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Food Matters NYC is an organic meal delivery service offering customized, balanced, and personalized meals.

Food Matters NYC focuses on a holistic approach to well-being, as it provides the most nutrient dense, colorful, and naturally-sourced epicurean meals to support the busy lifestyles of individuals and families, delivered directly each morning. Through personally tailored menus designed to meet the individual customer’s health goals, taste preferences, and eating patterns, Food Matters NYC helps their clients sustain the most wholesome and health-optimized lifestyle.

Founded by executive chef Tricia Williams, Food Matters NYC integrates food philosophies
from traditional cultures with those of contemporary eating.

the team

Tricia Williams

Founder / CEO

Tricia Williams

Founder / CEO

Tricia Williams is an accomplished executive chef, nutrition educator and chef instructor. The culinary nutritionist founded Food Matters NYC in 2008 so that she could share her passion for fresh, whole, locally grown, organic, sustainable and delicious food.

Over the last 15 years, Williams has left her mark on highly regarded Manhattan restaurants including The City Bakery, Home Restaurant, Isla and Olives, to name a few. Now, she and her team deliver gourmet health supportive meals to celebrities, politicians, executives and families. Williams leads clients to better food choices and ultimately healthier lifestyles.

William’s passion for culinary nutrition surfaced after she gave birth to her first child. She returned to school to secure her Holistic Nutrition Certification from Columbia’s Teachers College and coupled that with a Food Therapy Certification from Annemarie Colbin at the Natural Gourmet Institute.

Williams, who is pursuing her Masters in Nutrition Education, maintains her sommelier certification and is also certified by the Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

The New York born chef nutritionist believes her small role can make a significant impact in the lives of her clients. She says, Food Matters NYC is helping individuals and families lead healthier lives through hands on education and nutritional guidance. What we eat affects our physical, emotional and mental well being. We strongly believe in a person s bio individuality and help clients understand the food choices that would best nourish their bodies.

LC Harrell

Head Chef

LC Harrell

Head Chef
If you were a spice what would it be?
Cinnamon. 

What is something most people don’t know about you?
That I was a dancer in the Orange Bowl Parade and half time show,
for three years in high school.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
Rick Bayless.

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
‘Down the Hatch’ buffalo wings (hot) and waffle fries.

What is your favorite part about being in the health and wellness sector?
The ability to help others achieve their health goals. Also being armed with the tools to help my friends and family with information that might help them as well.

Yancy Gandionco

Pastry Chef

Yancy Gandionco

Pastry Chef
If you could be in any other industry besides food, what would it be?
Entertainment industry; part of the Hamilton Broadway musical crew, Grip #4.

If you were a spice, which would you be?
Saffron, the most expensive spice per ounce.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
Jamie Oliver, his lisp makes everything sound so sexy. AND Tricia Williams.

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
Chicken and lamb over rice with hot sauce and extra tatziki sauce. And egg nog (even though I’m lactose intolerant…).

What is your favorite part about being in the health and wellness sector?
Saving money on medical bills and helping people.

Raymond Ganandas

Director of Operations

Raymond Ganandas

Director of Operations
If you were a spice, which would you be?
Lemongrass, there’s no substitute for it. It has a distinctly warm, lemon aroma, but not the sour taste of the fruit.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love listening old love songs, I mean very old. Also classic and New Orleans jazz.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
He is not a celebrity chef, His name is Peter Wallace. I learned a lot from him, things most chefs need to learn; patience and hardwork.

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
I can live with just deep fried peanuts the whole day.

What is your favorite part about being in the health and wellness sector?
The best part about my job is that I get to make people happy and healthy and it feels good to do something that gives positive impact to the society.

Dom Liwanag

Cook

Dom Liwanag

Cook
If you were a spice, which would you be?
Lemongrass, there’s no substitute for it. It has a distinctly warm, lemon aroma, but not the sour taste of the fruit.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I love listening old love songs, I mean very old. Also classic and New Orleans jazz.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
He is not a celebrity chef, His name is Peter Wallace. I learned a lot from him, things most chefs need to learn; patience and hardwork.

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
I can live with just deep fried peanuts the whole day.

What is your favorite part about being in the health and wellness sector?
The best part about my job is that I get to make people happy and healthy and it feels good to do something that gives positive impact to the society.

Niki Tschiderer

Office Manager

Niki Tschiderer

Office Manager
If you could be in any other industry other than food what would it be?
Comedy.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I’m obsessed with comedy, although you could probably figure that out within minutes of meeting me (or my answer to previous question). I’ve recently gotten into trail running, and would love to do a trail ultramarathon.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
I would love to go to the actual restaurant, but I love the Ottolenghi cookbooks. I also love the music of former chef, Action Bronson; not sure if that counts.

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
Ice cream, no matter what time of year (or day, for that matter… I’ve had it for breakfast).

What is your favorite part about being in the health and wellness sector?
I’m lucky enough to be the person receiving the emails from clients updating us on their success. It’s great to hear that we’ve helped people turn their health around, whether they’ve lost weight, gotten off medication, gained self-esteem, etc. It never gets old!

Daniel Duany

Cook

Daniel Duany

Cook
If you could be in any other industry besides food, what would it be?
Activism and policy making.

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I have an obsession with cats.

Other than LC, who is your favorite chef?
Daniel Boulud.

What is your favorite source for food porn?
Food Porn Daily (I have the cookbook!).

What is your secret favorite dirty cheat food?
Chocolate chip pancakes.

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