Michael E. Parker, Founder of That’s Clean Kitchen, decided to make a life change after receiving eye-opening test results at a doctor’s visit. He immediately started making health changes, like eliminating refined sugars, processed food and artificial flavors. In addition, he started adding whole foods, vegetables, fruits, clean meats and fish to his eating regimen. Michael searched the scriptures as his source for defining what it means to eat “clean” following God-based principles. The scripture states in Leviticus 11:47, “To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.” In essence, without giving much detail, God was seeking to educate mankind about the importance of eating properly to maintain good health and to fight disease. God made it clear the things that come from the earth naturally (such as vegetables, fruits, and spices) are better for the body. In addition, when eating meat God was specific to animals who ate grass and herbs, while also digesting their food a certain way to be best. Lastly, God identified fish that have both scales and fins to be appropriate for human consumption and good health.
As Michael E. Parker made these changes and saw dramatic improvements to his energy, fitness, clarity and overall health, he wanted to create a way to help others. Michael began to think about all of his family and friends that needed to improve their eating habits to help fight disease and improve their health. After doing research and assembling a qualified team, he realized that almost any type of meal could be prepared in a clean way without comprising flavor or taste. As Michael began to understand the high demand for people wanting to eat better, but fearing that they would have to give up taste and flavor, the idea and concept of That’s Clean Kitchen was born.
Even though people who eat clean often experience weight loss, increased energy, and numerous benefits, That’s Clean Kitchen has a laser focus on fighting disease and assisting people in being more healthy.
At That’s Clean Kitchen, it’s not just food, it’s an experience, and we can’t wait for you to “taste and see”!
Meet the Team
Founder, Michael E. Parker has assembled a powerhouse team that utilizes a myriad of culinary skills and experience who truly believe in the benefits of God-based clean eating. We go beyond just preparing amazing meals, but want our customers to be educated about eating clean and why it’s so important to maintain good overall health - physically, spiritually and mentally.
Bar Ben Shoshan
Bar was born and raised in Israel. She lived in a Kibbutz, a collective group establishment where there was a shared dining hall. She was exposed to cuisines from all over the world including Moroccan, Middle Eastern, Argentinian, Hungarian, Russian, Persian and more, all made with local and fresh ingredients. When she moved to the US in 2006, she saw how unhealthy the local food industry was. Bar realized that in order to keep a healthy lifestyle she had to start cooking at home. She tried to recreate the flavors and dishes she remembered from Israel and soon she found a new passion! She also wanted to educate others about the importance of eating healthy food, free from artificial flavors and preservatives. Bar strongly believes that any food can be prepared in a healthy way without compromising flavors or experience.
"The secret ingredient in any good food is love." - Bar
Teresa has always loved to cook! Many years ago, she would go grocery shopping daily for fresh foods to prepare home cooked meals for her family. She knew early on that she did not want her son to be raised on fast foods and sugar. More recently, Teresa’s family decided to make living a healthy lifestyle a top priority. This included changing to eating “clean”, so she started looking into what that really meant. She started taking extra steps when grocery shopping to read and study ingredient labels. She started discovering that so many preservatives and hidden additives were included in the food. Some with words that no one could pronounce! She started to look up those words to find out they are really unhealthy ingredients. Some have even been linked to cancer or other serious conditions - basically poison to our system! After gaining this understanding, she started looking at some of my family's favorite meals and learning to make them “clean” by converting her recipes and preparing them with fresh seasoning, no preservatives, clean meats (grass fed beef including non-GMO, no hormones, 100% pastured chicken and clean fish). Teresa’s first test was cornbread from scratch, which ended up being an all time favorite in her household!
“Cooking clean for me is now a way of life that started with the love and care I have for my family!” - Teresa
Marla has over 37 years of culinary experience creating recipes using a variety of flavors and fresh ingredients to meet varying dietary needs. Earlier on in her career, Marla opened and ran a restaurant and catering company that she owned for many years. Realizing how important eating the right foods was to maintaining good health, she received her certification in medical nutrition therapy in 2009. Marla has served as an executive chef for several large organizations with a special focus on creating recipes for vegetarian and vegan cuisine. She also has experience developing culinary systems including menus, recipes, training, sanitation and disaster planning.
Since Alvin was a child, he has always loved good food! He grew up watching his father as he danced around the barbeque pit, while teaching Alvin the fundamentals of what it takes to grill a great piece of meat. From there, his interest in culinary grew and he expanded his skillset to learn many other cuisines, specializing in American dishes. Alvin still uses the fundamentals his father taught him in many of the recipes he cooks. However, he now focuses on using fresh ingredients to make “clean” dishes without sacrificing taste. Alvin feels privileged to serve his customers, fresh and tasty meals to help them maintain good health.
“The most rewarding moment is watching and hearing a customer’s reaction to something that was created by my very own hands.” - Alvin
Morgane was born and raised in France where she acquired a foundation in tastes and cooking techniques of French cuisine. She later embraced the cuisines from a variety of cultures, learning and embracing different approaches and flavors while living in London and traveling and exploring Europe and Northern Africa. Her attention to detail, creativity, and artistic background are manifested in unique cake creations. Her mission is to maintain the integrity of the ingredients, giving them the respect they deserve while enhancing their natural taste with complementary flavors. Morgane enjoys the arts, history, languages, and outdoors.
“Be a team, you and your ingredients - allow them to teach you how to prepare them so they can shine!" - Morgane
Growing up in the south created a love for good food that is evident in translation to how I cook. I was eight years old when I was taught how to clean and operate a grill. This was also the same time my father taught me how to grill a steak. Ever since that day I have always had a great appreciation for the processes that go into creating a delicious meal. I put great care and love into each item that I prepare, because I believe that every dish that reaches the customer is a direct reflection of yourself. I have nine years of cooking experience from catering, meal prep, as well as cooking in the hospitality industry. Eating more clean has assisted me in reversing some health conditions such as hypertension and high cholesterol. I am now very excited to be working specifically with clean ingredients to help others in my position, as well as those who just simply want to combat disease.
“I love making food that displays my personality through it’s flavors. Nothing is better than leaving your mark in a delicious meal for someone to enjoy” - Jayden