Secret Ingredient


Personal chef Chris Welsh is the Executive Chef and Owner of Secret Ingredient and is the talented cook behind your highly nutritious and personalized meals. She believes that the secret to living a healthy and balanced life starts with wholesome food.

Chef Chris Welsh developed her passion for food at a young age when she cooked with her Greek mother and grandmother, and learned how to make old world and gourmet meals.

She turned her love of food into a full-time business and opened Secret Ingredient in 2001. For over 15 years, she has helped dozens of busy families, professionals, those with dietary needs, and people recovering from illness, save time and eat healthier.


Chef Chris Welsh

When she’s not experimenting with new flavors and ingredients or hosting dinner parties, Chef Chris is attending yoga classes and going on retreats to keep her life as balanced and healthy as the meals she prepares for her clients.

We believe that food should be nourishing, calming and healing….a gift for the soul.  Let us take you on that journey.

Chris Welsh is a member of the USPCA

“We have been enjoying Chris’ meals since 2007. The food is fresh and delicious and the ability to go from freezer to oven is key, making dinnertime flavorful and easy. While we have our family favorites, there are so many choices and look forward to the menu updates so we can expand our culinary experiences. We really appreciate Chris’ flexibility and customization and it is so much better having family meals at home than going out or having take-out since it really feels and tastes like a home-cooked meal without the time and effort needed every night.”

Mara – Wynnewood, PA