Simone Shifnadel is a self taught chef on a mission: To prove that paleo cuisine can be just as gourmet, refined, and artfully presented as what you’d find in a fine French bistro. She is the founder, chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering, a 100% gluten-free catering company in San Francisco, that specializes in paleo cuisine. She draws on her Weston A. Price based nutrition education to bring nutrition to her cooking, and belies the notion that healthy food can’t be delicious enough to impress the most serious gourmand.
In the spring of 2013, Simone will be opening San Francisco’s very first gluten-free shared commissary kitchen, providing a safe place for gluten-free chefs and bakers to prepare their products. Zenbelly Kitchen will also make it possible for Simone to launch a paleo meals to go service, making good food accessible to more people. Simone offers a chef’s perspective to paleo recipes on her blog, Zenbellyblog.com. There, she shares her grain-free recipes that have made believers out of some of the most die-hard gluten eaters, and has encouraged countless people to roll up their sleeves and have fun creating simple, delicious, healthy food.