About

We deliver healthy food for people who want to eat a nutritious diet but don't have the time to prepare it on their own. Our food is made from scratch using the healthiest and most fresh ingredients we find daily.


Mission

Our mission is to provide professionals with a healthy and delicious lunch alternative. We deliver to Miami Beach, the Design District, Downtown Miami and Brickell. We identify ourselves by delivering only fresh, quality and healthy home made food for those who seek an alternative to eating fast food. Nutritiously delicious!


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Chef Andrés Orjuela

Andrés Orjuela is a self taught Chef who has been working in restaurants since 1992. He is fully devoted to the movement begun by Alice Waters of eating fresh, local, healthy and delicious food, and has been cooking vegetarian dishes for 15 years. In Miami he has worked at the Fine Dining Italian Restaurant Quattro on Lincoln Road under the twin Chefs Fabrizio and Nicola Carro, as well as at the Palms Hotel and Spa's Restaurant, Essencia, which focuses on fresh, organic and sustainable cooking. His knowledge and techniques are very diverse as he grew up in Latin America, studied in the US, and lived in Europe for 10 years. He has a special love for breads and is now developing his skill as a cheese maker.


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History

Established in April 2012

The way we started is an interesting story. I went in to see my Doctor for a general physical, just a yearly thing I do. When the results from all the tests came back he was so impressed by all my numbers that he asked me what I did to be so healthy. I told him that I exercised regularly, slept well, and ate very well as I am a chef. So he said, "Whatever you are eating is what I need to be eating!" So he asked me if I could deliver healthy meals for him and his staff of five every day. And so the business began. True story, you can ask Dr. Frazer himself!

Some of our clients include: Mount Sinai Hospital, Guardian Health Center, Hall Longevity Clinic, Synergy Yoga Center, Yogiiza, Miami Life Center, Miami Beach Laser Spa, Pilates Method Alliance, SoBe Pilates, Earth Learning, The University of Miami, Art Center Lincoln Road, Reebok Crossfit, Go Back To Raw, The Miami Hypnosis Center, Florida Grand Opera, MB Chamber of Commerce, Office of Capital Improvements MB, Viacom Media Networks, McKinsey & Company, Terranova, SapientNitro, Arravanti, Anima Domus Furniture, Yacht Club at Portofino, Miami Rowing Club, Hotel Intercontinental, Anya Ponoroskaya, Nara Camicie, Dion Atelier, Ondamax Films, Molteni and Co + Dada Kitchen, Rennert Language School, Brownes & Co., Lamex Foods, Casa Carby, The Village Stand, Kent Harrison Robbins Law Offices, Morgan Stanley, SLS Hotels, Orchid Hotel, Rock Star Tattoo, Frederika May, Cables and Sensors.com, Luis Morais Jewelry, Law Offices of Hightower, Stratton and Wilhemlm, Michael Raveney Photo Studio, and BBK Realty.


Healthy Eating

Our chef believes healthy eating is a lifestyle. It is unfortunate that there is such misinformation about nutrition in our current society. Growing up, if we are not taught by our parents what healthy eating is, we are left to filter through the millions of ads that bombard us with some kind of food "pitch". The last people we should trust on what we should be eating is large, profit driven corporations. Unfortunately doctors are not required to study much nutrition and chefs are usually more concerned with taste and profit than nutrition. So who do we ask to learn about healthy eating? If you ask Chef Andres he would say, "Ask a local farmer. He's the one growing and caring for what you should be eating."


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Monthly classes on Health and Nutrition

Our Chef loves to teach about food and nutrition and is now involved in a non-profit organization dedicated to cancer prevention and recovery in Miami. The class is heald one Sunday a month at Christ Journey Church in Coral Gables and is open to anyone who wants to learn how to prevent cancer or needs a support group and information if dealing with or recovering from cancer. For information about the next event go to: www.CancerPreventionAndRecovery.org


Help with Weight Loss

If you have a BMI (body mass index) of over 25 (click here to calculate BMI) and you are serious about wanting to loose weight so that you come to a healthy and normal BMI and stay there for the rest of your life our Chef can help you. Understand though, that there is no secret method, no easy formula. It is about understanding health and nutrition and how our bodies function and what bad habits we have that we need to identify and replace in order to live a healthy lifestyle for the rest of our lives. It requires us to be willing to make changes in our lives. Healthy weight loss does not happen rapidly as this kind of shock to our system can also be harmful. Over the course of 6 months you will see and feel a significant change that will have a positive effect on not only your health and weight, but your moods, your energy level, your self esteem, your productivity and your relationships. To ask for an appointment please call (305) 586-4077.


Our chef has made a list of resources he recommends if you want to learn more about what is really healthy for us.


Books

In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan
Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition by Dr. Colin Campbell
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.
Skinny Bitch or Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
Healthy Eating, Healthy World by J. Morris Hicks

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Documentaries

Food Matters (available on Netflix)
Forks Over Knives (available on Netflix)
Food, Inc. (available on Netflix)

(305) 586-4077
info@thespecialmiami.com