The Tasteful Table

Culinary Nutrition Consulting
and NYC In-Home Chef Service.

Hi, I’m Tina. I’m a personal chef and health coach, and I believe in the healing power of whole foods.

Perhaps you’d like to eat healthier or learn to cook more at home to avoid processed food.

Or maybe you’re dealing with digestive disorders or another health condition, and you’re aware that specific foods can help you heal.

Certain foods can be nurturing for one, and yet cause an extreme allergic reaction for another.

As a culinary nutrition chef, I create menu options that work around your food tolerances, dietary restrictions, and culinary preferences.

I’m passionate about working with real ingredients and creating nurturing meals created around dietary restrictions to help you on your health journey.

Customized Meals

Healing Diet Options




Basic/Full elimination

Cancer Healing

Gut Healing


Low Carb

Low Glycemic


Low Lectin

Specialty Elimination

Minus Amines

Minus Glutamates

Minus Oxalates

Minus Salicylates

Nightshade elimination





Chef Services

The Tasteful Table is an in-home NYC, culinary-nutrition consulting, and chef service helping you to control the quality and selection of ingredients you eat with tasty, seasonal meals.

– In-home NYC personal chef service
– One-on-one or small group (2-3) culinary coaching
– 7-14 day meal planning for dietary restrictions

Move Toward Wellness by Eating:

  • More colorful, anti-oxidant rich plants, local or organic (when possible)
  • Grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, if eating
  • Wild or sustainably farmed seafood
  • Healthy fats and oils that are good for you
  • Healthier alternatives to white flour and refined sugar to control blood sugar

This Service is Right For You if:

  • You want organic, pasture-raised animals or wild-caught seafood
  • Plant heavy, nutrient-dense meals, with or without grains
  • You have a kitchen with great tools, functional space and the desire to fill your fridge with food that nurtures you
  • You need menus created around specific health challenges

How it Works

  • I meet with you to review your health restrictions, food preferences, and check out your kitchen
  • We review payment and kitchen details
  • I email menu options to choose from
  • I receive a grocery deposit before I shop
  • On the cook day, I shop for groceries and cab to your location
  • In your kitchen I prep, cook, package and clean
  • After the first cook day, decide if this service is the right fit for you. No pressure to commit

Have any scheduling or cooking-related questions around health issues?

Fill out the form below for more information on pricing and current availability.

Came from a plant, eat it; was made in a plant, don’t.
— Michael Pollan

Do You Have Any Questions?

Will you prepare a suggested recipe?
Sure! I’m happy to cook an entree that you want to explore.
Do you use Instacart instead of doing the shopping yourself?
I prefer to shop in person so that I can choose the ingredients myself and decide on an alternative entree if something isn’t available.
How do you accept payment?
I accept cash, check, PayPal or American Express.
Do you ever make desserts?
Any dessert item is usually requested and always without refined sugar.
Can you make breakfast too?
There are many options possible besides dinners, and I’d be happy to hear what you’re interested in. Prepping ingredients for green smoothies in the morning, or jarred buckwheat with coconut milk and fruit, to take to work in the morning, and other options are all possible. This service can be customized. Fill out the short form and let’s talk!
What if I don’t have a Vitamix machine?
A high-speed blender and a high-quality food processor are the tools that make great meals happen quickly. I use one, if not both on every cooking day and they are worth the investment. I’ve used less powerful machines and I find that there is a big difference.
Do you bring your own knives?
If you have good knives, I would prefer to use yours. I’m already bringing large bundles of groceries into your home, and it’s one less thing to carry.
What if I have to cancel my service last minute due to a scheduling conflict?
First, we would try to reschedule if I have another day available that week. Otherwise, one week’s notice would be much appreciated.

Disclaimer: The information provided on my website, and through my services are for coaching and educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace professional medical advice from your family practitioner or team of medical doctors. Any recipes, information, and links to articles are intended as a sharing of knowledge and experiences from Tina Malonis, Health & Lifestyle Coaching and The Tasteful Table Personal Chef service.

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