Fit Chef to headquarter in Gluckstadt
Fit Chef owner Kevin Roberts says plans are in place to make Gluckstadt the official new home of his Vicksburg-based healthy meal prep and catering company.
Roberts said although there is a current Fit Chef location in Gluckstadt on Dees Drive (which has been open since October 2020), it is solely a location to pick up grab-and-go meals.
“We’re planning on shutting down our Vicksburg location completely within the next three to six months and making our Gluckstadt location the main base of operations,” Roberts said. “It will be our main hub for production and distribution and our goal is to eventually go into nationwide shipping.”
Roberts has been a chef for about 17 years. He has cooked all over the country along with opening several restaurants. He originally started his business by selling healthy prepped meals out of the trunk of his car and eventually moved into a small kitchen in Vicksburg. From there, his company grew into the Fit Chef seen today.
He said Fit Chef specializes in making healthy meals made from scratch will all-natural ingredients, on top of everything being made in-house.
“We have a wide variety of food for diets, from low carb to keto, to paleo, and more,” Roberts said. “We make all of these meals under the convenience of grab-and-go. We also have a full catering company that caters healthy meals like turkey meatloaf and cauliflower mac and cheese, and not-so-healthy meals like a fajita and taco bar, Southern casseroles, cheeseburger bars, smothered chicken, barbecue, and much more. We cater to groups of up to 500 people at things like weddings, birthday parties, receptions, and more. I do it all since business is seasonal and you never know if people are in the mood to eat healthy or not eat healthy.”
For not-so-healthy meals, Roberts also has a side business called “Fat Chef” where he sells food like burgers, wings, and cheesecakes.
“Our goal is to have a hub near Central Mississippi and be close to UPS and FedEx for nationwide distribution,” Roberts said.
Fit Chef in Gluckstadt is currently open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about the company, visit their website at www.eatfitchefmeals.com, or call them at (601) 994-3463.