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Mix match make take

Get on board with healthy delicious food that is quick and easy to make! Revolutionize your leftovers into a nutritious lunch ready for the next day!


Available in softcover print at The Seasoned Chef Cooking School and at The Tattered Cover Book Store ae well as on Apple Books, Kindle, Kobo and Nook ebook formats.


Tonight Make

Pan Seared Flatiron Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce, Bacon Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes


Tomorrow Take

Seared Steaks served cold on a bed of Mixed Greens with Cherry Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumbers and Roasted Pistachios with Balsamic Vinaigrette.


Mix Match Make Take is a cookbook designed not only to help you make fresh and healthy food but also how to mix it up and pack it up for your next day’s lunch or the following day’s second dinner. The ingredients focus on fresh proteins, grains, vegetables and fruit and contain very little gluten, refined sugar and dairy.

These uncomplicated recipes are created for active people who want to eat fresh and healthy but do not have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen. You will be astonished how a few simple steps can lead to amazing results. The recipes are written by a professional chef who has been teaching culinary skills to home cooks for almost two decades. Even if you are a novice in the kitchen, you’ll get fantastic results!



Follow the complete menus as planned or mix and match amongst a number of proteins, foundations, vegetables and flavors, selecting your favorite components. These recipes are all designed to easily travel and can be served the next day cold or reheated in the microwave.



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Chef Dan Witherspoon

Chef Dan is an award-winning, classically-trained chef whose primary passion is teaching home and recreational chefs the fundamentals needed to cook well at home.

After working under acclaimed Belgian chef Henri Bergmans and leading kitchens as an executive chef in both Southern California and Colorado, Chef Dan now focuses his attention towards instruction. As the owner, director, and lead instructor at both The Seasoned Chef Cooking School and The Gourmet Spoon in Denver, Colorado, Chef Dan is widely known for taking the mystery out of the cooking process. In his 37 years of professional cooking experience and 18 years of professional teaching, Chef Dan has been consistently committed to helping students learn to simply, affordably, and quickly make a delicious and healthy meal on their own at home.

Dan is a second-degree black belt in Kempo Karate, training with Z Ultimate self-defense studios. Chef Dan lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife and continues to teach home and recreational chefs most days in both corporate team building and small group settings. He has recently beaten a rare form of cancer, multiple myeloma, and in addition to the excellent treatment he received from his medical specialists, he credits beating the disease and staying in remission through his diet of fresh vegetables, lean produce, whole grains and good fats. He is living proof that food is more than just fuel, and can be the best defense to maintaining optimum health, wellness and vitality. 


More information about Chef Dan can be found on his LinkedIn page or on