Recent Testimonials

  • Scott – Chief Compliance Officer, Meal Service Client

    “Chef Haley is a life changer! How you may ask, well let me tell you. Despite no family history and not being overweight I was diagnosed in late 2018 with adult-onset Type 2 diabetes. It was time to make lifestyle changes and that started with eating healthier. My wife and I met with Haley who got to know our likes and dislikes with respect to foods, spices, etc. She then used this information and her nutritional background to design meals specifically for me including calorie count and the nutritional value of each ingredient. I have found each meal to be well prepared, very tasty and, despite being portion controlled, filling. After eating “healthy with Haley” for less than 4 months, I have lost weight, feel healthier, and most importantly, after a follow-up doctor visit, no longer a diabetic. A result directly attributable to Haley. I highly recommend her.”

  • Jenny Slate – Actress, Author, Comedian

    “These ladies make some of the most delicious food I’ve eaten in a lonnnng time! If you live in SouthCoast MA and are looking for a chef to do meal prep, cooking classes for adults AND kids, events, or retreats, please please get in touch with my friends Haley and Celeste at The Holistic Trick. THEY MAKE THE TASTIEST BEST FOOOOOOOOD!!!!”

  • Basia Winograd – Documentarian, Writer

    “I enjoyed seven days of breakfasts, lunches and dinners by The Holistic Trick during a recent retreat. Each meal was a panoply of beautiful, nutritious and delicious dishes. I am a self-proclaimed foodie and often travel specifically to enjoy various world cuisines, yet there were several dishes served by The Holistic Trick that I thought might have just been the most delicious and satisfying things I’d ever eaten. The Holistic Trick’s varied, beautiful and nutritious meals reminded me that food is a gift to be treasured and enjoyed, and that eating well makes us feel well. The passion The Holistic Trick obviously has for their work made meals feel like soulful, even spiritual occasions, rather than just breaks in the day to fill our bellies.”

  • Tamalin Baumgarten – Artist & Organizer at The Cuttyhunk Artist Residency – Innkeeper at The Avalon Inn on Cuttyhunk

    “The Holistic Trick has catered several retreats for us at the Avalon Inn on remote Cuttyhunk Island, MA. Chefs Haley and Celeste went above and beyond, providing wonderfully nourishing and delicious meals while accommodating specific dietary needs. Their food was the highlight of our guests’ experience. These young, talented chefs are a delightful presence in the kitchen, a pleasure to work with. They covered all the bases from gathering fresh, local ingredients, creating a masterful cuisine, to a beautiful presentation of meals served. They often surprised us with an unexpected dessert made from alternative and healthy ingredients. We will definitely hire them again with upmost confidence in their ability to provide a heavenly experience for our guests.”

  • Annie Godfrey Larmon – Writer & Editor

    “I was blown away by Haley and Celeste’s innovation, style, and engagement with the offerings of the local environment. (Beach-plucked rose water and dried seaweed crisps, anyone?) Everything they prepared was memorable. They are also a total pleasure to spend time with!”

  • Sarah Corbett – Photographer

    “I cannot say enough wonderful things about Haley and her mad chef skills! She was the personal chef at a retreat I attended, and prepared farm-to-table meals for us 3 x’s a day. Her cooking is a multi-sensory experience! From flavors to textures to color… it was an absolutely delicious and beautiful experience. She blew us away. AND everything she prepared was so incredibly healthy and easy on the digestive system. I felt SO GOOD eating her food all week. To top it all off, Haley is awesome person to be around… easy going, thoughtful, witty, professional, and engaging. The retreat atmosphere and experience was enhanced 10 fold because she was there. She is top notch. I can’t imagine anyone better all around.”

  • Caitlin Winkley – Life Coach

    “I most recently hired Haley Pollock of The Holistic Trick to chef at my life coaching retreat at Smith Farm Gardens. Blown away doesn’t even come close to describing my experience of hiring Haley. Before finding Haley, I had interviewed tons of chefs. None of them felt just right, until I had found The Holistic Trick. She had all of the unique elements I was looking for – education on how food effects our wellbeing, a value in farm-to-table dining, the ability to creatively use local ingredients, friendly, positive demeanor, gorgeous presentation of the meals and impeccable work ethic. Ready for the best part though? Her food was insanely good! I wanted to offer my retreat members healthy meals and Haley was able to turn gluten free, dairy free and mostly refined sugar-free meals into some of the most delicious meals me and my retreat members have literally ever tasted! Her attention to detail with each meal was noted and appreciated. Not to be corny, but I could feel the love with every bite. Everyone needs chef Haley in their kitchen. I can’t recommend this woman enough!”

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About The Holistic Trick

 

The Holistic Trick offers culinary nutrition services tailored to fit your specific goals and needs. Our mission is to help you improve your relationship with food in an ever-lasting and sustainable fashion. Our approach is whole-foods based, meaning all foods can fit within a healthy lifestyle. Our approach is also person-based meaning it revolves around you – your body, spirit, and mind. No fad diets, no gimmicks. Just real, pure love for food.

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Our Services

Prepared Meals

Imagine coming home after a long day to a delicious and nutrient-dense meal you & your family can completely relish in. Reclaim the time it takes to plan a weekly menu, grocery shop, chop, cook, & clean. Begin eating for wellness and spend more time doing what you love instead of cooking!

Why prepared meals?
Athletic performance, medically necessary diets, weight-loss, busy professionals, elderly, adventurous eaters, desire to eat for wellness, dislikes cooking, and/or limited cooking skills. Convenient heat and eat without the mess!

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Cooking & Baking Classes

Does the thought of cooking dinner totally stress you out? Have you dare uttered the words, “I cannot cook” or “I cannot bake.” Understanding everyone can cook is the first step; finding the right person to teach you the ropes, is the second. Pick a recipe or two and let’s cook together!

  • In-home cooking classes for basic cooking skills, eating for wellness, ethinically inspired meals, or specialized diets
  • In-home baking classes; basics, bread, gluten-free, cookies, pies, healthy desserts, etc
  • Group education, girls night, workshops, team-buidling, makes fun and interactive outings with friends and family etc
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Special Events & Parties

On vacation? Don’t have time to cook, but want to throw a party and entertain a crowd? Relax, and enjoy your own party by letting us do the cooking!

  • Quaint in-home catered birthdays, engagement dinners, anniversaries, graduations, holidays, summer BBQ/picnics, etc
  • Dinner for two or romantic couple’s night with aphrodisiac menu
  • In-home plated or family-style meals

Retreats

Please inquire directly to discuss retreat bookings as far in advance as possible. Willing to travel with general accommodation & travel expenses paid by retreat host. 

Pricing & accommodations will vary on a case by case basis. Please contact me to discuss special event inquiries.

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Areas We Feed

Now Serving Westport, Dartmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Cuttyhunk, & beyond…
$20 mileage fee for services outside the 30-mile radius.

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