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Hi , I am Jan

The Meal Prep Maid
It is always difficult to write about yourself. This page is provided so that you can get to know me better. I thought it might be best to show you some pictures and videos of what I do, who I love, and the people and places that I find exciting. You will notice most revolve around food but thats no surprise. Isn't food what bonds us together as a human society?


My daughter has been culinary trained by Johnson and Wales University,  I learn so much from her.  Together we publish Love of Food Magazine and co-manage a very active Facebook group and Instagram account called LoveofFood NC. 

My husband supports all my crazy ideas. I make him taste all my experiments so it is a good thing he likes to eat. He also publishes a barbecue blog and Facebook group called All BBQ. You can see why I say food surrounds my life. 

My dog is my constant companion as I write, cook, and design. He came into my life as a rescue when he was just six weeks old. 


I am fortunate to have great friends who will take part in all my antics, like a pickling party.

Sometimes I get them to wear our promotional gear and or pose for my cover photos.

Sometimes they bring their entire dinner table and place settings for a Thanksgiving Dinner shoot in August


I love to hang out with and support women and a few men  who understand and make a living with food. Personal chefs, food entrepreneurs, authors, actors. These people are my tribe, I feel so happy when I am around them and we all have a great time.


My first ever food video was over 6 years ago

A more recent video in 2021

Hopefully, all of this has let you get to know me a bit better. I obviously love food. I have a background in training adult learners and I am food safety certified.  I hope to get to know you too!