Changing lives one bite at a time.
Maria- "Big Mama"
My name is Maria. I own Pickerington Title Boxing Club which is a fitness club where we do boxing/kickboxing and personal training. Everyone refers to me as Big Mama (a fun nickname I have developed over the years. I myself went into a slump where I gained 25lbs! When I was asked multiple times when I was expected to have a baby (not kidding!), I immediately knew something had to change. I started meal prepping for myself and prepared all my meals for the entire week! Within 3 months I had lost 25lbs and actually had abs again! I share my story because I am proof that anyone can fall off the wagon of healthy eating, poor diet, not caring, hate the way they look and feel because of it, etc. I own a fitness club and fell off the wagon! But I got back on track and paid attention to what I was eating and was able to lose the weight and maintain and be healthy!
So I started getting a lot of “comments” from my members of “If I could just lose this extra weight” or “I work out all the time but this weight won’t budge”. My response to these comments was, “what is your diet like? It is 80% Diet and only 20% exercise. I would get a lot of, “I don’t really know what I should be eating” or “I just grab some food as I go about my busy day.” So that is where it all started……..I knew I had to help!! Big Mama had to help these people and give them direction and guidance. So I did….
That is when I mentioned to all my wonderful members, what if I meal prepped for you for the entire week and made you delicious meals but they have all the right nutrients your body needs?!! Every one of my clients said YES please help me! So that is exactly what I did! While you are sleeping, just know I am researching hours upon hours of the exact recipes we want to make for the week that has High protein, Low Carb or Keto, portion controlled, healthy and delicious meals. It is my mission to make sure my clients always are getting the right fuel for their body and I absolutely love serving this community! The best feeling is when my clients tell me they have lost weight, or their clothes fit better, or they just have so much more energy eating the meals! I will continue doing what I love, changing people’s lives, One. Bite. At. A. Time!
Now you can't have a great company without a great Executive Chef!! Meet Big Mama's partner in crime and the man who makes her vision come to light......... Chef Robb!!!
Chef Robb Grew up in Northeast Pennsylvania, an hour away from Scranton, Pennsylvania, where the “office” takes place. Growing up Chef Robb played 3 sports, and eventually landed a scholarship to play College Baseball. Not knowing where he wanted the future to take him, he decided to join the United States Army at age 19. He a Veteran of Iraq, and Afghanistan, earning many prestigious awards and decorations for his time in service. Upon completion of his Army contract Chef Robb returned to his home with the intention of becoming a State Trooper. It was his brother, Derick, who inspired him to turn to culinary. He moved to Columbus, Ohio in the spring of 2015, and attended culinary school. Chef Robb has developed, and improved menus for Cameron Mitchell’s, Piada, Bakersfield, as well as Max & Erma’s. He has also competed in culinary competitions and was awarded top upcoming chef in 2016. His passion for high volume catering and quality food landed him as the executive chef for many different concepts.
“There’s something about the hectic, chaotic days in the kitchen that calms my nerves and lets me know I’m in a field where I belong. Seeing my brother’s passion for food, and culinary drove me to the field, but simply partaking in the chaos, and structure of kitchen management brings me back to the structure the army offered. In every aspect of cooking, certain things go well with others. Just as in science class certain atoms of molecules interact with others, spices, herbs, and ingredients act the same way. From finding out what wood smokes the best poultry, as opposed to pork, or even testing a simple ingredient that can hit the home run of taste buds. To me, it is second nature, because I have an inspiring chef like my brother to fall back on, and look up to.”
When not at work Chef Robb enjoys hunting, fishing, long Harley rides, working out and most importantly spending time with his 19-month-old son Jackson. Come Taste chef Robb’s award winning food!