In-Home Personal Chef & Meal Prep Services

Located in Columbus & Cincinnati, Ohio

The Family Chef

Your Personal In Home Chef and Meal-Prepping Partner Located in Cincinnati, Ohio

The Family Chef

Your In-Home Chef and Meal-Prepping Partner Located in Columbus & Cincinnati,  Ohio

PERSONAL

The Family Chef will transform your kitchen into a haven of hassle-free, healthy eating. Specializing in in-home personal chef services and weekly meal prepping, we cater to your family's unique tastes and dietary preferences.

Personal

The Family Chef will transform your kitchen into a haven of hassle-free, healthy eating. Specializing in in-home personal chef services and weekly meal prepping, we cater to your family's unique tastes and dietary preferences.

  • Tailored Menus: Every month, our expert chefs craft a large menu for you to choose from for each week. We ensure it aligns perfectly with your family's eating style and preferences.
  • Convenient Grocery Shopping & Cooking: On a regular weekly schedule, our chefs handpick fresh ingredients and arrive at your doorstep, ready to whip up some delicious meals for your week ahead right in your own kitchen.
  • Flexible Meal Options: From a minimum of three dinners to a full week's array of meals, you have the freedom to choose. Our menu includes a variety of options - think  family dinners, packed lunches, breakfast protein muffins, granola bars, healthy snacks, homemade hummus, freshly cut veggies, and more.
  • No Mess, No Stress: Our goal? To fill your table with nutritious, mouthwatering meals while giving you back precious time. With our service, there's no cleanup, no fuss - just delicious food ready to be heated and enjoyed.
  • The Personal Touch: Fancy a sit-down meal experience? Our private chef service offers the luxury of having a chef prepare and serve meals right in your home.

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MASTER

CHEFS

Rachael Willig
Owner and Executive Chef

Rachael's culinary journey spans continents, from Courchevel, France, in the snowy slopes to the sunny shores of Marbella, Spain and historic Florence, Italy. Her expertise in French cuisine began at a destination restaurant located in the French Alps at a 5 star ski resort. Later it expanded through diverse roles at a Spanish 5-star beach resort on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in Marbella, Spain. After it deepened in the heart of Florence, Italy under renowned chefs and a local grandmother. Her love for cooking was ignited at an early age preparing meals with her mom for her large family of 10 and further developed at The Midwest Culinary Institute. Rachael's diverse background, including stints at local fine dining establishments and training under Cincinnati's legacy, Chef Jean Robert. In 2019, all of these experiences culminated in founding The Family Chef, her love letter to the world. Here, she blends her global cooking experiences with her love for feeding the hungry, and passion for building up families. Her hobbies are as diverse as her resume, from salsa dancing, to traveling, exploring new food scenes, playing pickleball, and spending time in prayer to deepen her faith, to list just a few.

Anthony Iseley
Personal Chef

Anthony's gastronomic journey began along California's coast, training in top-tier restaurants before mastering his craft at the San Francisco Cooking School. His diverse experience spans Brazilian, American, Italian, Californian, and Mexican cuisines, enriched by skills in butchery and commercial fishing. With over seven years in the industry, Anthony's passion for blending the freshest ingredients into culinary masterpieces continues to grow. Two years ago, he returned to Northern Kentucky to be closer to family, help around the family farm, and even started to grow his own produce as a hobby during the summer. When not in the kitchen, Anthony enjoys spearfishing, surfing, hiking, painting, and dirt biking. He also has a unique pastime—diving for sea urchins which he became a pro at during his stint as a commercial fisherman.

Kate Lopez
Personal Chef

Chef Kate, a native of Cincinnati, has carved a remarkable path in the culinary world, driven by early kitchen experiences with her mom and encouragement from her grandmother. She holds a Culinary Arts degree from the University of Akron and a Certificate in L’Art de la Pâtisserie from the French Pastry School in Chicago. Her career flourished in Chicago, where she spent 12 years at prestigious restaurants, hotels, and private clubs, honing a wide array of cuisines and techniques. In 2016, Kate returned to Cincinnati, joining Jean-Robert de Cavel as Pastry Chef at Restaurant L, before advancing to Chef Manager with Compass Group. Her culinary delights are deeply rooted in the joy her creations bring to others. Kate, alongside her chef husband, finds joy in their daughter’s role as their eager taste-tester. Away from the kitchen, she enjoys family time, travel, and reading.

Grant Iseley
Personal Chef

From his early days in California to his current role in Cincinnati, Grant's culinary journey reflects a deep passion for diverse flavors and cooking. Starting at age 10, he prepared breakfast for his family, including Chef Anthony, nurturing a love for food that led him to pursue a Hospitality degree at the University of Kentucky in 2009. Working part-time at The Corner Café, he gained practical experience which he later expanded in Los Angeles' vibrant food scene. Relocating to Cincinnati in 2016 with his wife, Grant became a sought-after caterer, impressing with his skills in smoking techniques learned at Eli's BBQ and kitchen management at Condado Tacos. His expertise makes him an exemplary personal chef, adept in managing dietary preferences and food safety. Beyond cooking, Grant's passions include gardening—using his home-grown produce in recipes—and hiking with his wife and dog, always exploring new culinary ideas.

