personalized meal plans and delicious plant-based food created for you right in your home
about the chef
My name is Aliza and I'm a private chef now based out of the Bayside area of Melbourne, Australia, though originally from Boston, MA. I'm self-taught in my trade, and incredibly passionate about the plant-based diet and lifestyle. I personally have been vegan for approximately 8 years, and what began just as a fun cooking hobby has now turned into my full-time career, and I couldn't be more thrilled to be living my passion.
My services include: weekly meal prep complete with a customized meal plan and grocery shopping, delicious plant based food for private parties, events, and yoga retreats, or consulting if you're interested in transitioning to a vegan diet and need a pantry or fridge revamp! Please visit the Services page to find out more of what suits you best.
I am food management and safety certified (ServSafe) and hold a certificate in plant based nutrition from Cornell University online.
how does it work?
step 1: let's meet!
once you've contacted me with an interest in my services, we'll organize a time to meet in person or chat over the phone about which package will suit you and your needs best, any allergies, and preferences. we'll also set what day you'd like me to come and cook!
step 2: I create your meal plan.
after you've chosen a package, I'll work on creating a meal plan completely tailored to you. this will be ready and confirmed with you by the day I come over to cook. if there's any changes you'd like to make, let me know!
step 3: I come to your house and cook!
you've chosen a package, the meal plan has been written, and now it's time to cook! I arrive to your house with freshly shopped for groceries according to your plan, and spend the time cooking delicious meals in your kitchen. everything will be prepared, packaged, labeled and cleaned up. all you'll need to do is reheat!
step 4: enjoy!
everything is done for you, now just relax and enjoy your meals! please feel free to contact me with any questions.
I was so impressed by the level of thoughtfulness and personalization...
She cooked professionally and quickly - the plan was easy to follow and I felt amazing!
It was a treat to try Aliza's creations! The convenience of having meals planned, shopped for, and prepared yet customized, allowed us more time to enjoy our family while still eating well.
Jason & Shana H.
Aliza's creativity and love for plant-based food and health, along with her genuine care for holistic nutrition and spirituality shines through in the food and dishes she creates. She has inspired me to be more conscious with what I am making and putting in my own body.
We couldn't have been happier with our experience with Aliza's cooking. She swooped in and made the most incredible food in a matter of hours. She was sweet with my fascinated toddler, the kitchen was spotless, and meals were organized perfectly in the fridge. The food itself was restaurant quality. Our whole family approved and would highly recommend ShaktiFresh to anyone.
John & Bethany C.
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