About the Founder
I'm a chef and food educator who believes that we are what we eat. After a dozen years as a restaurant chef, I slowly realized that the high-stress environment of a restaurant kitchen was incompatible with my own desire for health and balance. Today, I'm lucky to spend my time helping people achieve happiness and health in their own lives.
Philip Meeker was classically trained in French cuisine at l’Ecole Superieur de Cuisine Francais Gregoire-Ferrandi in Paris. While living in France, he worked in a boulangerie, a patisserie, and the two-star Michelin restaurant Alain Senderens. For the past seven years, he has worked at various restaurants In Atlanta that specialize in French, Greek, Latin, and New American Cuisine. Most recently, he was the opening chef for Kimball House, which was named Southern Living’s Best New Restaurant in the South during his tenure. There, he pioneered a culinary apprenticeship program and designed the restaurant’s edible organic garden.
In 2014, after helping his wife battle a debilitating autoimmune disease using delicious, healthy food tailored to her severe dietary restrictions, Philip decided to leave the restaurant industry. He began working as a food educator, consulting directly with people interested in learning about and eating delicious, nourishing cuisine that supports a holistic lifestyle. Because of his years in the restaurant industry, he is lucky to have close relationships with many farmers and local specialty food purveyors.
When he is not working with companies and private clients, Philip donates his time to various charitable causes, including working with edible school gardens and consulting for nonprofits.