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Our Story

Starting a gourmet meal prep company has been a dream of local trainer and nutritionist John McGuire for over a decade. In 2011, John founded Stormborn Strength & Fitness, which is a fitness facility specializing in group classes and personal training. Since then John has helped and inspired his clients in the Howard Beach community to improve their lifestyle through diet and exercise. 

Doreen DeCandia is one of Johns long time clients, friends and one of many success stories. Doreen and her family own Lenny's Clam Bar which is an iconic Italian restaurant located in Howard Beach. The conversation of starting a meal prep company was a constant between the 2 of them for years.  

The idea got some real traction when Doreen had a conversation about the program with Matt Peterson.

Matt is the executive chef at Roma View Catering in Howard Beach and has worked there for 12 years. His culinary experience spans over the course of 15 years. Matt prides himself with always using the freshest ingredients while creating his cuisine by infusing his dishes with creativity and innovation. Doreen and John knew that Matt would be the perfect addition to devise the ideal trio. 

Down to Earth is a healthy gourmet meal program which:

  • Uses only the freshest ingredients

  • Beef is 100% grass fed

  • Seafood is 100% wild caught

  • Poultry is 100% free range

  • All organic ingredients

  • No harmful seed oils

  • Nothing processed

  • 100% whole foods

  • We cook only with 100% avocado oil

In short, we have developed a menu that is truly unlike anything else.

No wasted calories, everything is nutritionally dense, super healthy & unbelievably delicious. It’s time to look good, feel good and eat good.

Buon appetitto!!



Coach John McGuire

Doreen Decandia

Chef Matt Peterson

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