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MEET THE TEAM

Chef Ling Wollenschlaeger

LING WOLLENSCHLAEGER

Ling is the Founder and Head Chef of Pittsburgh Fresh. Growing up in her mother’s kitchen, Ling learned from a young age that cooking with fresh, healthy ingredients results in meals that are not only nutritious, but also delicious and satisfying.

After graduating from Penn State University and embarking on a career as a financial analyst, Ling was committed to packing healthy lunches. She often saw her colleagues – who were busy and had little time to prepare fresh, nutritious lunches – resort to eating fast food or greasy, calorie-ridden takeout. Many would remark to her: “Your lunches always look so healthy. I’d pay you to make my lunch!” With those words, Ling began a new career, one that would dovetail her passion for healthy cooking with helping others to eat nutritious, fresh meals. She went on to graduate from the Culinary Art Program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and launch Pittsburgh Fresh.

Today, Ling and her team of local chefs and delivery drivers are committed to bringing fresh, healthy, ready to heat and eat meals right to your doorstep.
Chef Tony Derenzo

CHEF TONY DERENZO

Executive Chef

Chef Tony was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area and is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Institute of Culinary Arts. After working at several restaurants around Pittsburgh, he ventured into catering and took over operations at Banquets Unlimited. He was eventually offered the position of Executive Banquet Chef at Snowshoe Mountain Resort and moved to West Virginia.

Being a Pittsburgh boy at heart, after seven years he moved back to the area and became Executive Chef of the former Wrights Seafood. After a stint as Sous Chef at the Hilton Garden Inn, he decided to follow his true calling and join the Pittsburgh Fresh team!

Chef Tony has an unequaled passion for cooking and a great devotion to quality. He enjoys going to local farmer’s markets to get the best produce and spends endless amounts of time perfecting his craft. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hiking, camping and anything that involves being outdoors.