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Professional Culinary Service

Culinary By Design offers custom catering, personal chef services and private cooking celebrations.

Life is busy, a personal chef service is the perfect choice for those seeking delicious wholesome meals that come fully prepared, packaged and easy to serve. Meal prep is available for pick up or delivery by appointment only. Custom meal prep is an exclusive service offered to those who require accommodation for specific dietary and nutritional needs.

Private chef dinners and hands-on cooking celebrations offer a special and fun way to celebrate any occasion. Menus are designed to fit a specific celebration or love of a specific cuisine.

Catering services are customized for each client, a brief consultation is required for menu options with pricing. Catering service options are pick up, delivery, on-site set up and full service.

"Dinner Belle" is the commercial catering kitchen operated and owned by Culinary By Design (Chef Mia Humphrey). It is located in Chardon at 211 Cherry Avenue. The Dinner Belle is a fully licensed catering kitchen and is open to schedule meal prep services and/or private chef services Mon-Fri 10am-4pm. 


Executive Chef Mia Humphrey

My passion for cooking began as a young child growing up in Southern California. I have many memories of spending time in the kitchen with my Mom and enjoying home cooked meals with family. My interest in cooking steadily increased during college. I found myself preparing meals for friends and roommates on a regular basis. I watched the Food Network routinely which inspired me to experiment with different flavors, ingredients and cooking techniques. I spent most of my free time in the kitchen creating new dishes or at farmers markets searching for the perfect ingredient. Inevitably, I realized that I wanted cooking to be more than a hobby.

After graduating college, I decided I should pursue the possibilities of cooking as a profession. I enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at the San Diego Culinary Institute where I received my education in 2005.  For the next few years, I learned from some amazing chefs in a few of San Diego's finest restaurants.  These experiences helped me to obtain positions as a restaurant chef, catering chef and chef instructor. I will always miss California, but I have welcomed Northeast Ohio as my new home. I enjoy living in a region where seasons are evident, providing me with revolving inspirations in my culinary creations. However, my California roots will always be represented in my style of cuisine. I enjoy cooking with fresh ingredients, using bright and bold flavors and applying simple but classic techniques. I love to share my passion of cooking and food with others. I created Culinary By Design to provide a professional culinary service that is creative, convenient and enjoyable, helping busy people eat better. 

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Private Dinners & Cooking Classes

Private Dinners - Culinary By Design makes hosting simple and fun. Private Dinner menus and the type of dining service are tailored for each individual client. Culinary By Design prepares your menu off-site and arrives at your venue location to complete preparation and executes the service of choice. The host(s) can enjoy the evening with friends, family or colleagues and entertain with ease.

Private Cooking Classes - Not the best cook? Love good food? Both Hands-on and Demonstration cooking classes are a great way to gain knowledge in the kitchen while having fun with your guests.

Private cooking classes are a creative and fun way to celebrate any occasion. 

This service includes a professionally trained chef instructor, a customized menu, generous samples of the dishes made in class and recipes for each guest. 

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Customized Meal Prep Services

Life is busy. Finding time to make wholesome home made meals is challenging for everyone. Culinary By Design's meal prep service is custom built for each client to suit their lifestyle. Wholesome, home made breakfast, lunch and dinner options are available. Each menu is tailored to the clients needs. Culinary By Design will accommodate food allergies, food restrictions and/or nutrition specific diet plans to create individual menus for everyone.

All of Culinary By Design's services, especially this one, are meant to make "scratch" made meals enjoyable, easier and stress free.


Contact us to schedule a consultation for your culinary design. We are committed to custom cooking for your lifestyle.

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