Private Plates

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    Chef Neil Zevnik holds a tray of tomatoes. Photo by Lisa Romerein
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    Overhead photograph of food ingredients including asparagus, scallops, corn, mangos, blood oranges. Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
    Overhead photograph of food ingredients including asparagus, scallops, corn, mangos, blood oranges. Photo by Lisa Romerein
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    Vanilla bean being scraped into a bowl of yogurt. Photo by Lisa Romerein
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    A parfait made of yogurt and berries in a glass dish on an aged wood countertop. Photo by Lisa Romerein
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    Chef Neil Zevnik chops kale in a kitchen with a white marble counter on a wood cutting board. Photo by Lisa Romerein
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    Among the healthy offerings from Los Angeles chef Neil Zevnik are fresh, new twists on scallops and insalata caprese. Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
    Among the healthy offerings from Los Angeles chef Neil Zevnik are fresh, new twists on scallops and insalata caprese. Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
  • Photo by Lisa Romerein
<< Back to Health & Wellness, July 2015
  • Stacie Stukin

Seven private chefs who elevate the art—and science—of dining well and living healthfully. 

The obstacles to healthful eating are not always so easily overcome as learning which foods offer superior antioxidant power or bestow more fiber. Complicating the equation much more often are the crunch of overburdened schedules and the standards of a sophisticated palate. The simplest way to vanquish one’s lack of time while elevating the gourmet experience at home, or even traveling, is to enlist the help of a private chef who can craft beautiful and delectable, yet also salubrious, meals.

Christian Paier—whose company, Private Chefs Inc., is one of the premier agencies placing chefs in homes all over the world—says those in the highest demand cook healthy food that is both nutritious and satisfying, which calls for organic, farm-fresh ingredients and low-sugar, low-fat preparations with an emphasis on whole foods and grains. “Whether a client is an athlete or a businessperson, it is important that he or she be healthy and at a peak level of performance,” Paier says. “A private chef affords that guarantee without having to think about it.” 
These seven top chefs are keeping their clients’ diets both clean and delicious.

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