Could your stress-filled days use some stress-free meals?
Have you been putting off trying to eat a healthier diet because you don't know where to start?
Too busy to cook for yourself or your family?
Just don't like to cook?

Invite a natural foods chef, The Duke of Fork, into your home to answer the question, "What's for dinner?"

I offer meals customized to your individual tastes featuring a variety of healthful, plant-based ingredients prepared in your home.  Your refrigerator and freezer is fully stocked with meals that only need to be thawed and heated.  How simple is that?  It's a dream come true!

Let me take care of providing you with delicious, nutritious meals using the finest produce and groceries.  I handle all of the details including menu planning, grocery shopping, meal preparation and kitchen cleanup, giving you several hours each week to do the things you would rather be doing.

If you are a do-it-yourselfer; you will be interested in my cooking classes, which will show you how to prepare tasty, plant-based meals.  It's like having a private cooking show in your own kitchen!  Invite some friends over and watch Chef Mark prepare a simply elegant plant-based meal for your enjoyment.

My wife's grandmother would sit down to the feast set out on the table at family dinners and exclaim, "We eat tonight!"  You'll be saying the same thing with The Duke of Fork's Personal Chef Service.  I would be delighted to discuss with you how I can save you time and improve your diet, well-being, and overall happiness.  Contact me at 614-306-6843 or email

Healthy and Happy Dining!
Chef Mark Zedella
  "When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use.  When diet is correct, medicine is of no need."- Ayurvedic proverb
The Duke of Fork
Whole-Food Plant-Based Personal Chef, Cooking Classes, Dinner Parties

Cook Well. Eat Well. Be Well.

What's Happening?
I am happy to announce that I recently completed the Rouxbe Online Cooking School's Plant-Based Professional Certification Course. This is an intensive class that does a great job of mixing technique with a focus on healthy, plant-based cooking and eating. I will be working these techniques and information into my own cooking classes; check the schedule below and register for one or more today!

Have you checked out my Facebook page?  It's the best place to keep up with events, cooking and nutrition tips, and more!

Register now for these cooking demonstrations! All classes feature only whole-food, plant-based ingredients.

Wednesday, October 14 6PM to 8PM: Cooking with the Seasons: Autumn at Franklin Park Conservatory
Fall gives us a wealth of fresh, delicious, and healthy produce to enjoy. Join me for a mid-week cooking class and learn how to turn seasonal ingredients into great tasting meals that are good for you. Demonstration and tasting. Cost is $40, or $35 for Conservatory members. Click here to register in advance.

Monday, October 26 6PM to 8PM: Meatless Monday, Oil-Free Cooking at Franklin Park Conservatory
Explore how to build flavor and texture with oil-free cooking methods and recipes including sauteing, roasting, marinades and dressings, and desserts. Demonstration and tasting. Cost is $40, or $35 for Conservatory members. Click here to register in advance.

Wednesday, November 18 6PM to 8PM: Healthy Meals for the Holidays at Franklin Park Conservatory
Looking for healthy alternatives to traditional holiday fare? Learn how to create a meat- and dairy-free Thanksgiving meal with simple, low-cost ingredients. You won't want to miss this class; bring your appetite! Demonstration and tasting. Cost is $50 or $45 for Conservatory members. Click here to register in advance.

Monday, November 30 6PM to 8PM: Meatless Monday, Holiday Amuse-Bouche at Franklin Park Conservatory
An amuse-bouche, or “mouth amuser,” is a single, bite-sized hors d’ouevre. Learn how to impress your holiday guests with four simple and delicious appetizers that look like you spent all day making them. Paired with vegan wine. Hands-on & tasting, limited to 15 people. Cost is $45 or $40 for Conservatory members. Click here to register in advance.

Wednesday, December 9 6PM to 8PM: Everyday Superfoods at Franklin Park Conservatory
Do superfoods sound exotic, expensive, and hard to track down? Learn how to select and prepare nutrient-rich foods that can be found in any grocery store and won’t break your budget, including greens, berries, nuts, and avocados. Tea paired with demonstration and tasting. Cost is $40, or $35 for Conservatory members. Click here to register in advance.

Yoga Mat to Placemat: Move Well, Eat Well, Be Well:
Looking for ways to help you feel terrific all year long through movement and healthy eating? This workshop is for you!  Begin with a two-hour session with
Yoga Tune Up® certified instructor and registered yoga teacher Loretta Zedella as she teaches you techniques using foam rollers and therapy balls to release tension from the body and mind. Then, learn how a healthy, plant-based diet is a wonderful complement to your yoga practice or any exercise routine with Chef Mark and a two-hour cooking demonstration and sampling! We would love to bring this workshop to your community center, place of employment, church, or other location. Please contact me at with questions or for additional information about this workshop.

Don't forget that I also offer private, in-home cooking classes that are tailored to your individual needs and questions. Invite a few friends over and we'll make it a cooking party! Contact me for pricing and more information.

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