Kitchfix Welcomes Chef Cleetus Friedman as Executive Chef

Chicago-based Kitchfix, the healthy prepared meal delivery service, has tapped a Cleetus Friedman as the new executive chef for its premier fresh-prepared meal delivery business. Recently, Chef Cleetus led the company’s wildly successful efforts to revamp the Whole30 menu. Both Kitchfix and Chef Cleetus, are excited to build upon this momentum in the food-obsessed Chicago community and bring more creative, healthy, innovative meals to Kitchfix patrons.

“I am excited to be cooking clean, healthy food that aligns with my lifestyle. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis fifteen years ago and know that it can be challenging to find foods that I enjoy which also fit within a restricted diet,” explains Friedman. “It’s a creative challenge working in a dairy and grain free kitchen, but I am thrilled to be able to bring my recipes into people’s homes in a way that is convenient and good for them!”

Chef Cleetus will be debuting a new, delicious dish each month on Grilled Peach and Fennel Brisket as well as an Arugula Chimichurri Chicken Salad are featured this month.

Kitchfix has been serving up healthy and delicious meals throughout the Chicagoland area for over five years and bringing thousands of households convenient, ready-to-eat meals.


About Chef Cleetus Friedman:

Cleetus Friedman is a lifelong chef, entertainer and event planner who has been revolutionizing food in Chicago. And now, he is back on stage.

Cleetus started his career in the food and beverage three decades ago. Chef Cleetus has surrounded himself with talented industry people and developed his skills both in front and back of the house. Throughout college at the University of Maryland, Cleetus assisted in the growth of the Silver Diner then moved to Chicago in 1995.

From 1995 to 2005, Cleetus kept one foot in the kitchens and another foot in the world of comedy. He studied with Del Close at Improv Olympic and performed four one-man shows, along with headlining The Q Brothers’ A Bomb-itty of Errors at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

In 2008, Cleetus opened City Provisions with the mission to connect community and food. As a premier catering company and a full-service delicatessen, he became a trailblazer in support of the local food movement. Closing the doors to City Provisions, Cleetus was the executive chef of Fountainhead, The Bar on Buena and Fountainhead Market, then went on the open Theater on the Lake.

In 2014, he launched Crafted by Cleetus, his line of retail food products.


About Kitchfix

Founded in 2012, Kitchfix, a chef owned and driven company, has been a progressive leader in Chicago meal delivery for the Paleo, Whole30, and Keto market. Kitchfix provides healthy, convenient, and stress-free options for your whole day, from breakfast snacks to fully prepared meals. Kitchfix delivers delicious chef-created and in-house nutritionist approved meals throughout Chicagoland and provides grain-free grocery items in store and online nationwide. All Kitchfix foods are non-GMO and free of gluten, dairy, corn, soy, refined sugars and artificial preservatives. Kitchfix believes that everyone should know what’s in their food and where it came from. Kitchfix uses these standards to create meals that use healthy, natural, ingredients, with a low glycemic index. Kitchfix is committed to building a standard of eating for everyday people to reduce stress though food with anti-inflammatory benefits and cleaner ingredients. Find Kitchfix online at and Instagram.