services, such as private dinners, meal prep, workshops, and recipe development. Food is medicine, and More Pleaze chefs aren’t just chefs; they are healers, artists, and health advocates. We pride ourselves on pioneering the private chef health and wellness sector! We hope you join our movement!

our chefs

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. 

pricing

We honor our chefs to set their own rates and define their own worth. Rates vary depending on food style, chef’s experience, logistics, and guest count, and while all chefs set their own rates, we adhere to industry standards. Newer chefs will have lower rates so they can gain experience, and seasoned chefs will charge professional rates – and we want to empower both! 

Hourly rates should be reflected in per person pricing, and range from $25/hour for new chefs in lower priced areas (for example living costs are much higher in Hawaii, Los Angeles, or San Francisco, and prices will reflect this) up to $150+/hour for highly trained professional chefs with additional certifications, staff, and a ton of tricks they’ve collected over many years of devoting themselves to their craft. 

Ultimately we want to create a safe space for newer chefs to hone in on their skills for more price conscious clients, but also focus on the high quality and excellence for luxury holistic chefs and the clients that are happy to invest in premium services. 

Some chefs may offer set rates per person for seated meals or retreats, or bill at a day rate with food costs additional. You can check the various service pages to get an idea of the ranges offered. 

Our service is free to clients to post and communicate with chefs, and we deduct a service fee from the quoted price from the chef before they are paid out. There is no cost to you!