Category Archives: Chef’s Blog

Best Times to Exercise by Dr. Farid Zarif

You have either asked this question or wondered about it, “What are the best times for exercise.Now a new study may finally shine some light on the matter. Researchers found that exercising before eating has several beneficial effects, including preventing weight gain and maintaining insulin sensitivity. Researchers in Belgium took 27 healthy young men and […]

Welcome Dr. Farid Zarif to the California Chef Team!

Dr. Farid Zarif is a professional nutritionist. He is a former instructor at Western University School of Medicine, and has a PhD in human nutrition with a masters in public health. Dr. Zarif has 10 plus years of experience in management and education, his specialties are: Eating disorders, mental wellness therapy, holistic and functional nutrition, […]

Happy Anniversary, California Chef!

We at California Chef are celebrating our 13th year in business this month! And we would like to thank each and every one of you who have used our service at any time during that span! From Day 1, we have dedicated ourselves to providing the absolute best food for our clients, and we can […]

Yelp Users Say, “We Love You, California Chef!”

We just received a certificate from Yelp acknowledging us as “one of the most highly rated and best reviewed businesses on Yelp!” This follows notification back in April that for the 5th year in a row, we have been named an American Express Card Member Favorite! The message seems crystal clear: Once people try California […]

Go Ahead and Be a Fool—But a Wise One!

Whenever you’ve determined to zig while everyone else is zagging, there will be people who tell you that you’re being foolish—or reckless—or crazy. They may be right—or you might just be a genius! But a genius is a type of person who most people have a hard time recognizing—until that person has already accomplished something […]

When in Rome . . . (Or, How to Jump-Start Your Stalled Resolutions)

OK, I’m a procrastinator, and any procrastinator worthy of the title needs to be a good rationalizer—so I have that distinction as well. Now, how do I put these impressive skills to work to come to terms with the fact that it’s March 1st (March 1st!!!) and I’m nowhere near fulfilling the goals that I […]