Photo by Amy Zawacki

Photo by Amy Zawacki

 

Meet the naughty vegetarian

Founder and Executive Chef Melanie Gregg (aka Melanaki) IS The Naughty Vegetarian. Her obsession with delicious food and the creative process of cooking drives this endeavor. As a former food photographer, small local farm owner, and long-time feeder of the community...it is no surprise she continues to commit more and more time to the kitchen.

"I love to eat. I am a carb-and-cheese-aholic so sometimes I need to reign myself in. I try to eat healthy most of the time but I don't want my meals to suck. I learned over a decade ago that the best way to accomplish that is to make it myself."

  Photo by Amy Zawacki

Photo by Amy Zawacki

 

Meet the sensible omnivore

Assistant Chef Dave Eagle is The Sensible Omnivore. He loves all kinds of meat, but not everyday. He lived in Vermont for 10 years, and literally worked for food on the small farms in his area. Those years of improvising meals around whatever he got for payment helped to hone his skills in the kitchen, whetting his appetite for delicious, fresh, and seasonal meals. He would also eat four White Castle cheeseburgers right now if he could.

"I love to eat. I grew up picky, eating nothing but junk food so now I try to reign myself in. I try to eat deliciously all the time, but I don't want my meals to kill me. I learned over a decade ago that the best way to accomplish that is to make it myself."

we're the Company you want over for dinner

We mostly cook vegetarian, but not always. We love produce, but also bacon. We are consumed by making, serving, and eating food.

We cook all types of food for all types of people. Whether you want Moroccan Lentil Stew or our signature Mac-n-Cheese, Vegetable Thai Curry or Spicy Enchiladas, Vegan Bulgogi or Savory Smoked Brisket...we've got your back. We are super creative, love to source seasonal ingredients, and menu creation is our jam (spicy plum is also our jam...you oughta' try it). We are just obsessed with cooking. And eating.

Sometimes it's naughty. Sometimes it's nice. But it's always delicious.

Private chef & catering
Orange County, CA
Destination Available
Cooking Lessons Offered

(949) 394-2999