How it Works
Personal Chef Service and/or Home Cooking Classes
It all starts with a customized menu based on your diet, likes, dislikes and any food allergies. Lovin’ the Oven will reserve a day or evening to come to your home, with groceries in hand, to prepare delicious meals for you and your family.
You can book Lovin’ the Oven for personal chef services, which include the preparation of a week’s worth of food. We do the grocery shopping for you and, if you prefer, we can bring our own pots and pans. Either way, your refrigerator will be full of food and your kitchen will be clean when we’ve completed our cook day.
We also offer cooking classes, which also take place in your home and can be combined with the preparation of a week’s worth of food. All options are customized to the individual but there are a few listed on our services page.
Please note: I can cook within most dietary restrictions including dairy free, egg free, paleo, gluten free, low cholesterol, diabetes, and renal diet. If your doctor has given you instructions on what to eat, please let me know. I also have experience with preparing meals in a kosher kitchen. Whether you are a vegan, vegetarian, or you would like to lose weight through portion control and eating healthier meals at home, we can work together to find delicious meals within your guidelines.
Angela Whitford-Downing, Owner and Founder
A chocolate covered hostess doughnut and an English muffin with butter and Velveeta cheese. That is what Angela had for breakfast every morning when she was a teenager. It goes without saying that she did not always eat healthy. After briefly living in San Diego, right down the street from a farmer’s market, she started to discover whole foods. Through preparing her own fresh meals, Angela realized she had major food intolerances! She didn’t know what normal felt like until she had unintentionally eliminated most prepackaged and processed food from her diet.
Angela’s passion for cooking and baking, combined with her M.Ed. and love of teaching, led her to create Lovin’ the Oven. Her specialty is practical recipes that can easily be recreated by her clients. Her favorite recipes are delicious, mostly healthy, and easy. Perfect for busy families. Her husband and two-year old daughter are happy to be part of the testing of her new recipes!