About At Your Leisure
Hi! I’m Stephanie Bell, Owner and Executive Chef of At Your Leisure.
My favorite childhood memories were formed in England–where I visited my grandparents and spent countless hours cooking in the kitchen with them.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Houston, my passion for cooking was unexpectedly reignited and I immediately decided to trade in my lab coat for a chef’s coat. I returned to school to attend the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Houston where I was an honors student and one of only 20 students chosen to study cuisine in China.
My time studying in China was more than just a great life experience—it shaped who I am as a private chef. I fell deeply in love with the flavors of Asian cuisine—much like my grandfather did when he lived in Singapore and hosted his famous Curry Parties.
The Roots of At Your Leisure
After working for 13 years in the food industry–where the demands were high and late nights were the norm–I found myself struggling to put healthy food on the table for my own family. And I quickly realized I wasn’t the only one.
- Everyone was working so hard.
- Everyone was tired.
- Everyone was hungry.
- And no one had the time or energy to put food on the table that was both delicious and nutritious.
The writing was on the wall. At Your Leisure, was born. Originally a one-woman personal chef service in Houston, we have since expanded into a team of personal chefs as well as semi-private chefs offering in-home and traveling chef services for busy people in Houston and around the world.
With an intimate understanding of and appreciation for international flavors and ingredients, our team creates fresh, unique meals in homes across Greater Houston every day, serving pro-athletes, business leaders featured in Forbes, and everyone in between.
Ready to enjoy internationally-inspired, delicious, done-for-you meals that create exceptional experiences you’ll remember for years to come? Learn how our private chefs can help.
Notable Awards, Media and Certifications:
ServSafe and Texas Food Manager certifications
Member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA)
2018 & 2016 Best Personal Chefs in Houston, Expertise.com
2016 Chef Spotlight, FriendsEAT.com
2016 Food Photo of the Year Winner, United States Personal Chef Association