Taking Pure Joy Cooking
Taking Pure Joy Cooking

Taking Pure Joy Cooking

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Introduction: Hello! Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a young woman living and working in the Bay Area as a personal chef. I received my culinary training in Florence Italy several years ago and have been doing what I love ever since...creating meals that nourish bodies, tickle taste buds, and bring loved ones together. My focus is on transforming simple ingredients into delicious dishes specifically tailored to the needs of individuals and families who need to take a little pressure off the daily grind while still making sure that their bodies get the proper fuel. Any diet. Any budget. We can find something that works for you. Why do I do what I do? As someone who started cooking for her family at a young age, I have always marveled at the way in which a quality meal can bring loved one's together and it is my hope to bring that togetherness to you and yours. As someone with some serious dietary constraints, I understand the importance of a healthy diet tailored to you and I understand the struggle it can be to find quick, easy, tasty meals that fit your needs. I want to take that struggle away! Thanks for taking the time to read about Taking Pure Joy! Best, Teddy

Hired 6 times

1 similar job done near you

1 employee

5 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

Featured Projects

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, responsiveness, and professionalism.

Exceptional 5.0

10 reviews


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Schuyler K.

Teddy's work is phenomenal! She always has a great selection of delicious dishes on the menu while also providing friendly and flexible service for me
Jul 19, 2021
Kathy S.

Personal Chef

Teddy is a great chef and cooked everything to perfection, we absolutely will work with her again
Taking Pure Joy Cooking's reply
Thank you Kathy! It was an absolute pleasure :) I look forward to working with you in the future!
Oct 14, 2019
Aimee C.

Working with Teddy has been great. She consistently delivers healthy and delicious meals for my family. She customizes our menu selection based on our preferences and purchases organic food for us at my request. I highly recommend Teddy!
Jan 31, 2020
Will S.

Taking Pure Joy was flexible in working with me on a delicious surprise dinner for loved ones. They prepared an excellent meal in advance and delivered it so it was staged at the perfect timing to be enjoyed by all, even the kids! I would definitely hire Taking Pure Joy again.
Jan 17, 2020
Debra M.

The time Teddy has taken to figure out healthy dinners has been awsum! The dinners are amazing and the peanut butter coconut ice cream is so good and good for you! I highly recommend Teddy’s service.
Taking Pure Joy Cooking's reply
Thank you Debra! It's been a joy working with you and your husband!
Jul 13, 2019


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I try to work within your budget. I am so passionate about what I do and I want to bring that joy to you. I believe God food is something everyone should enjoy regardless of budget

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Depending on the service desired I sit down with a new customer and chat about dietary needs, taste preferences and budget. From there, I carefully plan several menu options for them to choose from. Once the menu is chosen we are in business!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I attended Culinary school in Florence, Italy

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