Our Story

Who are we?

We are so happy you are here to learn more about our family.

We are Real Foods. Our goal is to give everyone the option to eat clean, REAL, minimally processed, no BS food at an affordable price.

Chef Chris Paolello

Chef Chris started Real Foods in 2017 to help others become healthy and show the world that eating clean does not have to be boring. In 2016, he received his degree in Culinary Excellence from the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) in Manhattan. At ICE, he perfected his already astonishing ability to cook delicious food, and incorporates the skills he learned in each and every meal.

Chef Chris’ passion and skill combine to create the masterpieces you eat when you order from Real Foods. Health, sustainability, and creativity are at the forefront of all of our meals to help fuel your life! 

Marisa Sudol

Fiancé of Chris Paolello, who was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in June of 2019, has been a pivotal part of Real Foods from the beginning from helping out administratively to helping develop recipes and meals. Real, clean food cooked by Chef Chris was a huge part of Marisa’s cure and she continues to incorporate this food in her life to stay healthy.

In the beginning of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, Marisa and Chris found out they were having another baby, which they did not think was possible due to the strong chemotherapy drugs used in her treatment. Throughout her pregnancy and post-partum journey, she used and continues to use healthy real food to fuel her & her family. Their two daughters, Riley and Charlotte both eat their dad’s food and love it! In October 2023, Marisa & Chris had another daughter who will grow up to love their dad's food the same.

We are so excited to get to know you and help you become the best version of yourself.