Kelly Ruben is a Michelin Star trained chef and food blogger with over seven years experience of professional cooking and recipe development.


A Note From Kelly:

My love for food started at a very young age, waking up early on Sunday mornings to bake brownies for my family…which I very rarely ended up sharing! I always dreamed of being a chef but ended up taking the traditional route of going to college and majoring in Finance, which put the idea of working in the culinary industry on the backburner. After graduating from Florida State University, I moved to Washington, D.C. and worked a corporate job while continuing my passion for cooking in my free time. Finally, after a few years I took a leap of faith and quit my job to go to culinary school full-time!

I attended L’Academie de Cuisine where I focused on classic and modern French cuisine, graduating top of my class. I earned an apprenticeship at a fine dining restaurant in D.C. and following that, I worked at Michelin Star restaurants—Rose’s Luxury in D.C. and Parachute in Chicago. I am now a full-time private chef and recipe developer in New York City.

After gaining experience in restaurant kitchens, I began working as a private chef for celebrities and high-profile families, catering corporate retreats, and meal prepping for busy families. Simultaneously, I began posting my recipes on social media and sharing culinary tips with home cooks. The Dining by Kelly community on social media has grown to over 94,000 people from around the world and I now work with local and national brands to create and test recipes to showcase their products.

Creating Dining by Kelly has allowed me to combine my passion of cooking for others, creating and developing recipes for brands, and sharing those culinary tips with other home cooks so I am grateful you’re here! Whether you are a busy family looking for help in the kitchen, a food brand hoping to gain more exposure online, or a home cook wanting to learn new and creative recipes, Dining by Kelly can assist with your culinary needs.


Dinner Parties

Invite guests for a unique dining experience in the comfort of your own home. I will prepare and serve a custom menu and take care of the cleanup so you can relax and enjoy your party!

Meal Prep

I will prepare delicious meals for you and your family so you can eat healthy during your busy week. All meals are customized and stored in containers, labeled, and ready to eat!

Small Catering

Create a custom menu perfect for your next party, event or small corporate gathering that your guests will love! I’ll also take care of serving and cleanup so you can enjoy the event stress free.

Brand Partnerships

Reach my dedicated culinary community of 94,000+ food lovers from across the world who are interested in learning about recipes, kitchen products, cookware, ingredients and more!

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