In 2016, Lisa McNaney’s family friend was diagnosed with brain cancer.
This was not the first time McNaney had been confronted with the deadly disease. Both McNaney and her 18-year-old daughter are survivors of breast cancer, and her mother succumbed to cancer in 2015. A personal chef in Livermore, McNaney decided to reach out to her friend in need.
“I just started cooking for his family the way I was cooking through my personal chef business, but with a lot more consciousness around cancer-fighting foods, cruciferous vegetables, bone broth and very low dairy, anti-inflammatory types of menus,” she said.
McNaney soon realized that there were many people who could benefit from her cancer-conscious meal service. She called it Culinary Angels.
“We gathered a few people together who loved to cook and I said, ‘We’re like culinary angels for these people!'” McNaney recalled. Since it launched four years ago, Culinary Angels’ 200 volunteers…