Madeline Hendrix
Director of Operations

Madeline was raised in Southern California, but now lives in Columbus and works as our Director of Operations and Marketing. She received her undergraduate degree in Marketing from the University of Notre Dame, where she was also a part of the Women’s Boxing team, and her MBA from Western Governors University. Madeline is coming to us from a career in education, working as the head of the Business Department at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus. After 6 years in education, she is excited to bring a fresh perspective and hopefully pick up some cooking skills along the way. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time outside with her husband and toddler son, as well as hiking and reading. In her role, Madeline is responsible for client communications and relations, as well as developing and executing marketing strategies that enhance our company and engage our customers. As such, she will be the person most frequently communicating with you, so do not hesitate to reach out to her if you have any questions or concerns. While Madeline won’t be working in your kitchens, she serves as a happy taste-tester for new recipes, and is looking forward to keeping things cooking behind the scenes.

Join our Team
We're Hirring

The Family Chef is expanding! If you’re passionate about cooking great food and seeking a fun and creative work environment with competitive pay and a flexible schedule, we would love to welcome you to our family! We have both part-time and full-time opportunities available in Cincinnati and Columbus.We are looking for chefs with at least two years of professional cooking experience, excellent communication and problem-solving skills, and a reliable vehicle. Reliability and professionalism are a must, and candidates must pass a background and drug test.If you’re interested in joining us, please submit a cover letter below. Our Director of Operations will follow up with you to get started. We look forward to welcoming you to The Family Chef and working together to create delicious experiences for our clients.Join our team and become part of a dynamic group dedicated to culinary excellence and exceptional service. We can't wait to meet you!

Anthony Iseley

Personal Chef

All the way from California, meet Chef Anthony!! Anthony was raised in Southern California but has deep Kentucky roots. He spent his professional career in California where he trained at some of the best restaurants along the coast. He attended Culinary Arts School at San Francisco Cooking School, and has experience not only in Brazilian, American, Italian, Californian, and Mexican restaurants, but in butchery and commercial fishing as well.Anthony loves to mix the freshest ingredients to make his masterpieces. With more than 7 years of restaurant experience, Anthony is more passionate about cooking than ever!He recently just moved back to Northern Kentucky to live closer to his family and help around the family farm. He has even taken up growing his own produce this summer.Fun fact: he used to dive for sea urchins in Southern California while working as a commercial fisherman for a large seafood company.His other hobbies include: spear fishing, surfing, hiking, painting, and dirt biking.

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Rachael Willig

Owner and Executive Chef

Rachael's culinary journey is an inspiring tale that spans continents, from the snowy slopes of Courchevel, France, to the sunny coasts of Marbella, Spain, and into the rich cultural heart of Florence, Italy. In France, she mastered the art of fine dining at a ski resort, embracing both the precision of French cuisine and the thrill of skiing on her days off. Her adventure continued in Spain, at a 5-star hotel, where she learned the ins and outs of food service, from banquets to room service, fine dining to casual, soaking up the diverse aspects of the culinary world by the Mediterranean Sea. In Italy, Rachael deepened her craft in the kitchens of Grand Hotel Cavour and Locale Firenze, guided by expert Italian chefs and the invaluable lessons of an Italian grandmother, enriching her understanding of Italian cooking.This global journey was built on a foundation laid in her childhood home, where cooking with her mom for a family of 10 ignited her passion for food and service. Further shaped by her education at The Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State, and by working at fine dining restaurants, catering services, and country clubs, in her beloved hometown, Cincinnati! She was even honored to train under the late Chef Jean Robert, a Cincinnati legend.  

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Kate Lopez

Personal Chef

Kate is a native Cincinnatian who holds a degree in Culinary Arts from the University of Akron as well as her Certificate L’Art de la Pâtisserie from the esteemed French Pastry School, in Chicago. While working towards her degree she worked at Sturkey’s, under the guidance of Paul and Pam Sturkey. Kate spent the 12 years working at some of the top restaurants, hotels and private clubs in Chicago, expanding her knowledge and expertise in a flavorful variety of cuisines and techniques.In 2016, Kate returned to Cincinnati to raise herfamily and work with Jean-Robert de Cavel as hisPastry Chef at Restaurant L. Kate left RestaurantL to take a position within Compass Group,ultimately rising to Chef Manger. Kate’s greatest joy in cooking and baking hasalways come from the enjoyment others find inher creations. She is looking forward to cookingon a more personal level!Kate and her husband, who is also a chef, have aprecocious 8-year-old daughter who loves to bethe taste-tester for Mom and Dad.When Kate isn’t in the kitchen, she loves hangingout with her family, traveling and reading.

How we can help you
"The Family Chef has been a lifesaver for our family; having home cooked, healthy, DELICIOUS meals ready to serve every day is a game changer in our hectic schedules. All of that with the added bonus of not needing to plan meals or grocery shopping alleviates our stress and frees up time to spend as a family. Our kids love Chef Kate and ask for her everyday. We are so appreciative of her and The Family Chef!" -Stacy Lindeman
"The Family Chef has been a lifesaver for our family; having home cooked, healthy, DELICIOUS meals ready to serve every day is a game changer in our hectic schedules. All of that with the added bonus of not needing to plan meals or grocery shopping alleviates our stress and frees up time to spend as a family. Our kids love Chef Kate and ask for her everyday. We are so appreciative of her and The Family Chef!" -Stacy Lindeman
"We are loving this service! It’s the best money I have spent since I went back to work!" -Erin Matt
I am super thankful for this service. I have my kids actually enjoying the meals. Thank you for offering a great service to help get healthy meals on the table. It has been a huge blessing to our family. We really enjoy, Chef Kate, she is an amazing chef. - Chrisy Spanyer
This service & Chef Kate have made such a positive impact on our family, we are thrilled to have found you!!!  - Julie Kleinhenz
“The Family Chef has been a wonderful solution for our family! Having several nights of ready-to-go, homemade, and healthy meals in the fridge means easier nights and more family meals for us. The chefs are talented and professional and very easy to work with!” - Miriam Gibbs

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