We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Kendall Smith and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kevin, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Firstly, I looked at my skillset, talent and education. I am a classically trained Chef with over 25 years of experience and a Clinical Nutritionist with over a decade of experience. I saw an opportunity to provide something that many people want but struggle to find. I wanted to provide customers with a Home Delivery Food Service that incorporated all the nutritional health elements that I coach people on in our Los Angeles Nutritional Clinic – Ideal Bodies Nutrition, and give them a five star restaurant quality meal. There are many. many Food Plans out there and often people have a personal Chef to cook for them. There are also many Nutritionists and Dietitians in Los Angeles. I give my Clients both services and the most delicious food in town!

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business has many elements to it which I really love. Our main purpose is to provide our Clients with the very best nutrition and quality experience out there.

We have a Nutritional Clinic that has been operating for about 10 years, a Private Chef business offering everything from in home dinners to Weddings and even cooking classes, and our latest venture is the Gourmet Nutritional Foods Meal Delivery where we delivery enough freshly prepared food for 5-6 days of delicious, restaurant style eating.

To my knowledge there are no other companies out there like ours. With our company you are getting a wealth of Clinical Nutritional knowledge, a background in whole food healing and Chef inspired food services that come from 30 years of cooking in restaurants, for high profile celebrities and even Presidents.

The business has evolved tremendously over time. The humble beginnings of working for a handful of clients in their homes, then expanding to opening a Nutritional Clinic and now in 2022 to offering Meal Delivery.

The main challenge has always been time and money. Expansion takes both but as we keep growing, these problems are less impactful. I’ve found if I can dream it up, put in the organization to get it done and find the clients, we always deliver.

My biggest lesson that I have learned is to go with what I know. I listen to myself and tend to ignore the opinions of others. I’ve realized that many opinions are based out of other peoples own failure and I am not interested in failure. When ever I follow my own purpose which is truly rooted in feeding, nourishing and making people happy, I always succeed.

Our company offers something for everyone. We have many services available. We want the world to be healthier. We also want the world to know that being healthier does not mean you have to eliminate everything and eat egg whites, chicken breast with broccoli everyday. In actual fact most people would be very surprised to find out what foods are actually healthy for them. What I really want everyone to know is YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT!

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well I would definitely start out early with a hike on top of the Santa Monica Mountains where you can get the best views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. After that a little trip to Malibu for a nice brunch by the beach and a walk next to the ocean.

For the rest of the week it would be eating at some of my favorite places like Sugarfish for sushi, Border Grill for epic Mexican food and probably a couple of LA’s Michelin star rated restaurants.

Places to visit would have to include Beverly Hills for some window shopping, a trip along Hollywood Blvd to see all the crazy characters, some more food and shopping in Pasadena, lots more time at the beach including the Venice Boardwalk and the Santa Monica Pier, and checking out some of the cool ethnic neighborhoods in LA like Little Tokyo.
Anything to do with eating, hiking boots and swimsuits check my boxes!

I love LA, it literally has something for everyone!

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
There are many people who have helped me a long my way. I have had the benefit of working with some amazing Chefs through the years. I have also benefited from working with Standard Process for the past few years who provide amazing continuing education in the holistic nutrition field. The person who I would like to thank the most is my Wife – Christy. She has supported and given me everything I need to succeed and move forward in my career.

Website: www.idealbodiesnutrition.com

Instagram: @ibn_nutrition_fitness

Facebook: @idealbodiesnutrition

Yelp: Ideal Bodies Nutrition or Kevin Kendall’s Kitchen

Other: www.kevinkendallskitchen.com

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