We help busy people go from stressed out and overwhelmed about “what’s for dinner?!” to having healthy, chef crafted meals ready to enjoy

Our Meals

Are custom designed around our clients allergies, dietary needs, and preferences with an emphasis on high level nutrition and excellent flavor.  


Are Nutritionist designed and Chef approved for optimum health and flavor.


Are prepared with seasonal, local, organic, wild, free-range, and grass-fed ingredients.


Use the healthiest cooking oils and methods based on the latest science because we wholeheartedly believe you are what you eat, so quality is our top priority.


We take care of menu planning, grocery shopping, and preparing all meals. Our weekly packages start at $500 plus the cost of groceries!

The Cleverly Nourished team will ensure your family is enjoying meals you LOVE that are cleverly designed for maximal nourishment based on the latest science.

Our services are for you if...

- Want to eat healthier, but don’t have time to cook

- Have food allergies or restrictions that make life difficult

- Are a busy parent or working professional (or both!) and don’t want to have to stress about “what’s for dinner?” at the end of a long day

Let us help, so you can focus on doing what YOU do best.

Meet the team

Michaela Clauss
Founder, CEO, Chef, & Nutritionist

Michaela Clauss is a California native, born and raised in Lake Tahoe . She earned her Bachelors of Science in Nutrition at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo. Clauss has developed and taught farm to table cooking classes for families and children, as well as, nutrition and healthy lifestyle education programs for newly migrated mothers in low socioeconomic areas for The Center for Solutions Through Research in Diet and Exercise (STRIDE). She was also the Project Coordinator for STRIDE’s Family Health Research department researching healthy lifestyle programs for families in the time surrounding pregnancy.  

Upon relocating to the Bay Area she managed a cooking school where she organized and executed weekly cooking classes corporate team building events for many local and Fortune 500 companies in the Silicon Valley. Then making a shift back to her Nutrition roots she opened her own nutrition focused Personal Chef business, Cleverly Nourished in 2017!

Skylar Weir assists Michaela with managing the operations at Cleverly Nourished, including recipe and menu development, client outreach, and marketing support. Weir graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with her B.S. in Environmental Engineering and worked as a water resources engineer for four years. However, due to her own personal health journey and passion for all things nutrition, she has pivoted her career trajectory and is now attending graduate school to get her M.S. in Human Nutrition and Dietetics in pursuit of becoming a Registered Dietitian. She’s grateful for the opportunity to pursue her passions while working for a company like Cleverly Nourished that operates under the mindset of food is medicine. In her free time, Weir enjoys baking allergy friendly treats, spending time in nature, staying active, and learning about functional medicine.

Skylar Weir
Operations Assistant

Lionel Haeberle
Chef

Chef Lionel is a French Chef originally from Alsace, France. After moving to the Bay Area he has worked as an Executive Chef and Culinary Arts Instructor since moving to the Bay Area. A skilled culinary professional with extensive work experience with some of the world’s leading restaurateurs and top chefs, Lionel is recognized for his comprehensive knowledge of international cuisine and an innovative approach to setting the stage for a customized dining experience. He’s had over 17 years of progressive experience managing the provision of fine dining for resorts, restaurants, country clubs and clubhouses. Refining the art of cooking, he has developed impressive menus, and prepared culinary dishes influenced by culturally diverse regions around the world. Particularly adept in the ability to cultivate partnerships with service providers in obtaining the freshest and highest quality ingredients, Lionel is committed to leaving patrons with an especially memorable dining experience.

TV foodies may know Lionel from his Food Network TV show appearances on Chopped and Beat Bobby Flay, where he actually did “beat Bobby Flay” in Season 14 Episode 1 (2017)! Lionel loves to travel the world and explore the cuisines each country has to offer. He has a deep respect for cultural traditions and how they shape the native cuisines. The variety of culinary cuisines along with opportunities in the USA motivated Lionel to move to Northern California where he lives today with his wife and brand new baby boy.

Jonatan Prestini was born in Brazil and has been living in the United States since September 2017. Prestini is the son of Italian descendants and has always been passionate about good pasta, but it was at the barbecue that he found his vocation. Chef Jonatan studied gastronomy in 2014 at Espaço Gourmet, Institute of Culinary, in Curitiba, Paraná, his hometown. Between 2013 and 2017 Prestini has worked with events and consulting for restaurants.
In the United States, Prestini has done consulting for some Brazilian restaurants such as Cleos Steak House and Cybelle’s Pizza and Pasta. In early 2020 he started working for Cleverly Nourished, where he is working on his passion for cooking to deliver excellence to his customers.

Jonatan Prestini
Chef

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