Hi! I'm Lou Witterick.
I have always been interested in nutrition and more importantly passionate about good food both creating it and eating it!
Before I became involved with Simply Prep I owned my own restaurants and have worked within a local authority managing kitchens and creating nutritionally balanced and tasty menus. During this time my interest in nutrition and the science behind our bodies increased so I embarked on a Science and Nutrition Degree at the Open University, I proudly graduated in 2012. During my time with the local authority I won a national catering competition, and I was fortunate enough to appear on "The One Show" with renowned food critic Jay Rayner as well as cook my winning dish at London's Excel in front of thousands of people.
Simply Prep Meals was founded in 2016. I built a small but functional kitchen with equipment from Ebay, in an annex next to a gym, with a hand written menu on a blackboard. I kept the menu small and simple with carefully crafted seasonings and recipes I created myself. My aim was straightforward, The customer could build their own healthy meals in just 3 steps...picking their protein, carbs and veg. Before long I was creating food such as a gym friendly curry which would sell out within hours and without any marketing and only word of mouth my food was not only appealing to gym goers and PT's but local people who just wanted food that was clean, healthy, fresh and affordable. My business just grew and grew and before long I had simply out grown my 2 x 3 metre squared hut and needed to find larger premises. As a chef there is no better satisfaction than watching people enjoy your food.
So in 2017 the website was unveiled I was so excited to be offering my healthy food to the nation. I still have the same ethos....providing clean, healthy and tasty meals for everyone....You don't have to lift weights or spend hours in the gym to enjoy my food but if you do it will compliment your training. I appreciate that not everyone has time to think about their macros or micros and to be fair they are confusing, eat this, don't eat that etc. So my aim is to do this for you using only the highest quality ingredients, delivered direct to your door free and above all maintaining my consistently high standards. All our seasonings and sauces are all created by myself without any nasties or fillers and as all my recipes are, they are unique to Simply Prep.
Over the years I have worked tirelessly to build the business, I now work from a large commercial kitchen which I still run with my amazing team of 5! We deliver 3 times a week nationwide and provide Coventry City FC with their food. It is so exciting and rewarding to watch Simply Prep growing and evolving every year.