Allison Schaaf

Chef | Nutritionist | Registered Dietitian | Founder & CEO | Mom

Allison Schaaf with family in kitchen

Chef & Dietitian Allison Schaaf is the founder of Prep Dish, a gluten-free, paleo & keto meal planning service that helps busy moms get dinner on the table with ease. Allison holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Nutrition from Johnson & Wales University, a Master’s Degree in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, and became a Registered Dietitian at New England Medical Center.

During her years in culinary school, Allison spent time honing her skills as a chef, working at renowned health spas, Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires and Champneys in Tring, England.

After grad school (Go Jumbos!), Allison then moved on to work with the Almond Board of California, sharing the health benefits of almonds with health professionals around the globe. But she knew pretty quickly that her true calling was as an entrepreneur so she packed her bags and moved to Austin, TX to start a personal chef business, a career she had fallen in love with during her high school summers.

In 2009, Prep Dish: Personal Chef was born. Allison quickly built a clientele ranging from on-the-go professionals to busy families and she even had a world-famous rockstar in the mix!

After a few years working as a personal chef, Allison wanted to reach even more people… this is when she realized thru her personal chef work juggling multiple clients each week, she had created an efficient system to get healthy, tasty meals on the table! So she set to work, writing out her efficient process and simplifying for the home cook and it formed into what is now Prep Dish, a sanity-saving system to put healthy, crowd-pleasing meals on the table.

Fast forward to the present day and Allison is married to her husband, Brook with one son and another on the way. As a working mom, she now relies heavily on her Prep Dish meal plans to get healthy meals on her family’s table each week! Follow along on Instagram stories if you want to see behind-the-scenes of her & her family using the meal plans in real life.

Allison Schaaf cooking with baby
The Schaafs live outside of Austin, TX in the Texas Hill Country where they enjoy lots of time outdoors. They have 2 cats, 29 chickens & multiple bee hives. Allison & her family are avid world travelers and she draws culinary inspiration from each trip.

Allison is a serial entrepreneur and after struggling through years of fertility issues, including 5 miscarriages, she started Miscarriage Hope Desk to help women struggling with recurrent pregnancy loss. Go here to read more about Allison’s fertility journey.

Allison is the host of the Meal Prep Monday Podcast.

She is also the host of the Prep Dish You Tube Channel.

Allison's goal is to help make meal time-efficient, healthy and of course, tasty!

Allison Schaaf cooking with baby

Allison has been a featured guest on 75 + podcasts, including the following:

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