about kitchkat

kitchkat was cooked up on a cold winter’s night in December 2009 when a few of my friends were airing their frustrations about having little time or energy to get a good meal on their plate after a long day. Take out or going out to eat was expensive and often unhealthy but for a busy person on the go, it was the easiest option.  As someone who loves to cook, I thought about how I could help. And then the idea came to me: I could cook better than takeout, healthy and well-balanced meals for my friends!

from there, the recipe for kitchkat was mixed together. My ingredients: hungry busy people, a weekly menu, fresh ingredients recyclable containers and a kitchen. I do all the cooking and delivering and for an entire week, my kitchkat clients can enjoy prepared food at the convenience of their refrigerator. My passion for cooking to others has expanded to private cooking, catering events & healthy cleanses.

about kat basile runyan

basile-29my love for cooking started when I was in fifth grade. I would come home from school and watch cooking shows. I watched them every single day for a year until I finally began to try out my own culinary skills. By the seventh grade, I was making my own dinners. You could say pasta was my thing.  By the time I went to college, I learned that I liked new foods like avocado, feta cheese and lobster. Going to college in Boston and then in South Carolina introduced me to a variety of different cuisines.  By the end of my college career, I would make a huge batch of food every Sunday that would last me for the week. Many years later,  I am doing the same thing for other people!

I am an avid self-taught cook. I graduated with a degree in Sociology in 2006—a degree that has little to do with making a mean barbecue turkey meatloaf. Cooking has always been something that has made me enthusiastically happy. I am grateful that I could turn my passion into my career.

-kat basile runyan

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