about

hey there!

I’m Katelin, a 27-year old living in Denver trying to make my passion for food into a career.

HEALTH & FOOD JOURNEY

 I started cooking in middle school when I discovered the food network and realized I didn’t have to eat tacos from a box and Ragu on rotation for the rest of my life (sorry mom).
 

Fast forward to college and I found myself uncomfortable in my own skin. I had very little interest or motivation to exercise on my own after leaving my competitive swimming career behind to pursue music. I was eating mostly empty carbs, emotionally bingeing and fluctuating weight like crazy thanks to quick fixes and fad diets. In short, I wasn’t taking care of myself and needed a lasting change. 

Today, I’ve settled into a lifestyle that I like to call “paleo-ish”. The most important thing I’ve learned over the years is there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” plan for health. For me, diets are too restrictive, even when they’re as great as paleo. I eat pizza when I’m craving it, I drink beer (you can’t not if you live in Colorado), and my favorite food is full-dairy, sugar-packed ice cream. BUT I also meal prep as much as possible, eat a lot of big salads and my favorite meals are usually the ones I make myself at home. 

 Food has always been my passion and opening a restaurant has been a dream of mine since I was a little kid growing up in my dad’s ice cream shops. I went to college in Boston for Business and after graduating got a job in Corporate Finance. The “plan” was to make a lot of money as quickly as possible, retire early, and fund my own restaurant as my later-in-life passion project.
 

Well, after three years in the corporate world I burned out. I moved to Denver without a real plan other than seeking a fresh start. I got another 9-5 job and started a food blog and the Bowls by KO Instagram in my free time. I was recipe testing on my friends whenever I could, and they quickly started asking me for recipes and meal plans. After a few months I realized that I wouldn’t be truly happy in a job unless I could find a way to turn my passion for cooking into a career.

So, I took a leap of faith! I quit my full-time job, picked up a few side hustles and started marketing my meal plans and meal prep services. It was the best decision I’ve ever made

I’m thrilled to be here cooking for you!

have questions?

Feel free to email me with any questions you have about Bowls By Ko.

 

I'd love you chat with you!

- Katelin

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