Hi, I’m Leigh. I am a wife, a mom and a self-proclaimed comfort foodie! I love to eat, I love to cook and I love to feed people! About a year ago, I began sharing my love of food through photography and commentary on Instagram (@theleighfactor).
Support from family, friends and even total strangers lead me to create this blog to feature my recipes and chronicle my food story. Success with both then prompted me to begin to offer locals a meal planning/meal prep and delivery service featuring my home-cooked food. I’ve recently expanded my efforts and have begun to cater small events like birthday parties, showers and retreats.
No matter where you fall on the foodie spectrum, I’d love for you to join me on my food journey! I promise to make it picturesque and tasty!
LET SATISFIED CLIENTS DO THE TALKING…
Frank, yoga instructor from NYC: “We hired Leigh to chef our yoga retreat at a private venue in upstate New York. We were blown away with her level of preparedness and execution. Months ahead of time we started a conversation with Leigh where she inquired about our needs and then helped us shape our menu accordingly. She fed 22 hungry yogis 3 meals a day along with 2 snacks and even found time to whip up fresh juice shots at 6am in the morning! It seemed that each meal flowed from the kitchen effortlessly (as someone who has worked in food service for many years, I know how hard that can be when serving a large group). The food was presented beautifully. We appreciated the thoughtfulness of color and styling of each meal that appealed to our eyes even before it reached our mouths. Most importantly, everything was delicious: from juicy black bean burgers with cabbage slaw to the homemade fruit stuffed strudels to sweet yet spicy gazapacho and an absolutely amazing green goddess dip!! At the end of the retreat, many of our yogis were eager to get her contact info and follow her blog and Instagram- in my eyes, that means she nailed it.”
Alison, busy Mom-preneur from NJ: “Finding myself ordering in dinner for my family and eating lots of meals out, I contacted Leigh to help me with meal prep during busy school nights. We worked together to come up with a plan and delivery schedule that worked for us both and went from there. I had a few food restrictions I wanted to incorporate (low in carbs, high in protein, for example) and Leigh was able to provide me with some amazing meal options. Most weeks I can’t decide what to order as everything sounds so delicious! And it IS all delicious! We haven’t once been remotely disappointed. Leigh has been a huge help to my family as we struggled to eat healthy, home-cooked meals, especially during the busy holiday season. I couldn’t recommend working with Leigh more!”
Emily, yoga instructor and restaurateur from NYC: “I have now hired Leigh to cater two major events: my yoga-retreat, wherein she prepared every meal for 20 people for three days as well as my birthday party, wherein she fed a group of 50+ guests delicious fare over the course of an evening. Aside from being one of the kindest and nicest people to be around, Leigh is incredibly organized, efficient, and highly professional in her approach. She has a knack to really prepare food aligned with the event thematic — I enjoyed her homemade hummus on my healthy retreat just as much as the lobster mac n cheese I indulged in at my party! I own a restaurant group (Pizza Loves Emily), so I am no stranger to knowing good food yoked with skill in service and the kitchen, and I can easily say Leigh embodies it all with love and spirit. I can’t wait to book her for my next two retreats as well as many more family events in the future!”
Billie, realtor from NJ: “One taste of Leigh’s food was all it took to convince me. Not only was the food amazing, but working with Leigh, it was clear that she possesses a perfect balance of passion for food with a passion for customizing to fit a client’s needs and vision. When we were creating a menu, she offered options to fit our overall style and budget. Leigh offers a variety of different food styles, as well as a selection of different add-ons. I chose to go with a breakfast buffet for my sister and her wife’s baby shower, and it was a huge hit. Everybody I’ve spoken to has said this was the best catered food they’ve ever had, and I wholeheartedly agree. On the day of, our event Leigh was beyond attentive. She was honestly the only reason I had any time to enjoy the shower. My experience with Leigh was beyond amazing.”
Laura, Brooklyn mom-to-be: “Leigh catered my baby shower brunch. I loved the variety of food that she offered and she worked with me to get in my favorites for the special day. She was thoughtful and prepared so the brunch went without a hitch. She cared about the small details and anticipated our needs so we didn’t want for anything. She had everything under control so I was able to enjoy my guests and the shower itself. The timing, the quantity and the quality of the food were all spot on and several of my guests commented on how tasty everything was. I agreed… From the shrimp cocktail Bloody Mary shooters to the lemon crumb cake- everything was delicious!”