Ling Wollenschlaeger is the Founder and Head Chef of Pittsburgh Fresh. Growing up in her mother’s kitchen, Ling learned from a young age that cooking with fresh, healthy ingredients results in meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious and satisfying. After graduating from Penn State University and embarking on a career as a financial analyst, Ling was committed to packing healthy lunches. She often saw her colleagues, who were busy and had little time to prepare fresh, nutritious lunches, resort to eating fast food or greasy, calorie-ridden takeout. Many would remark to her: “Your lunches always look so healthy. I’d pay you to make my lunch! With those words, Ling began a new career, one that would dovetail her passion for healthy cooking with helping others to eat nutritious, fresh meals. She went on to graduate from the Culinary Arts Program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and launch Pittsburgh Fresh.
Ling Wollenschlaeger, founder and owner of Pittsburgh Fresh, began her career with a degree in economics followed by a decade of corporate employment. She has since moved on in pursuit of a life full of delicious food made with fresh, local ingredients. After completing culinary training at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and several years of working with Pittsburgh’s top chefs, she began her own venture, Pittsburgh Fresh.
Taste412 sits down with Ling Wollenschlaeger for a one-to-one on her meal delivery service focused on Paleo and healthy meal options, her journey to being a chef, her beautiful daughters, and her suggestions for the perfect dinner party at home.
Chef Ling Wollenschlaeger stops by to talk about Pittsburgh Fresh and the Paleo Diet!
Ling Wollenschlaeger says eating healthy is not always that easy to do yourself. That’s part of the reason she started Pittsburgh Fresh, a paleo meal-delivery service. When she first started the venture in 2013, she was a personal chef for the owner of…