Doula Chefs

(pre & post natal services)

Births are sacred experiences, and the new parent(s) should always feel nourished and nurtured. Many of our chefs have experience in pregnancy and pre & post-natal specific offerings. Let us support your journey.

how it works

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1. Use our prompts to create a gig page for meal prep support for you or a loved one. If you don’t know the exact dates, a guess or estimate is fine. 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!

about

what is a doula chef?

Doulas offer diverse services including, birth planning, onsite labor support, post-labor companionship, and more. Doulas offer unwavering support during birth and can help a new parent in a variety of ways.

The concept of “doula chef” is not radical, but it is a niche practice. While in ancient cultures, a new parent would have a community to offer support, nourishment, and knowledge, in this day and age many parents are left to fend for themselves. A doula chef is someone who has specific knowledge of culinary arts as well as the complexities of nourishing expecting and new parents.

Many in our chef collective are parents themselves, are trained as traditional doulas, have studied pre and post natal nutrition, or have some innate calling to nourish parents before and after birth,

Note: We serve and support parents and families of all colors, denominations, and genders. If you have a preferred pronoun or any tender requests for communications and service, please indicate this on your form.

Prices: what to expect

We honor our chefs to set their own rates and define their own worth. Rates vary greatly depending on food style, preparation complexity, travel, chef’s experience, logistics, and food cost.

For example, chefs that have ongoing meal prep that they can modify to accommodate specific pre and post natal specific nutritional needs may be a different price than a custom offering. Doula chef deliveries may look like classic meal prep, with an emphasis on building and healing foods, bone broths (or their plant-based counter-parts), tea blends, soups, congees, and the like.

Plan on spending $150-$500+ for each delivery or onsite preparation of meals. Planning, shopping, prepping, travel, and clean-up for a single delivery is at least a half-day, and often a full day’s work! Some chefs bill at a flat rate, and some bill hourly plus food cost. This is also a wonderful thing to put on your baby registry or for friends and family from far away to donate to! 

Please browse chefs in your area to get an idea of standard rates, and indicate your ideal budget when posting a gig for chefs to bid on. 

what makes our chefs special?

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Special Training

Many in our chef collective are parents themselves, are trained as traditional doulas, have studied pre and post natal nutrition, or have some innate calling to nourish parents before and after birth,

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Farm-to-Table

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

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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, TCM, 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 can work with intentionally high nourishment plant-based ingredients.  

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Diversity

Our chefs honor diversity in all forms, including all genders, LGBTQ+, BIPOC, religious and spiritual beliefs, dietary preferences, and any and all things that make you 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

words from the owner

As a trained doula myself, it means a great deal to me to offer this service through More Pleaze. While all my chefs cook with love, there is special intuitive nature that pregnancy and doula chefs embody, and it brings me great joy to offer these services to parents.

Many of my chefs are former doulas and birth workers, practicing yoga teachers and reiki masters, trained nutrition experts, and more. Each has their own skills to offer, and I am so happy to be able to connect you with a chef who has knowledge of pregnancy and postpartum specialty work. 

It is a true honor to be a part of such a sacred time. Thank you for considering our chefs to prepare nourishing food to welcome a new life into the world. Our intention is to make this initiation as gentle and loving as possible.

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