About Us – Sauce

How it all started

Sauce is made up of a team of classically-trained chefs and registered dietitians who want to make it easy to eat healthy.

Since 2011, Sauce (formerly Chef Jess) sought to make living a healthy lifestyle more accessible to people within the DMV. From changing the way people think about delicious catering to your office, gathering, or celebration, the Sauce team helps companies, individuals, and families become their healthiest selves.

Founded by Jessica Swift, a registered dietitian and trained chef of Johnston and Wales University, the first Sauce “client” was her own father. After being diagnosed with Type II diabetes, Jess guided him to losing half his bodyweight, going from 300+ pounds to a healthy 180. Doctors started referring their patients to Jess, knowing she had the medical background to prescribe the correct meal plan combined with the culinary skills to make the transition easy.

Today, Sauce offers catering and nutrition consultations to individuals and organizations in the greater Washington area. With a full team of registered dietitians and chefs, Sauce remains committed to the original purpose laid out nearly a decade ago: Reinvent favorite comfort food into nutrient-dense meals.

Jess Swift, the co-founder of Sauce, has been featured as a celebrity chef and nutrition expert on numerous television, print and radio media outlets. Jess Swift demonstrated her culinary skills on the Food Network and offered her take on healthy recipes in REDBOOK, ELLE, & O Magazine. She is a known nutrition expert for the Today Show and Sirius XM’s Doctor Radio, and was chosen as Unilever’s 2018 “Agent of Change” where she represented Ocean Spray foods new healthy initiatives.

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