Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen is noticeably different. We use fresh, all non-GMO and allergen-friendly ingredients. We never use government subsidized foods that are processed, bleached, or fortified foods here either. And you will never find any American modern hybridized dwarf'd wheat or any diary from a bovine (cow) & you’ll never miss any of it either, we promise! We do however, use European cheeses like Bulgarian Sheep (manchego and feta) and Spanish Goat cheeses that have such great flavor in some many of our dishes. It’s also because those animals lactate a different protein which many times is easier for a human to digest.
Our meals heal. They strengthen. They solve. When something is off balance in your body a doctor will more than likely suggest a prescription medicine, but a Klean Kitchen chef will prescribe a clean meal and lifestyle change, free from the additives that cause your body to react or become inflamed. Fueling your body with the good stuff changes your outlook and your energy and so much more.
To stay ahead of medical research, we are continually reading, learning, and cooking up clean meals. All of our chefs have college degrees as well as culinary school degrees. You won’t find anyone more passionate about cooking with fresh and local ingredients.
We are not a bargain. We are not cheap. Our food costs are sometimes 8x higher than your normal grocery store prices. Our grass-fed tenderloins are $32/lbs where Sam’s club tenderloin $8.49 just for example
Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen was established in 2010 but the idea for a private chef service had long been a dream for Chef Beau. The focus on clean eating was inspired by Chef Beau and many of his family members who suffer from gluten & dairy related issues which seemed to be the common culprit among auto immune diseases. Chef Beau removed both gluten & dairy from his own diet and experienced a whole transformation, with greater clarity, emotional balance, and peace of mind – while losing over 30 pounds.
The experience inspired Chef Beau to do more research and take classes into food sensitivities and spread the word to families and eaters everywhere. Today, Chef Beau is known as the “Gandhi of Gluten Free!” He blogs, lectures and offers food coaching to individuals and families struggling with health conditions caused by inflammation here in Chicago but also across the entire country.
Talking about klean food is good, but eating it is even better. Let us feed you back to health!
William “Beau” Blackburn
Chef Beau is a private chef, holistic food coach, educator, and owner of Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen. He has resurrected an old hobby and has turned it into a career that he will dedicate the rest of his life to by understanding food and helping those with food-related issues
Chef Beau studied restaurant management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, working in professional kitchens throughout Chicago including Chessie’s in Barrington, Olive Garden, Bennigan’s, Carlucci’s & Rosebud. He earned his bachelor’s degree from DePaul University in 1994. For the first 17 years after college he dedicated himself to working as an advertising executive in corporate media, but his culinary interests didn’t wane. He & his sister, Kitty, talked about launching their own catering business but her untimely death fueled Bill’s resolve to make their dream a reality just in a different way...
Chef Beau received his formal culinary education at Chicago’s Kendall College, where he trained under award-winning and Chicago Hall of Fame French Chef Pierre Pollin and nutritionist Sara Haas. While in school, and after graduation, he applied his skills at Chicago’s Blue Plate Catering, winner of the 2009 James Beard Award for "Best Caterer in America." He graduated in 2010 as a certified personal chef and caterer, and opened Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen. Their popular private dinner and corporate team-building sushi-making parties soon put the company on the Chicago map and to date has served over 700+ parties. Chef Beau will never forget his sister Kitty because the extra “K” in Chef Beau’s Klean Kitchen is a little remembrance of her.