Who is Chef Meeshell

 

CHEF MEESHELL BIO – 2015 & 2016 Winner Best of Private Chefs, Cooking Instructor Santa Barbara & Los Angeles

“Healthy eating begins with healthy preparation and cooking and my intent shows in my passion, food. I want to make balanced, and sustainable options accessible for everyone to enjoy the benefits of my cooking.” - Chef Meeshell

 

While balancing the client’s need to feel satisfied and truly enjoy their food, with healthy food choices, Chef Meeshell is able to impart her knowledge and simultaneously help them to reach and maintain goal weights and optimum health.  She is able to do this with a unique “comfort healthy and healing gourmet cuisine.”  Her clients are able to maintain healthy and slim lifestyles without sacrificing taste.

 

Rock and roll bad boys Flea, Dave Navaro and Perry Farrell, pop divas Cher and Christina Aguilera, to getting “The Fast & the Furious,” icon Paul Walker into the best health of his life, to law firms, art museums, politicos and ambassadors. From the macrobiotic tastes of Olympic and professional athletes to the extravagant penchants of major corporations and Hollywood’s elite, Chef Meeshell has won them all over with her lavish, yet cozy “comfort healthy gourmet” cuisine.

 

It all started with an Indian tandoori cooking class Meeshell took at 10. The daughter of an incense king, this child of Flower children, grew up in the mountains of Malibu baking and broiling for a steady stream of pop icons that included Janet Jackson, John Paul Jones, governors, senators, former Vice-President Al Gore, and others. With their varied tastes wafting through her kitchen like the smells of the world oozing from her father’s incense, Meeshell channeled her technicolor life into her cooking. By age 12 she was catering parties of 200-plus.

 

After broadening her artistic palette at Otis Parsons School of Design, Chef Meeshell graduated from Epicurean Cooking School in Los Angeles and was quickly recruited for apprenticeships as far away as Stockholm, where she catered U.S. ambassadors’ homes. She then swiftly ascended the ranks of Los Angeles’ restaurant elite with stints at Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka, DC3 and Lunapark. By 25, Chef Meeshell was already one of Seventeen Magazine’s “success stories” and well on her way to becoming a private chef for some of the world’s most discriminating tastes.

 

“After fourteen years of meals by Meeshell Block, we're convinced there's nothing this woman can't cook. Gourmet or veggie; organic or ethnic; even meat and potatoes. She's a master chef in all areas. And she's sweet!” say fans Carol Flint and Steve Jones. Hollywood produce, Rob Reiner adds, “Her presentation is an art in itself!”

 

Whether she is serving up her Poached Eggs Florentine in The Hamptons; supervising lighting, libations and lumpia for megawatt weddings; or serving Balinese ceviche and ribs for Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston’s Summer Hoedown, Meeshell is a Renaissance chef with that rare intuition for what a customer craves. Chef Meeshell has even FedExed her creations to clients that couldn’t take another day without them.

 

Every morsel Chef Meeshell prepares is tailored to her clients’ tastes, and she caters to those with special diets or severe food allergies with equal culinary aplomb. She has taught women how to win men’s hearts as an aphrodisiac specialist and has trained men how to rule over the backyard barbeque. It is not uncommon for professional athletes, bachelors and bachelorettes, parents and teenagers to call on Chef Meeshell to help them with their nutritional goals and food allergies, as well as transform them into master chefs.

 

Chef Meeshell graduated in 2003 with honors from Cordon Bleu’s Hospitality and Restaurant Management Program at The California School of Culinary Arts in Pasadena, California, where she fulfilled her externship in Guest Relations at The Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, California.  Chef Meeshell relocated to the Santa Barbara for six years, now resides in Cambria where she continues her research in the food and health sector, helping families and individuals with their dietary needs preparing healthy meals.  She is currently writing her Memoirs/Cookbook.

 

Chef Meeshell is available for cooking instruction, personalized nutritional consulting, catering and/or planning special events, as well as menu/recipe consulting and healthful kitchen/pantry makeovers. 

Who is Chef Meeshell

 

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Chef Meesh's Resume

 

Chef Meeshell

Private Chef | Caterer | Nutritional Consultant | Cooking Instruction | Menu/Recipe Consultant

 

Private Chef- 2015 & 2016 Winner Best Of- Private Chefs/Cooking Instructor #3 in L.A., #1 in Santa Barbara 

Thumbtack-  https://www.thumbtack.com/ca/santa-barbara/chef/private-chef

 

Services  Include-

•   Daily Menu/Drop offs                 

•  Dinner Parties                                                            

•  On-Location/Tours

•  Cooking Instruction                     

•  Event Catering                                                            • 

 

Bachelor/Bachelorette  -                                                  

•  Nutritional Consulting                 

•  Brunches                                                                      

•  Gift Certificates Available

                                                                                                                                                                                      

