"I got the opportunity to work with Ellory for 4 years while I was building my company, Green Heart Foods. She was a huge help in creating a large recipe database that served an ever-increasing client base, We grew our kitchen's capacity from feeding 30 to 2,000 people per day. Ellory is dependable, trustworthy, and hard-working. She is a passionate creative chef who travels the world in search of fresh flavors and traditional techniques. Ellory's passion and education for world food is combined with her holistic and balanced style to create meals that are innovative, satisfying, and deeply nourishing."

-Lisa Chatham- Green Heart Foods

"Ellory Abels is a joy to work with and eat with! I have know Ellory from when she began working for me and I quickly and luckily scooped her up and hired her upon graduation from culinary school. She worked for my company for two terrific years. Recently, after her time on the West Coast, we reconnected through friends and I was the recipient of an amazing family holiday meal that I can still taste. Ellory cooks with passion, love and talent. Her food photo adventures stand out in a cluttered word of images. I look forward to more meals and her great success to continue."

-Shelley Borris- Fresh Company

"Ellory has provided her custom food services for our intimate company get togethers. Honestly, I couldn't imagine hiring anyone else. She's my favorite chef, hands down, and she has the capacity to intently listen to her clients and design a menu with each individual in mind. You can really tell she loves doing it too."

-Marc Beauregard- Bed Fellows Roasting

"I have lived in San Francisco for the past 5 years.  I am a foody and I can easily say Ellory is one of the best chefs in the Bay area.  She catered a Google event and many of my dinner parties.  Ellory can adapt to any dietary restrictions or preferences (for example I prefer vegetarian) but no matter what it is, it is delicious.  If you need to be convinced, try her cookies and cream cookies - you'll be hooked. Ellory is an incredible person and a joy to work with. She is greatly missed in California.  

-Kiersten Soong- Google

"Healthy - Colorful - Fun - Diverse. Taking flavors from local farms, big cities and quaint kitchens around the world, each meal created by Uprooted's Ellory Abels will feel inspired with personal touch. Whether she is cooking a family dinner for a few friends or catering in a corporate setting, your taste buds will feel spoiled as if they're the only ones in the room."

-Michael Arriola- Gociety

"I can't say enough wonderful things about Chef Ellory!  We met through mutual friends several years ago and dinner parties have never been the same! Ellory's food is innovative and fresh, focusing on seasonal ingredients and infused with flavors from her world travels. From super healthy food that makes you feel good, to comforting dishes that remind me of home, I find that versatility and creativity are her strongest suits. I can't imagine hiring anyone else for the job; she never disappoints! She's a pleasure to work with and Colorado is lucky to have her!"

-Liz O'Neal, Twitter


"Ellory is absolutely wonderful in every regard. She listened to my needs and wants and sets forth creating delicious, interesting, nutritious meals for my husband and me. She tweaked whatever we needed tweaked. She asked for feedback and continually checked in to see how we were liking our meals. Her timing was impeccable and her costs were extremely reasonable. We miss her terribly..."
-Emily Scott- San Francisco


"I met Ellory Abels though a friend. As she has an impressive background, I asked Ellory to plan a dinner party for several friends. Although I am an excellent cook, I wanted a dining "experience" outside of my capabilities. Ellory's menu, her execution and presentation was a smashing success. I have since had the need for her to chef for my family while they were visiting. She cooks with local fresh food and can fuse several cuisines, from the simplest breakfast, to a full-out dinner.  Her knowledge of Indian cuisine is extensive. She has cooked many wonderful meals for me, all to the delight of my children, friends and myself.  She is reliable and would be a fabulous asset to anyone. "

-Carolyn Placzek- Scottsdale Arizona