Ep. 83: Women’s Work — A Chef-Turned Meal Planner
Adding to our summer series on entrepreneurs, artists, and creative women, in this episode I’m talking with a personal chef who decided to multiply her services to thousands of families at a time.
Allison Schaaf started a digital company, Prep Dish, out of her love of cooking and nutrition (if you’ve been around this podcast for long, you’ve heard of them—they’re one of our regular sponsors). This is Allison’s baby.
It’s a healthy meal-planning service that emails you a plan, grocery list, and instructions for 1-3 hours weekend prep each week. Afterwards, you’re completely ready for quick meals the week.
We talk about what inspired her to start a meal planning business from her experience as a personal chef, what it’s like to work with a remote team, what her daily routine is like, and how she continually keeps coming up with recipes (they’re legit good).
If you’re curious about the behind the scenes of running a digital meal-planning service, well—now you’ll know! Listen to Allison and be inspired by her creativity.
(Oh, and she also loves to travel. A woman after my own heart.)
Links From This Episode:
- Prep Dish
- Allison on Instagram
- Pomodoro technique
- Traction, by Gino Wickman
- TMAC Fitness
- At Home in the World, my latest book
- Tools of Titans, by Tim Ferriss
- Tsh on Twitter and Instagram
- Catch up on all the Women’s Work series
Big thanks to Allison, who’s giving Simple Show listeners get a two-week free trial of Prep Dish—head here! And use the code SIMPLE.