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The Secret Ingredient is a personal chef service that specializes in therapeutic cooking. We support clients by creating custom meals that accomodate a wide variety of health conditions, food sensitivities, allergies and dietary restrictions. We also help families and new parents with meal support, and provide meals for weight management.

Some of the diets we work with regularly include:

  • Gluten Free (GF)

  • Dairy Free (DF)

  • Sugar-Free

  • Candida

  • Whole 30

  • Paleo

  • Ketogenic


  • GAPS

  • SCD (Crohn’s, ulcerative colitis)

  • Autoimmune Protocol (AIP, Hashimoto’s)

  • And Many More!

At this time and for the foreseeable future, we are cooking for clients off-site in our commercial kitchen in Redmond and delivering to your door.

We serve the greater Seattle area and the Eastside (Bellevue, Bothell, Edmonds, Issaquah, Kenmore, Kirkland, Lynnwood, Mercer Island, Newcastle, North Bend, Redmond and Sammamish, Snohomish and Woodinville) as well as the South Puget Sound including Kent, Auburn, Federal Way, Puyallup, Tacoma and surrounding areas.

Learn more about our services:

Meal prep

Personal Chef Services *Our most popular offering*

You choose the package based on your family size and needs.

  • Personalized menu planning for your needs, restrictions and tastes

  • Food for about a week. Our packages offer approximately 20, 30 or 40 meals

meal delivery

Individual Meal Delivery

We will soon be offering individual meal delivery services in Seattle, the Eastside and other areas that can be ordered through our meal delivery page.

  • low FODMAP (Monash)

  • Paleo

  • AIP paleo

  • Vegan

meal planning

Meal Planning

We offer custom meal planning for your specific needs and sensitivities. We offer two types of packages:

  • Meal plan and recipes for one full week (16-20 recipes total), including an ingredients list if desired

  • Ongoing recipe subscription for meal planning and recipes each week or twice a month (3-5 recipes, depending on your needs)