MORE PLEAZE | OREGON

We offer yoga retreat catering, private chef services, recipe development, meal prep, cooking classes, and more in Portland, Eugene, and all over the state.

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what makes our chefs different 

A conscious chef is someone whose work revolves around healing with food, respecting the earth, and wanting to offer more to the profession than the classic hectic restaurant paradigm. None of our chefs are identical. Each has their own specialties, own style, and own life experience to share through their food. All of our chefs embody the following qualities:

*A passion for food, wellness, and human connection

*Working knowledge of various cuisine styles and dietary restrictions

*Calm, personable demeanor, and ability to work calmly in open kitchens

*Personal relationships with local farmers and food purveyors

*Knowledge of local and seasonal ingredients

*Holistic health-minded in work and life

*Able to create customized menus for a variety of specialty diets and allergies

*A knowledge that LOVE is the most important ingredient we can put into food.

services offered

Private Chef Services

From seated dinners, special lunches, boutique weddings, picnics, and intentional meal prep – our chefs are happy to nourish your special occasion.

Ongoing Chef Services

Too busy to cook? Have a special diet or health goal that you would like support with? On vacation and just want there to be a fridge full of food that everyone will enjoy? Our chefs have set rates for weekly or more frequent meal prep visits, and will customize menus to you and your family.  Many of our chefs are also nutritionists, health coaches, and trained in many healing foods.

Retreat Catering

The food offerings at your intentional event should match the event itself! Our chefs love retreat immersions and will prepare a custom menu that fits your event energetically and nutritionally. Many of our chefs are trained yoga teachers themselves.

Cooking Classes and Workshops

Our chefs love empowering others to take control of their health. Many chefs offer both public cooking classes as well as one-on-one instruction. Classes can be intentional and curated, designed for fun and play, or both! Please ask!

Recipe Development

Need help with your new menu, blog, or wellness program? Many of our chefs are also recipe developers, bloggers, photographers, and more! They love assisting others with custom menus and development.

cuisines offered 

In addition to classic culinary training, many of our chefs specialize in healing foods of all types. Availabilty for different services varies by location and chef, but all chefs have knowledge of plant-based and intentional cooking.

*Farm-to-table rustic or high-end cuisine

*Vegan, raw, and fusion cuisine

*Ovo-lacto vegetarian cuisine

*100% plant-based or primarily plant-based

* Sustainable animal products

*Ayurvedic preparation for dosha-balancing or dosha specific meals

*Macro-biotic cuisine

*Paleo and/or plant-based paleo

*Gluten-free cuisine

*Oil-free cuisine

*Fresh nut milks, cold-pressed juice, superfood smoothies

*Sensitive to dietary restrictions and/or food allergies

*All food is prepared with extra LOVE

meet the chefs 
Chef Lauren | Portland, OR | Chef | Private Chef Services + Workshops

Chef Lauren | Portland, OR | Chef | Private Chef Services + Workshops

With 20+ years in the industry, Lauren teaches and cooks for individuals with all food preferences. Fresh, seasonal, colorful whole foods define Lauren's cuisine and her menus demonstrate that you don't have to sacrifice flavor or fun to eat well. Lauren is faculty at the Master of Science in Nutrition program at the National University of Natural Medicine where she teaches Seasonal Cooking, Personal Chef and Food Service, Recipe and Menu Development, Cooking Pedagogy, and Culinary Skills.

Chef Johanna | Portland, OR | Private Chef + Herbalist

Chef Johanna | Portland, OR | Private Chef + Herbalist

Johanna Glaser is an urban farmer, Holistic Nutrition student, and personal chef with a passion for sustainable, local, and seasonal foods. She loves to create simple nourishing dishes year-round featuring fresh produce from local farms and farmers markets. Johanna is an advocate for eating with the seasons and is grateful for the year-round abundance of local foods to create with.

investment

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.

In general, expect to pay between $45-75/hour + cost of food + service charge + tax.

Some chefs will have preset menus available that charge per person rather than an hourly. Seated dinner rates are typically per guest for over 6-10 guests.

Meal prep and delivery rates may be per person (for established meal delivery providers) or hourly + cost of food for personalized offerings.

Please let us know what your ideal budget* and desired menu are when you contact us so we can pair you with a chef within your range. There is never any charge for connection.

sample menus 

We work with a community of yoga chefs with unique training, philosophies, and life experiences; and so each will have unique menus.

Some chefs are more comfortable with casual family-oriented work, and some prefer high-end five-star seated dinners work.

All chefs have work with local ingredients and farmers to create vegan and plant-based menus for sit down dinners, but some may also offer Ayurvedic, raw vegan, paleo, pescatarian, farm-to-table (plant-based and/or meat and poultry), along with other styles.

Please contact us directly so we can connect you with a chef, or chefs, in your area who offers the style of cuisine you are looking for. There is never any charge for connection.

work with us

We want to grow our chef community! Please contact us to see how you can join our family and do what you love! Ideal candidates have:

*Culinary experience and training

*FOH and/or managerial experience

*Training in any of the following: holistic nutrition, Ayurveda, raw foods, macro-biotics, traditional cuisine

*A personal yoga and meditation practice

*Local residents with a working knowledge of local produce, farmers, and customs

*Understand and embody a conscious playful spirit!

contact us today 

We work with independent Oregon-based chefs who have an appreciation and knowledge of all the culinary abundance that the region has to offer. Our chefs love sharing their love with visitors and locals alike, providing nourishment and inspiration. Each of our chefs is different – please contact us today to be connected to the chef (or chefs) that align with your needs and budget.