Personalized Plant-Based Meal Prep
Serving Seminole, Largo, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Gulf Coast beaches and surrounding areas*
Tired of that age-old question, "What's for dinner?" Consider hiring a personal chef to answer for you!
Vegan It Real Personal Chef Services creates personalized, delicious, and nutritious, plant-based meals just for you! With a refrigerator stocked full of healthy entrees each week, you'll never have to worry about the dinner dilemma again.
Keeping veganism "real", we'll transform your favorite classic meals into healthy and hearty dishes that are 100% cruelty-free. Using fresh, local, and organic ingredients whenever possible, Chef Jennifer develops memorable food experiences that will have you craving your next meal.
Imagine. No planning. No shopping. No cooking. AND, no cleanup! Your personal chef does it all for you. Enjoy the best parts of healthy dining without any of the hassles.
Scroll to check out the personal chef process, the value of a personal chef, and our service pricing below.
*Locations outside of the general service (+20 miles) area may incur a travel fee.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Step 1: Consultation
Chef Jennifer will conduct a one-on-one, personalized intake consultation in-person or by phone, which provides an opportunity to learn your likes/dislikes, allergies, preferences and anything else that will enable VIR to create ah-mazing menus and outta this world food, just for you!
Step 2: Menu Planning
100% plant-based! Using only organic and local ingredients whenever possible, each menu created for you will be personalized with your tastes and preferences in mind. Chef Jennifer uses the latest in plant-based cooking techniques and utilizes the best-in-quality products found on the market. Menus are always approved by you first.
Step 3: Cook Day
This is where the fun begins! On the prearranged cook day, I shop for your ingredients that morning assuring the freshest products are used. After selecting your bounty of fresh food, I will head to your house and your kitchen* for several hours of personalized meal prep. All meals are packaged into the serving size you prefer and are waiting for you to simply heat and eat the moment you get hungry!
* We will require the sole use of your kitchen on the cook day.
NOTE: This chef is COVID-19 vaccinated and boosted!
You are probably curious about what kind of food we create and what a typical Vegan It Real menu might look like. Every menu includes tons of fresh organic veggies, legumes, beans and whole grains packed with nutrition! Dishes created by VIR are pretty to look at and even better to eat! With a focus on REAL FOOD, you may quickly discover every meal is your favorite!
Here's a glimpse into some of our most popular and memorable dishes.
A Vegan It Real Signature entree, most people can't even tell this is vegan! Created with plant-based meaty crumbles, peas, carrots, fluffy garlic mashed potatoes and a special blend of herbs and spices.
Cheesy Taco Tater Tot Casserole
This dish speaks for itself. Cheesy and rich and packed with comfort. Made with tater tots, Just Egg, plant-based chorizo, poblano peppers and chopped greens. Served with a baby greens salad.
Italian Lentil Soup
Signature flavors of Italy come through in this hearty stew and soup combination. Made with chopped seared mushrooms, carrots, celery, sundried tomatoes and healthy, protein-packed green lentils, fresh oregano and thyme. Served with homemade rosemary croutons.
For the Health of It
Coconut Braised Chickpeas w/Sundried Tomatoes
Made with chickpeas (non-GMO tofu substitute available), sundried tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger, and finished with coconut milk. Served over whole grains.
Sweet Spinach & Basil Orzo Salad
This light and refreshing salad is good any time of year. Enjoyed as an entree or as a side salad, this dish is full of flavor. Organic spinach, basil, dried cherries and toasted pine nuts tossed in a light lemony dressing.
Spicy Thai Tofu & Broccoli over Basmati Rice
Using a perfect blend of heat and sweet, this Thai dish is going to hit all your taste buds with a bang. Crispy spicy sambal tofu, seared and tossed with sauteed organic broccoli and served over a bed of fluffy rice.
Spanish White Bean Stew
A smoky, flavorful Mediterranean stew packed with potatoes, carrots, peppers and tons of spice. Served over nutty and nutritious farro, an ancient whole grain. Served with garlic pit chips.
Twice Cooked Curry Noodle Stir-fry
A Vegan It Real Signature Dish! This entree brings tons of Asian flavor using proven anti-inflammatory spices including curry, turmeric and ginger and is overflowing with fresh, organic broccoli, mushrooms, pea pods, onions and carrots.
Spicy Ethiopian Red Lentils
A flavor-bomb meal that will have your tastebuds singing. Developed with red lentils, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes homemade veggie broth and Ethiopian Berbere spice Served with black forbidden rice (or alternative).
Banana Nut Muffins
Using sweet and ripe bananas, cinnamon and a few secrets, this bread is healthy and delicious. Offered as muffins or a loaf, you choose!
Vegalicious Chocolate Chip Cookies
I fool all non-vegans with these decadent cookies! Choose from 1/2 dozen or a full dozen soft and chewy, chocolatey cookies. Keep in mind, you can't eat just one. Looking for flare, let's add dried cherries!
Spiced & Baked Ginger Apples
Cure that sweet tooth with a dish of gooey spiced apples. Three types of tart organic apples, baked with ginger and warm spice. Perfect for a gooey side dish, dessert or snack.
Value & Benefits
The value of a personal plant-based chef can be priceless to busy, health-conscious individuals who don't have the time or the energy to cook for themselves or their families. Whether they are stressed out about work, have overactive schedules, or just trying to manage life day-to-day, the last thing busy people want to worry about is eating healthy at every meal.
With Vegan It Real Chef Services, your trained personal chef will:
🍎 Plan a healthy, robust weekly menu full of organic, whole foods that work with your body
🥦 Shop for fresh and local ingredients specific to your meals, handpicking the best in quality products and the freshest of food
🥕 Create delicious, hearty and nutritious entrees with accompanying sides if you choose
🍎 Prepare meals in the convenience of your kitchen, properly label and store your meals for easy enjoyment
🥦 Clean up and sanitize your kitchen afterward, and...
🥕 Plan the next delicious, healthy menu
Pricing for Weekly/BiWeekly Meal Prep
Below is the pricing example for our most popular services.
Whether you just want a few supplemental entrees and you will add your own sides OR you prefer having the whole meal provided, we will create personalized, healthy, and delicious meals that you won't forget!
Most meals are best within 4-5 days and many entrees can be frozen. If these meal prep options don't fit your need, let's chat to see how we can accommodate your special request.
NOTE: All entrees & sides are prepared during one single cook day for you to keep and enjoy throughout the week. 👩🍳
PLENTIFUL SERVICE: 3 Entrees Only
🍎 Price begins* at $275.00 PLUS the cost of menu ingredients.
🥦 Large portions; typically feeds 2 adults for ~ 3-4 days. Each entree is 2 servings!
🥕 Sides are NOT included.
👩🍳 3-4 hours of personalized cook time.
BOUNTIFUL SERVICE: 3 Entrees + 3 Sides
Price begins* at $350.00 PLUS the cost of menu ingredients.
Large portions; typically feeds 2 adults for ~ 4-5 days. Each entree is 2 servings!
Side dishes ARE included. Each side is 2-4 servings!
5-6 hours of personalized cook time.
*Additional fees may be incurred for special diets, additional servings, holidays, and out-of-area service.