Fresh, inspired food from my heart to your plate



We offer Meal Delivery, Small Event Catering, and Cooking Classes.

Plus endless imagination and willingness to work with your needs. 

Scroll on down to browse our options.


Stress free, healthy meal prep for busy individuals, couples, and families

Feeling swamped? Finding it exhausting to come home and cook a healthy meal for you and yours after a long day? Time to take that off of your plat and put it onto mine. Having my own set of needs and wants around how I fuel my body, I understand that everyone has unique dietary restrictions and taste preferences. That's why I work closely with you and your loved ones to create the perfect plan. Vegan? Omnivore? Pescatarian? Vegetarian? You name it, I've got you!

Most customers sign up for a weekly plan, however we are more than willing to take smaller requests. Please shoot us an email so that we can get going on building you a menu. Maybe browse some options while you are at it here!


Small Events and Dinner Parties

Having a gathering at your house and don't want to stress about food? Allow me to work my magic in the kitchen and serve your guests tastebud-tantalizing treats. From cocktail party bites to 3 course sit-down dinners, your gathering will be the talk of the town. Select your menu from the following options.


A one of a kind experience

Whether your are looking to gain new skills in the kitchen or simply wanting to enjoy a unique experience with your friends and/or loved ones, we can find something that works for you. From pasta workshops, to entree workshops, to full 3-course meals, we can find something that works for you. Classes are aimed at groups of 1-10. Click the button below for more information.



What people are saying about Taking Pure Joy


I would Personally like to recommend Chef Teddy Danielson for any special meal for ANY special occasion. Talk about professional, innovative, creative, accommodating, a joy to work with and the meal outstanding. I hosted a paella garden party and she prepared a traditional seafood paella while also adjusting to my request to add chorizo and chicken. She prepared a very tasty and unusual salad to compliment the paella. All I did was pick up the bread and cheese. She even made an appetizer using an olive spread I brought back from a recent trip to NYC. She's delightful, fun, knowledgeable and very down to earth. I can not recommend her enough.

Mel D.


Santa Cruz, CA, USA

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