Nourishing a Need

Nourishing a Need

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    A local woman recently launched a business that delivers healthy, ready-made meals to your doorstep. A service that's needed now more than ever. Read on for all the tasty details!

    Any regular day, a service delivering healthy meals to your doorstep is a good idea. Today, with the recent closure of all dine-in restaurants, it’s even better. That’s the service Heirloom Chef offers with healthy meal delivery to customers in the Cincinnati area. 

    “We focus on both individual meals as well as family style meals,” says Owner/Chef Jackie Djordjevic. “We prepare and deliver to your door and the customer just has to reheat. We work out of the Findlay Kitchen in downtown Cincinnati.”

    Djordjevic says that she was inspired to launch a meal delivery service because she wanted to make healthy meals for busy families.

    “I struggled as a young adult with autoimmune disease and found myself on a journey to changing my lifestyle so that I could have a better quality of life,” she says. “Healthy food doesn’t have to be boring.”

    Heirloom Chef Owner Jackie Djordjevic

    And to make healthy food fun and more exciting, Djordjevic says that she’s always on the lookout for new and interesting foods while also bringing back classics that everyone knows and loves. 

    Those classics are just as tasty as ever, but “cleaned up” a little. “I try to use inspiration from my family and the types of food I saw my grandma and grandpa make, as well as my mom made when I was a kid,” she says. “There is a lot of food history in my family and I like to think I pay a little homage to the wonderful cooks who came before me.”

    Djordjevic says that her experience in the food industry goes back more than 13 years when she got her culinary degree from the Midwest Culinary Institute. However, Djordjevic isn’t the only one working behind the scenes at Heirloom Chef. She says she also has a small team of other inspiring women who help to make the business what it is today. 

    Meal prep and delivery services are available to Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Each week you’ll find a new menu to order from and delivery is made straight to your door the following week. 

    Djordjevic says that there are so many things on her menu, that it’s hard to find something you won’t like. “Since the menu is constantly changing you can truly never get food boredom,” she says. “Some of our fan favorites include Shepherd’s pie, braised pulled pork with roasted plantain salad, and prosciutto wrapped cod with a lemon caper sauce. We also offer vegan/vegetarian meals.”

    Djordjevic says that the meals she makes are free of dairy, wheat, processed sugars, and additives. Heirloom Chef will also work with families who have special dietary requests. Additionally, Heirloom Chef is the only Whole30 approved partner in Cincinnati, so the business follows the Whole30 guidelines for preparing the food.

    Currently, Djordjevic is scaling the business with continual growth each week. “We are focused and dedicated to reaching as many local families as we can with our meals,” she says. “We believe we can help busy people find more balance in their lives and we love that we play a small role in helping them do so through this business.”

    To learn more about Heirloom Chef, visit There you can subscribe to emails for weekly menus. You can also follow along with the Heirloom Chef on Facebook and Instagram.