Simone Miller is a self-taught chef who has been working in the food industry for seventeen years. She worked at several restaurants in New York and Connecticut before relocating to San Francisco in 2007. Once in the Bay Area, Simone worked as a personal chef while working to launch a catering company. Shortly after getting Zenbelly off the ground, she learned what was behind her constant headaches and lethargy: a pretty serious sensitivity to gluten. Discovering that she had food allergies put the brakes on her business, but only long enough for her to pivot. She couldn't imagine serving people food she hasn't tasted and recognized the tremendous need for gluten-free catering. And who better to do it than someone who couldn't imagine living a life restricted by food allergies? Simone is a chef on a mission: to prove that gluten-free and Paleo cuisine can be just as gourmet, refined, and artfully presented as what can be found in a fine bistro. She draws on her holistic nutrition education to bring true nourishment to her cooking and belies the notion that healthy food can't be delicious enough to impress the most serious gourmand. She offers a chef's perspective to Paleo recipes on her blog, zenbelly.com. There, she shares her grain-free recipes that have made believers out of some of the most die-hard gluten eaters and has encouraged countless people to roll up their sleeves and have fun creating simple, delicious, healthy food.