We believe that being healthy comes from a good diet and regular exercise, all things in moderation (and it’s OK to treat yourself).
We also passionately believe in supporting local independent businesses, which are owned by the people that created them, and who, like us, are invested in the local economy and community.
A good healthy diet isn’t a faddy ‘diet’. It’s a combination of eating fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish (if you’re not vegetarian or vegan), high fibre starchy carbohydrates and whole grains. Food that provides your daily vitamin and mineral requirements. Variety.
This isn’t always as easy as it sounds due to the time pressures of modern life. Taking time out to plan meals, going to the shops to buy fresh ingredients, the time it takes to prepare, the cooking skills, the washing up! No wonder we sometimes revert to processed meals and takeaways, not because we want to, but because we haven’t had time to plan and execute the healthy meals we aimed for.
We started Cheffortless to help people achieve this. A menu of balanced and delicious healthy meals to choose from, with nutritional information provided for each dish. The hard work of thinking up a menu, shopping for ingredients and preparation is already done. Meals that can usually be cooked in under 20 minutes, with no preparation. Three or four very simple steps, with little washing up, waste or packaging.
Cheffortless aims to be a sustainable business. Cutting down the amount of (recyclable) packaging, eliminating waste, using local suppliers and employing local people. We genuinely care about the local environment and economy.
CEO & Founder
Graham has always had a passion for food and is a firm believer in healthy eating. Not a fan of faddy diets, he believes that eating fresh, varied and un-processed food, coupled with regular exercise, is the key to a healthy life.
Over his career, Graham has had several senior roles in various businesses, but in 2015 he decided to pursue his dream and purchased a local restaurant. Since then, he has satisfied St Neots and the surrounding villages with delicious home cooked food.
In 2021, as the World started to recover from the Coronavirus pandemic, Graham saw a gap in the market. What if he could deliver fresh, healthy meals, using local suppliers, prepared and ready to easily turn into a delicious meal at home? Fresh, tasty and simple! Chef created, but effortless to cook. Cheffortless.
Having lived in Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire, Graham and his wife, Hayley, have recently built their home near Colmworth, where they live with their horses, dogs and chickens.
He is also a believer in trying to support local charities and good causes. Over the previous five years Graham has donated over £5,000, including £1300 to the Sue Ryder St John’s Hospice at Moggerhanger, during the Coronavirus pandemic, and a donation towards the defibrillator required to enable the launch of the St Neots Junior Park Run in 2019.
Emily’s passion for the food and the hospitality industry began whilst she was still a student, working as a part-time waitress at a local gastro pub.
Since then her hospitality career has flourished, taking her from waitress to General Manager at a busy town centre restaurant.
Combined with her passion for good food, her natural flair for business and management made her the ideal choice for this role. Graham approached her about the Cheffortless business and the rest, as they say, is history!
Emily grew up in Northamptonshire and usually spends her free time out in the countryside getting mucky with her young daughter.