Inger Hoovestol Smith is a talented chef, consultant and culinary instructor with over 30 years experience in the food industry focusing on sports nutrition, health and fitness. She is founder and owner Inger's Fine Foods, a cooking school in Clayton, Ga. Originally from Houston, Inger studied and worked at the popular cooking school Le Panier for many years, where she also taught healthy cooking classes and had the privilege of working alongside such notable chefs as Guliano Bugiali, Marcella Hazan, Nick Malgieri, LaVerl Daily and Joanne Weir. She was the co-founder and executive chef of Smart Meals, Inc. one of the first performance based, pre-packaged meal companies in the United States. After relocating to Georgia, along with her husband, Chris, Chef Smith owned and operated Inger's Fine Foods, a small restaurant and catering company in Rabun County from 2001-2008. Over the years Inger has had the unique opportunity to work in the professional sports, music and film industries, and is now sought after by celebrity clients who must stay healthy and fit. Chef Inger specializes in managing the dietary needs of professional and elite athletes and over the last 9 years was the private chef of PGA Golfer Dustin Johnson, QB Matt Ryan and several other NFL players. Inger loves working with and teaching people who enjoy really great food and are dedicated to fueling their bodies with high quality, nutritionally sound ingredients.
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons QB
Dustin Johnson, PGA Golfer
Joey Diovisalvi, Elite PGA Trainer, Owner Joey D Golf
Justin Blalock, Retired NFL
Thomas Dimitroff, GM Atlanta Falcons
Jeffrey Sprecher, Owner ICE/New York Stock Exchange
Kelly Loeffler, Owner Atlanta Dream
Scott Pioli, NFL Executive
Cathy Selig, Owner Selig Enterprises
Nancy Pruitt, Pruitt Health Corporation
Jennifer Aniston (Private chef Wonderlust Film)
Vic Beasley, Atlanta Falcons
JR Smith, Cleveland Cavaliers
Sergio Garcia, PGA Golfer
Brooks Keopka, PGA Golfer
Charles Godfrey, NFL (retired)
Tyson Jackson, Atlanta Falcons
Mary Lou Retton
Kim Zmeskel, Olympic Gymnast
Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Former President Morehouse College
The Nautica Corporation
Mrs. Barbara Bush
Mary Tyler Moore
The Rolling Stones
It isn’t a lack of information that stops athletes from eating properly, but a lack of hands on cooking techniques. The goal is simple: Get comfortable in the kitchen. Once players learn the “hows" of healthy cooking, the “why" makes a lot more sense. If you are a coach and would like your athletes to have more confidence in the kitchen, please contact Chef Inger for more information!
Chef Inger is private chef to some of the worlds greatest athletes. Proper nutrition and great taste are key for performance in any field. Chef Inger works with her private clients to provide delicious, natural options that are nutrient dense & beneficial to your body. For more information about working with Chef Inger on a personalized meal program please contact her today!
Allow Chef Inger to share her recipes and expertise gained working in the world of professional sports as well as the film and music industries. She has cooked for the best of the best and wants to share her knowledge with you. Inger's classes at the Teaching Kitchen in Clayton, Georgia are for anyone interested in learning to prepare healthy and delicious meals, snacks and desserts. Please see the Cooking Classes section for the current and upcoming schedule!
Chef Smith has been cooking for me for several years now, and I can't speak highly enough about the results. I've been more energetic, and received lots of compliments on my new physique. Chef Smith has truly found the perfect recipes that not only taste great, but you can feel good about eating as well."
“I have seen Inger’s business at the office and at our home. Her gift as a professional and her personal touch is beyond remarkable. My family and I have enjoyed her food and her ‘business' at our home. From start to finish she and the people that work with her go above and beyond to provide ‘service’ with a genuine warmth and truly tremendous product every time. It is almost difficult to refer to it as a business, product or service because she provides such a great personal touch and genuine care for clients. I couldn’t recommend someone more.”
6 time NFL Executive of the Year
I've had the pleasure to work with chef Inger for years ....As a coach at the highest level of golf...Nutrition , energy, at the highest level are a must ...,Chef Inger's food is a must for every athlete who is serious about performance !!!!! You should trust chef Inger and her meals to fuel your nutritional needs. Be good to your body !!!! Thank you chef for always giving us the best!!!
Coach Joey D
Why? More and more professional and elite athletes, coaches and trainers are realizing that nutrition is the key to optimal performance in the game, as well as living a healthy and fulfilling life off the field.
Position Nutrition: All athletes do not require the same type of diet.
Even players on the same team have different positions that demand
different types of fuel. For example, a competitive body builder will need one type of diet to keep him lean, strong and performing properly, while a defensive tackle’s job demands a completely different one. A golfer will need a diet for endurance, while an NBA point guard will eat to perform shorter burst of activity. Chef Smih's goal is Peak Performance Nutrition Management. For the best results she researches her clients specific physical activity and aligns it with the nutritional requirements each sport/position demands, maximizing performance and stamina.
Chef Inger's program has several important components...EDUCATION, COMMUNICATION, SERVICE and CONVENIENCE. Clients of Smith Performance Nutrition can take advantage of Chef Inger’s entire program or just the aspects that align with their specific needs.
PART ONE: 20 dedicated hours include: (hours spread out over a period of days)
Day 1: Extensive interview and diet plan development
Day 2: Shopping at preferred grocery stores
Day 3: Restaurant excursion; what and how to eat on the road
Day 4: Cooking class with Chef Inger, individual or family
PART TWO: Continued Monthly Maintenance includes:
1. Menu plan designed to athletes personal nutritional requirements
2. Prepared Meals and snacks delivered to home or gym weekly
3. Weekly phone consult with Chef Inger, on call for urgent needs
4. Personal meeting once a month to assess and address any changes
5. Guidance regarding which menu items to eat at work or on the road
Please contact Chef Inger for more information 404-838-8714
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