"My husband and I hired Marla to prepare a fresh and healthy Thai meal for our wedding. We couldn't have been more impressed with her work! Not only was the food amazing, but the presentation was even more beautiful than we could have asked for. There is no denying that Marla truly has a passion for preparing healthy and delicious food for her clients. Thank you Marla for making our wedding feast so incredibly perfect!" -Trisha P.Seattle, WA.
"Where do I start? Called Marla for a girls weekend for a friends pre wedding celebration. She was patient not only with me while all the details were ever changing but she stayed in touch with me and walked me through all the details. She created a menu for the day and did all of the work from beginning to the end. She is a lovely soul and I wish I lived in town because I could use her help in my kitchen. The meal was amazing and fresh and the leftover were just as awesome. We also had her do a private yoga session for us. She was exactly what we were looking for. 1/2 of us were experienced and the other 1/2 were not. It was a great session for all of us. She was early/on time, she cleaned up after herself and was a pleasure to do business with. Check her out and you will not regret." - Sara S. Ventura, CA
"What a wonderful evening we had! Marla started us out with an hour of private, in home yoga which was great and left us feeling so relaxed. Then Marla took to the kitchen and prepared one of the most beautiful and delicious meals that I've had in a long time. Herbs, produce and all the fresh ingredients came together to make a fabulous dinner, while ensuring my gluten sensitivity was not compromised. Marla herself is an absolute joy and her passion for food and health shines through brilliantly. I would highly recommend checking out her skills!" - Gisele P. Oceanside, CA
"Moments after Marla finished my first entree and I tasted it I was awestruck. From the moment she stepped into my kitchen I was pleasantly surprised with with an amazing experience both in the quality of food and service. Regardless if you're a professional with little time to cook, or you just want healthy delicious meals, Marla will go the extra mile to make you delicious and healthy meals. If you want to lose weight or have a fitness goal she is the perfect personal chef for that. Over 3 weeks I have lost 5 pounds now that she cooks for me, and with my busy schedule it's perfect because I don't spend hundreds per week going out to dinner, or eating pizza and fast food. Her mannerism is professional, friendly, comforting and her cooking expertise is exceptional. Overall I have been beyond pleased with her service. Not only because every meal I've enjoyed had a variety of options and was flavorful but also because her prices are so reasonable for a personal chef. She offers gluten free and organic options, the food is amazing and the service is impeccable. If you close your eyes and taste, say, the tender, lip-smacking meals, you could believe that you were eating in California's best restaurant." - Jordon S. La Jolla, CA.
"Absolute life saver. As a family we struggled to find balance with a health crisis, kids, sports and work and Marla was amazing with her food and prep in our home. She is gracious and fast and determined to create healthy food for a restricted diet and teenagers that both would love. Her meal planning and execution is so efficient. I highly recommend Marla." - Shannon D. Cardiff by the Sea, CA
"We call her Miracle Marla because on the days she comes and we peek into our fridge, we love seeing all the meals lined up and ready to go. Her service gives me a feeling of calm and serenity, it frees up time in the evenings and we are eating healthy. Every busy family should treat themselves to Marla!" -Lisa W. Carlsbad, CA.
“Hiring Marla to help our family by cooking several meals each week has been such a great investment! With two young children and a jam packed schedule its nice to have some healthy delicious food waiting at home on those particularly busy weeknights. Everything is always fresh and super tasty. Marla has been great to work with - she’s friendly, flexible, and open for feedback about ways to tweak recipes. She’s also open to making any of your own recipes. I highly recommend her!” -Amber S. Rancho Santa Fe, CA. "What a gift our friends gave us, during my chemotherapy treatments, by hiring Marla. Marla is a joy to have in my kitchen and prepares wide variety of delicious and healthy meals. I highly recommend her personal chef service". -Maren & David F. Carlsbad, CA. "There is nothing more important to me then having access to healthy wholesome foods when I open my refrigerator. Not only can I have that now, I have a wonderful person like Marla that takes pride in her skill of cooking who comes directly into my kitchen and cooks it for me! Better then Mom’s home cooking, sorry Mom” -Tamilee Webb Cardiff, CA.
"I recently had a wonderful experience at a fitness resort where all the meals were prepared "clean," meaning only organic ingredients, preservative and dye-free, low fat, low sugar, etc. When I returned home, I wanted to continue the healthy eating and worried I would not have the time or expertise to continue my healthy eating habit. I asked some friends if they knew of someone who could help me and Marla Ben-Dor was recommended. She has been a lifesaver - literally! I lead a very active life, personally and professionally, so time for cooking is something I strive to devote more time to but now I don't have to worry as Marla comes to my home and prepares organic, preservative free, dye free and gluten free meals for me. I LOVE the fact that when I return home in the evenings, I have a delicious, healthy meal waiting for me and my family. When I have the time to cook, I do, but I no longer worry about what's for dinner! Thank you Marla for making my life easier and my body healthier!". -Gayle Paddison Del Mar, CA.
"Marla is a wonderful cook! She is open to trying new recipes and always goes above and beyond! She is lovely to deal with and I would recommend her to anyone". -Kathie D. San Diego, CA.
"Marla is amazing :) She's a great cook and has such a pleasant energy. I'm a busy working mom and often need help during a busy week with the cooking while maintaining our health and she makes delicious, healthy meals for our family." -Jenny L. Solana Beach, CA.