About our founders:
Chantelle Cheng is a nutritional chef with certification in Holistic Nutrition Consultant from Bauman College. She cooks for individuals, families, parties, and retreat settings freshly prepared food using local and seasonal ingredients. She also helps individuals achieve their health goals by providing evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle education as well as guidance in the kitchen.
Formerly the chef at the Center for Spiritual Renewal at La Casa de Maria retreat center in Montecito, CA, she prepared meals for the guests using produce from its organic garden as well as local farmers markets.
Her love of food and appreciation for the world of flavors and textures began at an early age with exposure to both international cuisines as well as traditional Chinese home cooking. She was inspired by her elders and personal experience the idea of food as medicine, and how it could be used to improve health.
Her passion for cooking to nourish with beautiful, delicious food inspires eaters to make healthful choices. She also hopes to be an example of positive eating habits for her young daughter, Sonali.
Chantelle holds a Bachelor degree in Linguistics from UC Santa Barbara
Together with Chantelle Cheng and Bryan Cheng, Sally Li is the co-founders of Chantelle’s Granola. She started the business in Hong Kong in 2015 while she and her husband Victor was living there.
After spending her entire career living the corporate life, she is re-discovering her true passion for food, music and the simplicity of life close to nature. In 2017, after living overseas in big cities like Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai for many years, she and her husband settled back in Marin County, where they enjoy the slower paced life and being closer to nature. Leveraging her years of business and IT experience, Sally is dedicating her time crafting this handmade granola and developing the business in the Northern California area.
Sally holds a Bachelor degree in Computer Science from California State University Fullerton. She enjoys yoga, hiking, gardening, playing the piano and skiing.