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Get A Little Help in Your Kitchen with MJER Help

By Elisha Neubauer

For Michelle J Elson-Roza, culinary school was always a dream come true. In 2015, she was able to see this aspiration come to fruition when she left her finance job behind and began attending Kendall College's full-time program.

It wasn't long after starting culinary school before Elson-Roza was able to put a check next to another of her life's ambitions. Alongside her husband, Anthony Roza, she launched MJER Help, located in Chicago.

The business name was a play on Elson-Roza's initials and was designed with one concept in mind: how busy families and professionals often need 'MAJOR help' when it comes to balancing work and family while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

"We understand the hectic schedules of busy professionals and families and our primary goal is to alleviate stress from your lives, so you can spend more time excelling at work, taking care of yourself, and most importantly, having additional time to spend with your family and friends," Elson-Roza said.

MJER Help was founded to provide assistance to families and professionals. The company offers a personalized, part-time service for meal prepping and special occasions that focuses on healthy, local, and organic food. In fact, this is such a drive for the Rozas, that it has been referred to as "farm to table" catering.

"We are dedicated to supporting local agriculture and we source a majority of our food from local farms and meat suppliers to obtain the highest quality ingredients," Elson-Roza said.

When it comes to the menu model, MJER Help is inspired by global cuisine. Their dishes are influenced by Italy, Morocco, Asia, and South America; however, they are flexible.

"Most importantly, though, is that we cook for you," Elson-Roza said. "We have a catering menu, but we are always open to creating a custom menu based on your preferences."

Best of all, MJER Help offers classes to help empower their clients in their own kitchens. The couple teach classes like Basic Knife Skills, Soups & Stocks, and Methods of Cooking.

"It is amazing to see our client's confidence grow as they learn core techniques," Elson-Roza said. "Everyone can make healthy, nutritious, and delicious food at home."

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