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Private Chef Services by Taking Pure Joy

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For Any Diet

Trouble finding restaurants, meal services, and/or recipes that work with YOUR specific dietary needs and taste preferences? No longer. We are passionate about working with you and/or your healthcare team to create menus that work for you.

Quality Ingredients

You are in charge of what you put into your body. That's why we select ingredients of the highest quality and shop at the market/s of your choosing.

Pocket Book Friendly

We won't break your bank. It is our passion to get you the meals you need, regardless of your budget. Click below to read up on how to get the most bang for your buck!

Our Pricing

How it Works

Free Consultation

Let's set you up for success with Taking Pure Joy! Schedule your initial call with the chef today so that we can get to work on your ideal menu!

View Our Weekly Menu

We carefully curate a new menu every week. We call it "Menu Suggestions", as that is what they are. If your household has cravings outside of that menu, we are happy to cater to those needs as well! The sky is the limit!

Place Your Order

Selct the items you would like to order for the following week. Draw from our Menu Suggestions or from your own imagination.

Relax & Enjoy

Let us shop, cook, package, and clean! All you have to do is reheat when meal times comes around. While you wait, head on over to our blog to check out some of our favorite recipes!

What's cooking?

Some of our recent favorites

  • Shrimp Risotto

    Luscious risotto with jumbo shrimp featuring subtle hints of lemon and garnished with fresh parsley.

  • Balsamic Glazed Rainbow Carrots

    Farmers market carrots roasted with balsamic reduction to tender.

  • Green Pozole

    A traditional Mexican hominey soup. This one is chalk full of melt in your mouth chicken, mild chilis, and flavorful garnish.

Our Typical Client...Everyone!

Dietary Restrictions

Gluten free? Dairy free? Lactose free? Nut free? You name it, we can accommodate!

Busy Parents

Kids running around? No time to cook? This is where we started. Let us do the heavy lifting!

Working Professionals

Individual or couple on that 9-5 grind? No time to shop and cook? Let us take over.

Coping with Illness

Our highly customizable service allows us to work with those of you struggling with illness that requires special dietary care.

Disordered Eating

We are here to help! We will work with you and your recovery team to get recovery appropriate meals on the table.

Other Fun Things We Do!

Private Dinner, Pasta Making Classes, Cocktail Party Hors D'oeuvres

  • Private Dinners

    Our talented team of chefs not only prepare food to be delivered to you and yours on a weekly basis, but we also offer in home small event catering for groups of 6-12. Check out our Private Events page HERE. Do something special for the next birthday, anniversary, holiday, etc. in your life.

  • Pasta Making Classes

    Our founder, Teddy Danielson, attended culinary school in Italy before starting Taking Pure Joy LLC. Although we now offer much more than Italian cuisine, Teddy is still passionate about pasta making and teaching others the craft. Take a look at our Pasta Making page HERE to learn more.

  • Cocktail Party Hors D'oeuvres

    Our cocktail parties are a great option for those of you looking to get a mid-sized group together for thoughtfully crafted, delicious snacks and beverages. Our team will come to your home ~2 hours before the start of your event to get acquainted with the kitchen and to prep. We will remain on site for the duration of the event, coursing out hors d'oeuvres, keeping your guests happy, and ensuring that your space is spotless. All you have to do is help us plan the menu and enjoy your guests. If this sounds like the option for you, please email us HEREwith the details of your event. We will get you a quote as soon as possible.


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

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.

Teddy is a great chef and cooked everything to perfection, we absolutely will work with her again

First class experience. our eight guests were thrilled. wonderful to work with. organized, polite and fun.

The time Teddy has taken to figure out healthy dinners has been awesome! The dinners are amazing and the peanut butter coconut ice cream is so good and good for you! I highly recommend Teddy’s service.

We have been receiving meals from TakingPureJoy since the start of the year. The food is DIVINE! Delivered on time and the system is easy to use. Excellent communication! HIGHLY recommend!