 Specialties-     

•   Low Fat / Low Sodium                

•   Diabetic                              

•   Food Allergies                    

•   Vega•   Gluten Free                                 

•   Gersen Primer                   

•   Candida                              

•   Paleo

•   Celiac                                          

•   Blood Type                         

•   Spa Cuisine                       

•    Vegetarian

•   International Cuisine              

•   Cleanses                             

•   Modified Foods Diet        

•   SCD Diet 

                                   

Clientele - Full time/Part time, Temporary, Ad Hoc & On Location- 

 

•  The Sassolas – Santa Barbara, CA November 2014 – Present (Ad Hoc)

   Cooking Instruction – Severe Food Allergies/Paleo Die

 

•  The Keatings – Santa Barbara, CA  April 2014 – Present (Ad Hoc)

    Daily Menu/Cooking Instruction – SCD Diet (Once every other week), Nutritional Consulting

 

•  Paul Walker – Santa Barbara, CA  April 2013 – Dec. 2013 (Ad Hoc)

   Daily Menu – Strict Candida Diet (3xs/wk), Nutritional Consulting

 

•  Cheri Kluft – Santa Barbara, CA February 2012 – July 2014 (Ad Hoc)

    Cooking Instruction, Daily Menu, Nutritional Consulting

 

•  The Jains – Montecito, CA  April 2012 – November 2015

    Daily Menu, Gluten & Dairy-Free, Cooking Instruction, Nutritional Consulting

 

•  Carol Flint & Steve Jones – Santa Monica, CA  August 1997 – Present (Ad Hoc)                                                                                                       

   Daily Menu, Nutritional Consulting, Catering, House & Pet Sitting

 

•   Alexandra Falk & Erik Berensten - Malibu, CA  October 2010- Present

     Daily Menu, Ad Hoc

 

•   Sean (P. Diddy) Combs – Beverly Hills, CA July 2010 – September 2010

    Catering, Ad Hoc

 

•   Tamara Mellon - Bridgehampton, NY  August 2010 - September 2010

     Ad Hoc/On Location

 

•  Nicole Kidman -- Beverly Hills, CA  August 2009 - September 2009

   Ad Hoc/Daily Menu, Catering

 

•  Linda and David Shaheen – Malibu, CA   July 2002 - January 2009                                                                                

   Daily Menu, Nutritional Consulting, Catering

 

•  Stacey Snider/Gary Jones – Brentwood/L.A., CA   August 2004 – October 2007                                                                                                      

   Daily menu, Catering

 

•  Ben Stiller – Kaui’i, Hawaii/CA   Summer 2007

    Ad Hoc/On Location

 

•  Kate Beckinsale – Budapest, Hungary   July 2002 – September 2002                                                                                                                              Daily menu/On-Location                                                                                                                     

 

•   LeAnne Womack – Beverly Hills, CA   May 2002 – June 2002                                                                                                                       

     Ad Hoc/Daily menu, Catering

 

•   Christina Aguilera – Beverly Hills, CA   April 2001 - June 2001                                                                                                                                  Private Chef, Event catering

 

•   Cher – Malibu, CA  October 2000 – February 2001                                                                                                 

     Daily menu, dinner parties

 

•   Flea - Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                    

     September 2000 – February 2001                                                                                   

     Daily menu, Nutritional consulting

 

•   Sky and Arwen Dayton – Malibu, CA                                                           

     January 2000 – April 2001                                                                                               

     Daily menu, Event planning, Catering

 

•   Dave Navarro – Hollywood, CA                                                                            

     March – June 1999

     Daily menu

 

•  Josie Bisset & Rob Estes – Santa Monica/Pacific Palisades, CA     

     February 1996 – June 1998

     Daily menu, cooking instruction

                                                                                                                                                                 

•   Elefant/John Paul Jones (Rock Band) – Malibu, CA        

     October – December 1995

     Daily menu, nutritional consulting                                                                                            

 

•   Perry Farrell – Venice, CA

     1994 – present (on call for catering)

     Daily menu, nutritional consulting, event catering

 

•   Rob & Michele Reiner  (home/travel)                                             

     August 1997 – August 1999                                                                                                       

     Daily menu, nutritional consulting, event catering

 

•   Porno for Pyros (Rock Band) – Malibu, CA  October 1994 – October 1997

 

 

Restaurant  Experience-     

 

Voda  •  Santa Monica  •  January 1998 – June 1998

Guest Chef

 

Wolfgang Puck’s Eureka  •  West Los Angeles  •  October 1991 – April 1992

Line Cook

 

Cave de Roi  (Kungkalleren)  •  Stockholm, Sweden  •  Summer 1989

 

Catering  Expereince-            

 

Catering by Meeshell  •  Santa Monica  •  1989 – Present

 

Executive Chef

 

Kind Hands Catering  •  Los Angeles  •  2002 – 2007

Sous Chef

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