Chef Michelle Koenig has been working in the culinary industry for over 18 years. After graduating from UC Santa Barbara, she moved to New York City where she began working in the special events department at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. While there, she began attending The Institute of Culinary Education where she received a degree in the Culinary Arts. Shortly after, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked as a Catering Director for the Northern Pacific Region of Whole Foods Market. In 2005 Chef Michelle moved to San Diego to run the catering and events program at Zanzibar Café, Inc. as well as directly overseeing the opening of two restaurants. In 2013 Chef Michelle started her own Personal Chef business and began working with individuals and families as well as continuing to provide catering for special events and offer cooking lessons. Chef Michelle is passionate about healthy eating and specializes in cooking for individuals with dietary restrictions such as gluten intolerance, vegan, paleo, candida, sibo and low glycemic as well as individuals in recovery.
When it comes to food, Chef Michelle believes in approachable recipes that showcase fresh ingredients, balancing both flavor and nutrition. She believes that food should be inspired and creative, but not complicated and that everything you eat should make you feel good and taste simply delicious.