Meet The Team

Chef Brian Donovan

CEO and Executive Chef

Brian holds a Culinary Arts Degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. His comprehensive and fundamental understanding of proper food preparation in combination with his exceptional culinary skills have earned him the title of Executive Chef at several large establishments. As Executive Chef at The Balanced Chef, he is committed to providing customers only meals that meet his expectations, and that he would eat himself.

Cynthia Donovan, MS RDN CDN

Director of Nutrition

Cynthia is a Registered Dietitian and holds a Master’s Degree in Nutrition from the State University of New York at Oneonta, where she completed her dietetic internship. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She specializes in weight management and preventive care. Cynthia has over 10 years experience as a dietitian and has worked in clinical nutrition, private practice counseling, and community nutrition over the years. As a fitness and Yoga enthusiast with a passion for good food she plays an integral role in product development, nutrition analysis and nutrition coaching.

Melanie Bradley

Director of Marketing

Melanie holds a Master's degree from Florida State University in Humanities with a minor in English and Creative Writing. She currently works in Marketing, as a Product Marketing Specialist, and conducts extensive research on product positioning using the new Inbound Marketing methodology. Melanie is a certified Yoga instructor, an avid CrossFitter and an adventure enthusiast. Working with The Balanced Chef was the perfect way to combine her professional background with her passion for living a healthy lifestyle, and focusing on clean eating and nutrition.

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