About the Chef
My name is Nathaniel De Young - professional meal prepper, personal chef and owner of Honey Bread. I absolutely love cooking for others and appreciate how a good home cooked meal can nourish and bring people together.
My experience: I have more than sixteen years experience in professional kitchens. For seven years, I worked as food technologist in a test kitchen where I researched and developed recipes for some of the largest food companies in the world. I also have experience as Neapolitan pizza chef, German wood-fired bread baker, French bistro pastry chef, independent food consultant and culinary arts instructor at Northern Essex Community College. I opened Honey Bread Meal Prep in 2020.
My education: I completed a culinary arts program at North Shore Community College in 2018. I have developed my skills since then, learning world cuisines and adapting recipes to special diets.
I specialize in preparing personalized meals made with plentiful fruits and vegetables (organic whenever possible), 100% whole-grain pasta, rice and grains, humanely-raised animal products, wild-caught seafood and healthy fats, with the occasional treat or dessert (homemade, of course!).
And unless you say otherwise, I make sure not to include heavily-processed oils, artificial flavorings/colorings, preservatives, and other highly-processed ingredients.
But I also know that every person has their own preferences and goals. Maybe you are looking for the comfort food your grandmother made when you were growing up and don't want to worry about organic and minimally-processed ingredients. Maybe your goal is to eat exactly the way your nutritionist has suggested. Maybe you just want to feel happy and healthy, and eating homemade meals you enjoy is the way for you to get there. Whatever your goals and whatever your journey, I'm here to help!
My goal is to keep Honey Bread small and local. This way, I am always able to offer my clients attentive and personalized service. I want to make sure you always feel completely delighted and taken care of - if you aren't happy for any reason with my service, I want to understand what went wrong and to fix it as quickly as possible.
Please reach out with any questions - I'm here to help! I'm really looking forward to cooking for you and your family!