Chef Katherine Humphus Secures Space To Expand Meal Kit Delivery Service | Savory Made Simple Aims For Big Things In 2016

Chef Kat Humphus dropping in from ten thousand feet
January 9, 2016

Chef Katherine Humphus is a bad ass. Many know her as the former executive chef that launched BO-beau in Ocean Beach at age 22. She also helped the Cohn Restaurant Group open a couple other restaurants, including the gigantic BO-beau in Long Beach. She was one vote away from beating Bobby Flay on his television program, aptly named Beat Bobby Flay. She came out victorious on an episode of Guy's Grocery Games. On the last day of 2014, then 26-year-old Kat left her position as executive chef within the Cohn Group to become her own boss. She launched her own cooking website, Kat's Kitchen Collective, the very next day, which she recently evolved into a meal kit delivery company named Savory Made Simple. This week, she secured expansive space in San Diego to grow her company in 2016.

In addition to being a graduate of the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and the valedictorian of her high school class, Kat is a longtime drummer, a passionate traveler, a licensed sky diver, a former-vegan, a native San Diegan, and an all-in-all cool person with an intimidating resume. During her early culinary career, Chef Kat worked in the kitchens of some of the most critically acclaimed restaurants in the country, including Wylie Dufresne's now-defunct WD~50 in Manhattan and Thomas Keller's The French Laundry in Napa Valley. Her passion for the culinary arts was ignited as a youth cooking with her mother and grandmother.

Chef Kat wants to pass her inspiration on to others, teaching aspiring home cooks the value of quality ingredients, all while supporting the community she is a part of, thus her newest endeavor. Savory Made Simple is a meal kit delivery service that provides subscribers with weekly deliveries that include 3 dinner recipes and all the ingredients necessary to make delicious dishes, teaching the home cook new and invaluable techniques along the way.

You could be making/eating this Squash Frittata
 with pork sausage and mixed greens salad
The recipes constantly change, and users can select meals for their specific diet types and skip weeks that don't fit their schedule. Unlike other meal kit services, like the popular Blue Apron, Chef Kat's company supports the local community. Recipes are inspired by San Diego ingredients and contain farm-fresh produce from area purveyors, responsibly raised meats from local butchers, and sustainable seafood from off our coast.

Ordering from Savory Made Simple is, well, simple. Pick your menu, place your order and a refrigerated box of recipes and ingredients will come to your doorstep the following week. Get ready to whip up such dishes as beef bolognese stuffed spaghetti squash with mozzarella cheese; shrimp boil with sausage, corn, creamer potatoes and charred lemon; Aribic spiced stuffed eggplant with turkey, kale, tomatoes and 5 spice blend; baked cod with chorizo, oregano, potatoes, shallot and spinach; and so much more. Let Chef Kat alleviate the hassle of meal planning and shopping and teach you a thing or two in the process. Best of all, for every six meals purchased, Chef Kat will donate four meals to Feeding America San Diego - a leading hunger-relief charity. Her goal is to donate 20,000 meals this year.

If you want to hear Chef Kat's explanation of why she left the restaurant industry to start her own meal kit delivery company, check out her recently published article on the Huffington Post. Learn more about Savory Made Simple and schedule your delivery at