In November 2009, Krishna Chapatwala started
as a way to both fulfill a passion of hers and a demand currently not being met in the Cincinnati culinary scene. Green Eats focuses on providing local, seasonal ingredients that give her clients great tasting, healthy food that is also great for the environment.
"My love of cooking and food grew while in Cincinnati," said Chapatwala, who was born in India and moved to Cincinnati approximately five years ago. "I always enjoyed cooking, and while I was in college it is how I made my evenings and weekends pass."
After moving to Cincinnati Chapatwala decided to enroll at the Midwest Culinary Institute
at Cincinnati State where she earned a Culinary Arts certificate to compliment the business degree she earned previously. After graduating she began her catering and personal chef business part-time, and recently turned it into a full-time operation.
"I started going to Findlay Market and it really hit me that I wasn't meant for a typical 9-5 office job," Chapatwala explained. "Now I no longer have to worry about working a full-time job and doing my passion on the side. Green Eats
allows me to do what I love to do which is use local, seasonal ingredients while working with local farmers to create great tasting healthy food for my clients."
Chapatwala says that most of her clients want to have food that is locally-sourced and raised in environmentally sensitive ways, but they often don't have the time or energy to do the research on the products. As a result, they rely on Green Eats to do all the work for them. Presently, Green Eats has business relationships with about a half-dozen Findlay Market
merchants and farmers - a number that continues to grow as Chapatwala continues to grow her business and food offerings.
"I have prepared Mexican, Indian, Hungarian, Thai and Vegan food for my clients, and for me it's very rewarding to try something new," said Chapatwala. "When I have clients request food that I don't make daily it is very fun. I'm not limited to any particular kind of food and I will do just about anything."
Chapatwala says that prices for catering and personal chef services vary greatly based upon what is needed, but she emphasized that her services are "within anyone's budget" and that her food appeals to everyone. Those interested in learning more about Green Eats can contact Krishna Chapatwala at (513) 885-2822 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Randy A. Simes
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