Ripe Personal Chef
 

Meet The Ripe Team!

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Chef Stephanie, Founder

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I love to make a version of Flower Child's Mother Earth bowl with ancient grains, sweet potato, portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, pistachio pesto, charred onion, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette.

What do you love most about your job?

I love seeing clients satisfied and happy! Knowing that Ripe was a part of their memorable high quality food experience is everything. I never thought we could effect and touch so many people, the ripple is truly amazing.

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would they be and why?

I cooked for my Grandma once when I was starting as a ‘practice cook day’ she said it was good but I’d do that one again to really impress her. Oh and Tom Brady and Geisele would be next!

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Chef John

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I love a simple seared skirt steak with homemade BBQ sauce. Brown sugar sweet potatoes and pancetta green beans.

What do you love most about your job?

I love meeting new people and helping them eat better in their daily lives. Ripe is obsessed with honest good food and I see in each clients house how much it changes the family dynamic, having that good meal on the table with no stress is a game changer!

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would it be?

Brooks and Dunn, I would make my cinnamon rolls with brown butter and bring out the guitar, best evening!

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Chef CJ

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I love any breakfast food, Challah raisin French toast, creamy gouda eggs or Salmon Teriyaki with seasonal veggies.

What do you love most about your job?

I love making great tasting food for all of Ripe’s awesome clients! It is the highest compliment when others enjoy my food. Being apart of people unique celebrations is so gratifying.

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would they be and why?

My mom! She would be so proud of me for making it this competitive industry...making dinner for her would be my way of showing my gratitude for raising me into the chef that I am today.

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Chef Paul

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I'm mad about Avocado hummus wraps with turkey sausage and mushrooms and this super flavor-full keto-garlic and lime dressing.

What do you love most about your job?

Getting to do something creative that I love - cooking - AND seeing the smiles and satisfaction from Ripe's clients is the best. I wouldn't trade it for anything!

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would it be?

Stevie Nicks and Danica Patrick, that would be a trip!

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Chef Dez

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

Kale, Black Bean and Avocado Burrito Bowl and Sugar Snap Pea and Carrot Soba Noodles, more veggies the better!

What do you love most about your job?

Love building rapport with Ripe clients, identifying and meeting their expectations with flavor. I also love introducing new flavor combinations or ingredients to clients who may not have thought about pairing those items together.

If you could invite any person for dinner, who would they be and why?

Jennifer Lopez and A-Rod, I love cooking for healthy centered families and couples. It keeps me on my game.

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Chef Carylann

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I love finding new ingredients to play with - recently Grilled Asparagus Tostadas with Charred Tomatillo Chermoula and Celeriac pasta with tomatoes, mint and basil.

What do you love most about your job?

I'm so fortunate to be part of a high-quality team of in-home chefs. I've worked for Ripe and Stephanie for 8 years and each client and job is unique and so much fun. I couldn't imagine doing anything else!

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would they be and why?

Ina Garten! Her enthusiasm for cooking and good food is inspirational. I'd love to cook for her.

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Chef Lori

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I love a good Classic Minestrone Soup, Kale Pesto Pizza and my kids go crazy over Baked S'mores Dip with homemade Graham crackers.

What do you love most about your job?

I love showing clients cooking doesn't have to be complicated or hard. Bringing new foods into their lives and just making their lives easier is so satisfying.

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would it be?

My first yoga teacher, Corrine.

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Dominique, Culinary Concierge

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce over Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Rice or Vegetable Paella and anything cinnamon chocolate for dessert!

What do you love most about your job?

I love how interesting and unique my job is. Whether it’s creating a custom menu for someone’s 50th anniversary party or speaking on the phone with clients - there is never a dull moment!

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would they be and why?

I’d love to make dinner for Julia Child. Being one of the first prominent female chefs in the world - I’d love to sit and pick her brain.

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Chef Mikkel

What is your favorite meal to cook for yourself?

I make a special spice blend for wings, fish and meat that is killer! I love using it on the grill and making Bourbon Street Rib-Eye Steak with Arugula, Charred tomatoes and Chives Vinaigrette.

What do you love most about your job?

I believe good food always starts at home and learned to cook as a kid with my Grandmother. Just being in clients homes making good food apart of their life is the best part of this job.

If you could invite any person living or not, over for dinner, who would they be and why?

Jay-z and Beyonce or Chef Marcus Samuelsson would be the best night ever!