Welcome to FoodZen

FoodZen believes your time is valuable. We understand the demands of a busy schedule and you don't always have the time to put food first.

FoodZen is here to help with busy family schedules, assist professionals in a better work/life balance, and help seniors maintain their independence.


The peace of mind you get from eating healthy and delicious food


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Meet the Owner

Hi! I’m Destiny, the owner & Head Chef at FoodZen. My goal is to help lift the burden off of busy families, professionals, and aging seniors in our region by providing them with healthy and nutritious meals that are customized to their individual tastes and dietary needs.

Before graduating with honours from Top Toques Institute of Culinary Excellence, I spent over a decade as a business systems and operations specialist in the fast-paced, high-tech world. As a mom of three, I understand the demands of a busy schedule and the challenges of a work/life balance.

Growing up in Waterloo Region I spent hours in my grandmother’s kitchen developing my passion for wholesome, nutritious food. As my passion for food grew, and my ability to travel increased, I was able to expand my knowledge of international foods. Cooking has become an expression of my love to my family, friends, and the many local organizations I volunteer with, including The Kitchener Market, CISV Waterloo Region, and Timea’s Cause.

I created FoodZen to help bring zen to busy family schedules, assist professionals in a better work/life balance, and help seniors maintain their independence, giving you peace of mind so you can devote more time to you!

Services


In-Home Services

How many times this week have you opened your fridge or cupboard and hoped that a meal would magically appear? Prepared in your own kitchen, FoodZen will create healthy, nutritious meals based on your food preferences and dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, keto, dairy-free, and gluten-free. Perfect for busy families, professionals and ageing seniors, this service includes a one-on-one consultation to personalize your meals and grocery shopping.

Starting at $225 + the cost of groceries

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Private Dinner

Do you have a special occasion coming up? Maybe you're not quite ready to venture out to a restaurant yet. A private dinner is a safe way to celebrate a special occasion or get together with family and friends. Taking place in the comfort of your home, we will work with you to develop a menu that is based on your tastes and dietary needs.

Starting at $350 (includes the cost of food)

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Kitchen Life Coach

Do you wish you could eat healthier but due to busy schedules you keep falling back on old habits? Are you overwhelmed with meal planning and grocery shopping? As a Kitchen Life Coach, FoodZen is here to help you reach your kitchen goals. Over the course of 2-days, we will work together to help you become a healthy, stress-free, empowered foodie.

Starting at $175 + the cost of groceries 

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Reviews

What are customers saying about FoodZen

I cannot say enough good things about Destiny and her meals! I would honestly say it's been life-changing to have her cook these amazing meals for us. First, they're incredible and delicious - we're eating perfectly cooked steak, salmon, tons of flavourful vegetables, and real food from scratch. Second, it took a HUGE weight off our shoulders - no more thinking of what to make, getting groceries, and scrambling to feed everyone after busy workdays. Third, I swear it lowered our grocery bill and cut waste - no more watching food go bad before we got a chance to cook it. Fourth, no dishes and clean up from cooking all week - Destiny leaves our kitchen spotless! Fifth, Destiny herself is so great. Kind, lovely, and professional. Now we have more time together as a family, and that is priceless. I would recommend this service a million times over, thank you Destiny!!

Camille K

Chef Destiny did an amazing job adjusting to our food preferences and delivered an awesome experience!! We did not have to clean up anything after dinner either, as the kitchen was spotless! Would definitely recommend :)

Szymon W

I gave the gift of delicious food to a friend with lots of dietary restrictions. Destiny prepared some fantastic meals for them that brought them so much joy and made their life a bit easier. I highly recommend FoodZen!

Katie T

FoodZen was amazing! We had Destiny prepare a meal for a dinner party we were hosting for 6. Destiny helped prepare the menu by getting an idea of our preferences and making suggestions. We decided on lamb shank, and sides of polenta and in season veg, arugula salad with vinaigrette to start. We also requested one of the meals be a vegetarian option. The food from the first bite was absolutely amazing, with our guests saying it was the best lamb they had EVER tasted. The presentation was exquisite and plate to table service extremely professional. We highly recommend FoodZen and are planning to order from them soon! Thank you so much for such a wonderful night!!

Laura L

We have ordered from FoodZen repeatedly over the last few months and have always been extremely impressed with the service and quality of the food. The recipes are unique flavourful and reasonably priced. We would recommend FoodZen to everyone!

Julie Z

Chef Destiny is incredible at what she does. She is attentive, kind and talented! A wonderful chef who brings so much experience and variety to the table! Her meals are delicious, nutritious and presented beautifully. I highly recommend choosing Chef Destiny to anyone looking for chef services. You won’t regret it!

Farah S

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