The Naked Bite
The Naked Bite offers both public and private cooking classes, personal chef services, boutique catering and pantry makeovers in select cities across the United States. By focusing on local, organic and ethical ingredients, we create vibrant and flavorful, vegetable-inspired meals that boost our whole being—body, mind and spirit.
With globally inspired foods packed with vibrancy in color and flavor, our dishes are far from the Standard American Diet (SAD). We pride ourselves on using primarily fresh whole ingredients with no artificial or preserved anything.
Our teachings extend to both private clients and students. We underline the importance of treating food—and where it’s sourced from—with reverence and integrity, to be mindful about putting intention and positive energy into our dishes, and to spread the word that vegetables are not only nourishing, but deeply satisfying to the taste buds and to our overall health.
Our mission is to empower people, through culinary education, chef services and thought leadership, to bring more fresh, healthy and delicious plant-friendly proteins and vegetables into their lives. It is possible to easily create real food with real ingredients, from scratch, in the comfort of your own kitchen, we can show you how!
Everyone is welcome at The Naked Bite! A common thread tying our clients together is the simple desire to add more plant-based, nourishing foods to their day. All types of people with diverse tastes can utilize our services. The Naked Bite is not tied to one specific diet. Though other culinary services may offer vegan, paleo or raw food-only options, we allow each client flexibility within our overall goals and purpose.
And we believe that balance is key.
We advocate using a range of quality and ethical animal proteins in moderation, if that’s your jam. At The Naked Bite, we cook it all, but our mission through recipes, videos, training and personal chef services is to help make plants the best thing on your plate—so you’ll want to choose them more often, and love eating them one NAKED bite at a time!
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, address allergies or health concerns, or you’re simply wanting to have more diversity and fun with food, we are here to show you how you can turn your taste buds on doing it!
Chef Amber Antonelli
The Naked Bite Founder Chef Amber Antonelli—who grew up in a ‘foodie’ family, has been cooking since childhood, and became a professional chef after high school—additionally features online recipes and video instruction, as well as conscious culinary consulting and coaching.
While deeply rooted in her veggies, Amber adopts a more “qualitarian” approach to her eating and she certainly splurges on occasion is well versed in cooking all styles of food. She has a holistic approach to eating and life in general, believing that balance is paramount. She does always feel best when eating a primarily plant-based diet and she strives to turn people on to how delicious that can be!
“We love to reveal how versatile and delicious plant-inspired recipes can be,” she says. “Eat mindfully—mostly plants—your body and the planet will thank you!”
A Northern California native, Amber has been cooking professionally since she left high school early to study cooking and never looked back, working her way through fine dining, catering, personal cheffing and teaching. Fun Fact: In 2005, Amber created Toasted Coconut Sesame Brittle Ice Cream that became a flavor for the Häagen Dazs Reserve line.
The Naked Bite offers public and private cooking classes, personal chefs services, boutique catering and pantry makeovers in select cities across the United States. By focusing on local, organic, and ethical ingredients, we create vibrant and flavorful vegetable inspired meals that boost the body and the spirit!
Chef Amber Antonelli also offers online recipes and video instruction, as well as conscious culinary consulting and coaching. Our goal at The Naked Bite is to empower you to make better eating choices and to make the vegetables the best thing on your plate — no matter where you are located.
Meet the Team
We create our team based on a chef’s adept understanding of flavor and a commitment to raise the vibration of our clients, the ingredients and the world as a whole. We promise that whomever is cookin’ you will enjoy the most delicious vegetable-driven cuisine, one NAKED bite at a time! Meet them all!
I am a stickler for clean, ethically sourced food and Wendy and The Naked Bite have been amazing at making this happen for me and my family when I am unable to provide it. While I love to cook, I travel a lot and my schedule often doesn’t allow me time to shop and cook, their personal chef services have lifted my daily food concerns and I am so grateful. I recommend this service to anyone who wants clean, delicious and healthy food. It is convenient, cost-effective and guilt-free. ~Carol L.
I reached out the The Naked Bite to help with the cooking while I was healing from a broken foot. So far we have tried almost all of our food and we have loved every single dish! We couldn’t be happier. Seriously a dream come true … I’m obsessed with the whole process, and Wendy is awesome too not just her food. I am now healed but I would never let them go, I am healthy and well fed! ~Denise R.
The weekly meals planned by Amber and prepared by chef Jessica are a lifesaver. Not only are the meals fresh and nutritious, the recipes are different and help get you out of eating the ‘same old thing’ or getting take out. We couldn’t be more pleased and recommend the service to anyone who wants to eat well but doesn’t have much time or patience to cook! ~Michael N.
I hired The Naked Bite for their personal chef services while I was undergoing chemo treatment. Amber went out of her way to match me with the perfect chef that specialized in healing through food. I truly believe that my recovery was due in large part by the food Loren was making for me. They made me dishes with things that I had never even heard of or knew were cancer-fighting foods, and it was all delicious! I felt so good after eating. Its been a year since I’m cancer-free and I still think of the Naked Bite as just another part of my treatment. Thank you for being a part of keeping me alive. ~Janelle P.
I was diagnosed with severe food allergies and a very short list of foods to work with. I called The Naked Bite and over the next six months, Loren shopped, prepared and added variety to all my meals utilizing “about 6 ingredients”. I know each meal was prepared with study and love. I worked my way out of my allergic sensitivities with their help. I would suggest that if you are looking for personal chefs or caterers, you’ll not find others who put more consideration, research and love into their meals than the crew at The Naked Bite! Bon appetite! (And I’m not French!). ~John. A