Chef Maggie

Chef Olivia

Chef Lily

Chef Lavinia

Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN

While Chef Maggie specializes in nutritional cooking, if there is something she can’t answer or you want additional nutritional assistance, we keep registered dietitian on-staff if you wish to set up an appointment, we can help you.

All chefs have a minimum $700 starting rate plus the cost of groceries, please contact for a custom quote.
Meal prep is only a available to existing clients in-home, with a 3 day a week commitment .


My focus is to place you in homes where you will be happy and can exercise your creative abilities. We are passionate about the importance of mental health. We listen strongly to what type of client you want. Whether it’s short term, long term, nutrition driven or a specific cuisine, it’s imperative to get the little details right so you and the client have a positive working relationship.

Bilingual preferred, experienced, private Chef who is able to use high-quality seasonal ingredients to prepare and cook healthy & delicious in a private home. Take full charge of the culinary services for the family. This exciting position will allow for creativity, shaping of the food program and the kitchen. Flexibility to travel often is a requirement.


Guess what? I don’t care about your resume, there I said it! That’s just one of the many things that separates our agency from the rest.

Anyone can look good on paper, but I want to know the real you. Yes,I need to know your previous experience, but I care more about what your strengths, what you love to do, and what you’re looking for in a work environment.

If you don’t have a resume send me a brief history of your work experience, your highlights, and anything that will sell you. I would also like to know your hobbies, and what you’ve disliked about working with clients in the past. For instance, my dislikes are cheffing on yachts and working with multiple children. I prefer adult centered families. It’s okay, too, for you to disclose this kind of information. The more I know about you, the more longevity I can get you with a client, your forever kitchen.

All clients are selected by referral basis only, I do not advertise and I spend considerable time getting to know the client and their history with chefs before I take them on. I want to protect my chefs by assuring you’re in a safe and happy environment, because I believe in quality over quantity.

Let’s get you hired.


After living in Miami for 16 years, Maggie is now based in her hometown of Houston, she provides private chef services and travels with clients.

Chef Maggie currently cooks for Lance McCullers Jr, pitcher for the Houston Astros and has spent three consecutive off-seasons in Miami with a well-known NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints. She has also meal prepped and cooked for players from the Houston Rockets, LA Chargers, San Francisco 49ers and more, focusing on nutrition and helping clients create a lifestyle that includes mindful eating and modern food culture. When she’s not feeding the appetite of some of the nation’s greatest athletes, she is cooking for busy influential professionals.

Chef Maggie is available for short term and long term contract and extended trips she does not do one time dinners but will happily place one for you.


American born, Chef Olivia has nearly 25 years of hospitality experience; with extensive time onboard luxury yachts she now floats seasonally between her client’s home estates, from Caribbean Islands to New York and New England, Southern California to South of France. Chef Olivia focuses on serving quality sourced vibrant dishes to desired tastes. Her bright and flavorful creations are indication of her other life passions of art, travel, and horticulture, in a style described as “Simply Elegant”. She succeeds in the private sector both by culinary skill set and her kindly pleasant personality. 
She invites you to share her love and joy of taste and ensures you’ll have a memorable experience.


Chef Lily brings new meaning to “More than a Chef” she goes above and beyond to for her clients. 
Lily has 14 years of experience in restaurants and with private families. She is based in Miami and she specializes in yachting. 
She has a Master of Science in Hospitality Management from Florida International University and Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts (Cum Laude) and an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Johnson & Wales. 
And if you’re a wine enthusiast, she can provide an interactive tasting or pairing at your request. She has her European Wine Certificate Sommelier Training (Grand Distinction)Deutsche Wein- und Sommelier Schule – Koblenz, DEU

Chef Lavinia

Chef Lav is self-taught sushi chef and a just a click away from coming to your house for a night of Homakase (Omakase at home). Her love of eating sushi began when she was a student, but going out to a sushi restaurant was expensive on a college budget, so she learned  to make it herself, now two years later, she’s doing it for us!  
She is available for small events, classes and private dinners. An evening of Homakase would make an excellent house warming gift or stocking stuffer any night of the week. She is also available for travel.  

Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN

Monica Auslander Moreno, MS, RDN is the founder of Essence Nutrition, a group practice of registered dietitians and psychotherapists based in Miami. Monica oversees all of Essence’s private client work while focusing on Essence’s corporate wellness programming, speaking engagements, non-private client nutrition consulting services, school wellness programming, and marketing. She was the dietitian for the Miami Marlins and is the visiting dietitian specialist at Ocean Reef Resort and Club. She is also an adjunct professor in the graduate Dietetics and Nutrition program at Florida International University. 
Before opening her practice, she completed her undergraduate education at the University of Florida and earned her Master’s of Dietetics and Nutrition at Florida International University. She was previously employed as a clinical dietitian at Jackson Memorial Hospital and as an adjunct Nutrition professor at the University of Miami and Keiser University. Monica has spoken at national nutrition and wellness conferences and delivered hundreds of nutrition presentations over her career, been featured in various print and media publications, and maintains membership within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetics Practice Group, Integrative Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group, Collegiate and Professionals Sports Dietitians Association, and Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group. She has been a member of the Junior League of Miami since 2011, serves on the advisory board of Teen Health 101, was the Diversity Liaison for the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and is a past co-chair and current board member of Jewish Community Services of South Florida’s Young Alliance. She is a past recipient of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce Businesswoman in Healthcare of the Year award. She is based in Miami and enjoys Pilates, baking without recipes, her sweet elderly spaniel, and surviving motherhood of two little boys.