Who Cooks for You? Personal
Chef Services by Marirae Mathis
Thank you for the opportunity to let you
know a bit about us and our business.
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania by my
loving parents Ray and MaryJane. Mom was a
simple but great cook. Dad loved to eat in
fine restaurants and had an "adventurous"
palate. These influences had me cooking at
an early age.
As a child I remember trying recipes from
magazines, even the TV Guide. We watched
Graham Kerr as the Galloping Gourmet every
Saturday (ohh! I'm showing my age!).
I continued my love of cooking and
restaurant-eating through the years. Because
Dad didn't want me to become a "starving
chef" I enrolled in Pittsburgh's Dental
Fast forward 25 years...
My love of cooking only increased over time.
I decided to see if I could make a go of it.
I worked in the kitchen of an upscale
microbrewery on Saturday and Sunday while
still "cleaning teeth" Monday through
Friday. At minimum wage plus long hours, I
decided the restaurant business wasn't for
What came next was nothing short of amazing.
The dentist I worked for and our hubbies
came to Tennessee for a week long vacation.
We stayed in a cabin in Gatlinburg and
visited her cousin in Brentwood. We all
agreed we LOVED Tennessee and would do what
we could to pursue a move to this great
When we returned home, I found a private
chef position in Hendersonville on Craig's
List. I worked full time for a family for a
little over a year. Then I learned about
Finally, I could be my own boss. I enrolled
in the United States Personal Chef
Association course in Atlanta in January,
'06. What great experience. I learned so
much and made many new friends.
In the beginning, I cooked anything, but
found myself less than satisfied with the
result. I took a step back and decided the
reason was some recipes were not promoting
longevity, so I changed my focus and now
feel totally satisfied that everything that
I cook will help the individual in their
goal of fulfilling their healthful dietary
I love the fact that my food makes people
happy even with the ingredient restrictions.
I'm glad to follow any program for my
clients, too, and willing to do the
necessary research for their special needs.
I've been in business since 2007 and love
ever single minute of my new career. My
favorite part is helping people change to a
healthy lifestyle. I'm totally devoted to
cooking only foods that will improve the
general health of my clients.
Give me a try and see what deliciously
healthy food tastes like!
Marirae Mathis is a Certified Personal
"Marirae, I just wanted you to
know how much I am enjoying your service. The food is
delicious. Even after using your service now like 3 to 4
months, it just keeps getting better. If I had a favorite, it
would be the Linguini and Clam Sauce. All of your food is
great. Thanks a million. "
Harry, Hendersonville, TN
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