Secret Ingredient

Secret Ingredient Chefs

Chef Jessica Byers

Chef Jessica Byers loves preparing great meals for her family, friends and Secret Ingredient clients. With her husband in the military, traveling was part of her life for many years. During her travels, she learned a lot about different cultures and their cuisines, which sparked a great interest in food. She decided to go to culinary school and graduated from The California School of Culinary Arts Le Cordon Bleu in 2006. She then had the opportunity to work for the Food Network on shows like Behind the Bash, Daytime Emmy’s, George Lucas AFI awards as well as working for Wolfgang Puck. Jessica lives in Melrose Park with her husband and 3 children.

Chef Jessica Byers

Chef Sarah Regan

Chef Sarah Regan brings her culinary talents to Secret Ingredient. She has a background in catering at Feastivities Caatering. Sarah has a life-long love of food and entertaining with great attention to detail. Sarah loves preparing fabulous meals for her friends and family. Sarah has lived on the Main Line her entire life. She currently lives in Berwyn with her husband and 3 children.

Chef Sarah Regan

Chef Andrea Johnson

Andrea has always enjoyed cooking. With her Argentinian background and many travels, food and culture have always interested her.  Andrea’s friends and family have been devoted fans of her delicious, homemade baked goods and meals, which soon led to her catering their special events.

Andrea loves cooking all types of cuisines, but her specialty is Italian cuisine. She enjoyed teaching cooking demonstrations of regional Italian dishes at Casa Casale in Peddler's Village, in Lahaska, Pennsylvania.

She currently cooks for her son’s private school which has given her a lot of experience with preparing healthy, well-balanced meals.

Along with her culinary interests, she is a floral designer and creates various floral arrangements for The Philadelphia Cricket Club and private events.

Andrea is excited to join the Secret Ingredient team and looks forward to preparing home-cooked, personalized meals for clients.

Andrea currently lives in Lansdale with her husband and one of her four children.


“My Wife and I both work and our two children each participate in multiple extra-curricular evening activities so there is very little if any time to prepare a meal before we have to run out the door. Our family’s ultra-busy lifestyle was not very conducive to healthy eating and we found ourselves often grabbing fast-food before shuffling off to that evening’s activity.

“Now imagine a world where you come home to a freezer full of enticing restaurant quality entrees of your choosing and where you simply put one out to before going to work and then quickly heat-up the meal in the evening.

“Chris is delightful to work with, reaches out to us before her monthly visit with seasonal meal suggestions, and not only leaves our kitchen cleaner than how she found it but with a wonderful lingering odor of fantastic dinners to come.”

Paul – Malvern, PA