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Ava Malazian


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About Ava

Based in Arcadia, CA, Ava is a nurturing hostess and natural beautifier at heart. Inspired by her family roots in hospitality and extravagant dinner parties, her love for food and community was born.

She went on to get a bachelors in art history, an associate’s degree in interior design, and a culinary degree in plant based cuisine. Ava has worked as the head chef for top wellness retreats, personal chef for influential families, and as a plant based food and wellness educator for Whole Foods, KPFK, and Plantlab.  She is a mother of two daughters and has created several food focused sustainable youth education programs. Her mission is to educate and inspire others to connect with the earth, themselves, and their families through preparing and eating health conscious food.

Ava is inspired to support home chefs to create loving connections through health conscious meals, one ingredient, one plate, and one family at a time.

What I Do

Based In Arcadia, CA + Willing To Travel

Private Chef

I cook for families so that they can have more free time to spend together and eat healthy nourishing luxurious meals.

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Corporate Events

I cater corporate events for up to 100 people.

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Drop Off Catering

II will drop off catered meals for your events for you and your guests to enjoy.

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Wedding Meals

There are few experiences more special than weddings and the meals need to be memorable. 

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Event Planning

I will help you plan out your food-based event so that you create an incredible experience for everyone.

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Bar Pairing

I will create meals that pair perfectly with your beverage selection. Let’s plan your event together.

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Let’s Work Together!

I want to create culinary magic for you, your family, and your events.


I have worked with Ava on retreats in Costa Rica and LA. She brings a special beauty to working with food that I have not seen by anyone else. It is like the light of universal love shines through her hands as she cooks and decorates the dishes, bringing them into a new level of art and appreciation for the beauty of what nourishes the body. Ava is deeply grounded in her work with food from the farm to table, keeping it’s energy clean and pure yet infusing it with her abundant love as she makes it – filling up those who eat her food with bundles of love. Her professionalism and ease to work makes her easy to work alongside and I am always learning and discovering with her. She brings out the playfulness in shopping at markets learning about foods and what to do with them. 
Nid Ra

Director, Omega Movement

”Working with Ava has been an amazing and super positive experience. Her work and professionalism are outstanding! She has helped me implement better systems to improve my culinary skills and they helped me cater with excellence. She’s is truly wonderful !! ”   
Sara Borrero

Retreat Chef





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