Since the beginning of Cook a Box in 2013, we have worked with a variety of Chefs and Suppliers to create and bring you amazing recipes. Our original Chef, Chef Vanessa Bayma is an award-winning chef who creates restaurant-quality recipes that you can cook with ease at home. "My mission is to bring you great food that creates great memories on the dinner table. My passion for cooking was born under my Sicilian grandmother's feet as a child and carried on throughout my professional career. Starting at age 13 at a mom-and-pop's pizzeria, to working through college at a law firm and a catering company, I always found myself surrounded by the motivational and supportive mentors a young professional deserves.
For our Honest Kitchen recipes, we have worked in the past with the Chefs and Owners behind KeepEatReal. The founders Maria Abi Hanna & Nadine Tayara are two licensed dietitians with a passion for food and nutrition who will take you on a journey of healthy living and clean eating that goes beyond nuts and berries! "Our philosophy is quite simple; we try to practice what we preach and make sure it’s always part of our lifestyle. We don’t believe in extremes and we love creating meals that are healthy, wholesome and always encourage moderation, balance and variety when it comes to food and exercise which allows us to nourish our mind, body and soul." We have taken their original ethos and are still creating recipes that follow these philosophies today. We work with suppliers that follow these ideals too, from Ripe for a variety of poultry and meat to sourcing the best of sustainable or wild fresh fish product from local markets. We ensure that the ingredients you cook with are the best that we can find and stand behind this every day.