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Our Story

Chef Josh grew up in Michigan working in local kitchens throughout high school, ending up in one of Grand Rapid’s most popular farm to table restaurants. He attended the Sechia Institute for Culinary Education where he learned valued techniques and the importance of using fresh, whole ingredients. Chef Josh moved to Chicago in 2006 to continue learning, working in a number of professional kitchens and learning from culinary greats.

Soon, Chef Josh became a personal chef, and found himself working for a few clients that were overcoming cancer, the ultimate stressor on the human body.  Using food as medicine, he relied on anti-inflammatory ingredients, powerhouse superfoods, herbs and spices, clean sources of meats, and organic produce to create delicious, satisfying meals. What he soon realized is that anyone with any level of stress in their lives can benefit from this type of diet, and enjoy it.  As more busy Chicagoans were asking for his prepared meals and snacks, Kitchfix was born.

Kitchfix delivers craveable flavor, exceptional quality, time-saving convenience, and far-reaching benefits for your bodies. Enjoy foods that are chef-crafted, sourced as locally as possible, approved by our in-house registered dietitian, and hand delivered by a team ready to take care of your every need!

  • In 2012, Chef Josh Katt was cooking for cancer survivors and learned about the healing power of food.

  • He decided to rent a church kitchen in River North and start offering super nutritious meals to busy people.

  • Our team has grown to over 40 employees, including participants from second-chance programs like The Cara Program.

  • We’ve been lucky enough to cook for thousands of busy people, including rock stars, actors, active people, busy families, and over 100 professional athletes. 

  • And if you shop at Mariano’s or Whole Foods Market, you will find our delicious Grain-Free Granola!

  • In March 2015, we moved to our brand new kitchen in West Town, which allows us to add more catering clients, menu items, and delivery times.

  • In August 2015, we launched our Kitchfix Gold Coast Storefront, where you can purchase meals to-go, as well as enjoy our tasty bar menu including coffee, smoothies & bone broth!

Meet Our Team

We want to get to know you, and we figure we'll start by introducing ourselves. We're lucky to have a talented group of food-lovers on our team. Every member of our crew works hard each day to make sure we are operating according to the highest standards of quality and customer service. Many staff members have become good friends and we enjoy our daily team lunches together!

Josh

Chef Josh Katt - Founder + CEO

Josh is the founder of Kitchfix. He started his culinary career slinging pizzas at a local tavern in Michigan, and has come a long way since then to specialize in anti-inflammatory cooking. He started Kitchfix to bring this "real food" approach to everyone. Josh likes to wear backwards baseball hats everyday.

Britta Katt

Britta Katt - Marketing Brand Manager

While Britta worked in a corporate role, she helped Kitchfix behind the scenes since it started. With seven years of marketing and communications experience, she finally left the corporate world in 2015 to officially join the Kitchfix team. She is Wisconsin-bred, loves the outdoors, and any and all ice cream.

Joe Lessard

Joe Lessard - Executive Chef

Joe takes pride in serving delicious, wholesome meals. With over 12 years of experience cooking in Chicago, he appreciates the high standards and integrity held at Kitchfix. When he isn't immersed in the culinary world, he brews beer, follows baseball, and listens to The Beatles.

Jack Stankovic

Jack Stankovic - Offsite Catering Chef

Born in Chicago, Jack spent summers growing up on his grandparent’s farm in Europe. While friends went to camp for sports and theatre, Jack worked on the farm helping with crops and livestock. He brings energy, drive and dedication to Kitchfix, and takes pride in educating people on clean eating.

Alex Wasserman

Alex Wasserman - Controller + HR Manager

After graduating from the University of Illinois, Alex moved to Chicago and found a career with a restaurant group at which she gained five years of experience in accounting and finance. Now she is excited to work for our quickly growing company.

Eva Lindpaintner

Eva Lindpaintner - Operations Manager

Eva is our Operations and Customer Experience Manager, so she's here for any questions, concerns, or feedback. Pasture-raised in the Swiss Alps, Eva has been loving all the flatness this city offers. When Eva's not at Kitchfix, she's out running, volunteering at a dog shelter, or crafting the day away.

Katie DeBoo

Katie DeBoo, RD - Store Manager + Nutritionist

As registered dietician and store manager, Katie makes sure everything runs smoothly at the Kitchfix store and can answer any food and nutrition related questions. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and learning about foods from other cultures.

Gabby Miles

Gabby Miles - Hub Community Manager

Gabby, a Chicago native, works hard to keep our customers and hubs happy! When she isn't planning events, she is in her garden growing organic greens. Gabby is so happy that she found a company that takes pride in using local, and organic ingredients.

Emily Newman

Emily Newman - Marketing Content Manager

Born in Ohio to a Italian family, Emily grew up with a deep appreciation for food. She's ecstatic to combine her marketing and photography skills with her love for food at Kitchfix. When she’s not looking for the next restaurant to try, she loves to read, travel, and watch animated movies!

Kerry Johnson

Kerry Johnson - Director of Catering Sales

With 13 years of experience in catering, Kerry is thrilled to be working at a company that serves the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. When not working with Kitchfix customers on their next event, Kerry enjoys playing board games, going on epic walks with her rescue dog Moe and cooking.

Paul Degrassi

Paul Degrassi - Sales Representative

A native of Chicago, Paul spent his college years in Grand Rapids where he first learned about sustainable, eco-friendly farming and clean foods. When he’s not playing with his toddler son, he enjoys cooking for his family and expanding his encyclopedic knowledge of sneakers.

Adam Cole

Adam Cole - Customer Happiness Rep

Adam is excited to partner his love of healthy eating with his passion for communication, and is here to answer your Kitchfix inquiries. Like Abraham Lincoln, he hails from Springfield, IL, and just like President Lincoln, Adam is vegan, an avid composter, and loves reading with a cat in his lap. Plus he loves to talk food!

David Duncan

David Duncan - Accounting + HR Admin

After working his way from humble beginnings as a bookkeeper to controller for a large non-profit organization, David decided to leave the corporate world. Not only does he bring 20 years of experience from a variety of industries, he is a “food lover” as well! During his free time, he enjoys bowling and is a supporter of the Arts in Chicago.

The Kitchfix Family

There are so many more people working behind the scenes to help chop, season, sauté, pack, and deliver your delicious dishes! Another passion here at Kitchfix is giving back to our community and helping those who need a hand. We take this into consideration in our hiring; often hiring those who come from difficult situations, need mentoring from trained chefs, or a place to start fresh.

The Kitchfix Community

Kitchfix partners with a variety of local companies that are doing good for the community. We do this through donations, hosting events, volunteer work, and hiring internally from second-chance programs. Here are some of the companies we are honored to work with:

  • Common Threads
  • Twist Out Cancer
  • Zero Percent
  • The Cara Program
  • Mercy Housing
  • Growing Home
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