About Chef Myer
Sharing love and building community through food.
Chef Myer is a Personal Chef with a passion for designing nourishing meals using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Born and raised in Fresno California, she taught herself how to cook when she still needed a step stool to reach the stove and wrote her first cookbook at age 6. She attended culinary school in Orange County where she developed a love for plant-based cooking.
Her previous experience includes working as a chef at the internationally renowned Esalen Institute in Big Sur, she was the catering and events manager for the Broad Stage in Santa Monica and has catered, cooked and managed events all over the West Coast. She enjoys utilizing her knowledge of holistic health to create delicious meals that are tailored to her client's dietary needs. She has been a personal chef for over 4 years and currently resides in Pacific Grove, California.
Chef Myer draws inspiration from California's vibrant and abundant produce and eclectic food scenes. She firmly believes in honoring the ingredients and cultural heritage of each dish she lovingly prepares. Love of food, family and the earth are at the core of all that she does.
Services and Pricing
Something for everyone!
Chef Myer specializes in farm to table cuisine with in-depth experience cooking for clients who are vegan, vegetarian, gluten intolerant, macrobiotic, paleo, SIBO and autoimmune.
Whatever your dietary needs, Chef Myer will lovingly and respectfully create delicious and satisfying meals that are deeply nourishing.
Chef Myer is fully vaccinated and all Covid guidelines will be strictly followed.
Meal Prep and Food Coaching Services
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Sliding scale is available
Meal prep and in person food coaching currently offered in Monterey County.
In Home Meal Prep - Full service meal preparation, including grocery shopping and cleaning. Menus created specifically for you and your dietary needs. Meals are portioned in your storage containers with instructions for reheating.
Food Coaching - Get inspired, learn new recipes, tips and skills. One-on-one in home coaching sessions available to support you in your journey with food. Cook with Chef Myer and discover your passion for preparing creative and delicious meals. Can include farmer's market tour and/or grocery shopping to get a chef's perspective of procuring ingredients.
Virtual Cooking Classes and Meal Prep Coaching - Classes and coaching available via Zoom or FaceTime, fully customized course content to your specific needs.
Kitchen & Pantry Reorganization - This service is available to add on to any meal prep or food coaching session. Part ways with those spices that expired in 1992 and optimize your kitchen space.
Events & Retreat Chef Services
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Pricing varies based on the menu and number of guests (Maximum of 12 guests please)
Event and retreat chef services are available on the West Coast,
services offered outside of the Monterey County are subject to a travel fee.
Please note: These services and must be booked at least 6 weeks in advance
Event Chef Services - Specialized menu for birthdays, anniversaries or any gathering. You provide the venue and kitchen and Chef Myer will procure the highest quality ingredients to create beautiful dishes for your special occasion. Floral arranging and customized decor available at an additional cost.
Retreat Chef - Chef Myer is available to cook for retreats of all types, yoga, meditation, women's retreats, etc. Her experience living and working at the Esalen Institute makes her the ideal cook for your group of participants. Menus will be created that perfectly compliment your offerings and Chef Myer can also offer demonstrations for your guests.
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Workshops are currently available for booking in Monterey County and must be booked at least 6 weeks in advance
Personalized Group Workshop - Chef Myer offers customized workshops taught in your home or workplace. Some of the courses offered include: Intro to Meal Prep, Seasonal Dishes, Easy Plant Based Meals and How to Reduce Food Waste & Save Money
Get to know Kate Myer
On a more personal note
Not just a cook . . .
Cooking is one of my great loves and passions and there is so much more to me than just food. I am permaculture design certified, an artist, novice gardener and intuitive. When i'm not cooking, i'm engaging in positive body movement, expanding my knowledge of how to best advocate for marginalized groups and working to destigmatize mental health.
I am committed to supporting local and small businesses and reducing my environmental impact.
*photo credit to Sara Lane Barnett