Personal Chef

Healthy Living


Melissa is a plant-based personal chef in Los Angeles, CA. She's originally from Milwaukee, WI (yes, she's a Packers fan), and has been vegan since 2005. She is a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in clinical lab sciences, received her plant-based chef certification from Rouxbe online culinary school, and received a certificate in plant-based nutrition through T. Colin Campbell and eCornell.


Melissa loves cooking for people and the kitchen is definitely her happy place! She hosts events, demos, and workshops, and is always in the kitchen testing new recipes. You can also find her teaching cooking classes at The Delightful Table Plant-Based Cooking School in Los Angeles! She has done immense research on how to heal herself through food and is very passionate about nutrition. Her goal is to show people how easy and fun it can be to eat healthier and give them the tools they need to live their best, healthiest lives.



Personal Chef

Food + wellness demos, cooking lessons, catering for small events + more!


Grocery shopping, pantry/fridge clean-outs, meal plans, skype sessions + more.


Recipe development for brands and restaurants.


"​I am a carnivore but I hardly thought about my normal diet during the week that I ate the meals prepared by Melissa. They were unique, flavorful, diverse and absolutely delicious! I was so in love with some of the dishes that I was instantly craving them when it was all over and done with. Overall I didn't have to think about cooking for an entire week and didn't miss any of the food I was used to. Would definitely use Melissa's services again!"

Spencer K.





Serving the Los Angeles area

(& will travel!)

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Graduate of:

  • UW-Milwaukee

  • Rouxbe Online Culinary School

  • Center for Nutrition Studies through eCornell


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© 2017 by Melissa | Forkin' Plants

Los Angeles, CA

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