About Us

If there’s one thing we’ve learned living in Calgary, Alberta, it’s that everyone is busy. Good health should be a priority for everyone but it can be difficult to maintain a healthy diet with a full schedule. Careers, school and family keep us busy, we completely understand! Meal prep (preparing your meals ahead of time) is the easiest way to eat healthy but it can be a challenge for many people.

Meals Direct was founded by people with diverse backgrounds who understand how difficult it can be to maintain a healthy diet. We try to weave in healthy eating while doing shift work, volunteering regularly, spending time with our families, and in the midst of day-to-day LIFE. That’s why we’ve decided to start a company that provides nutrition that fits your schedule and your budget.

We also believe that a healthy lifestyle isn’t about getting it right 100% of the time, but maintaining overall success. So it’s OK to have a cookie once and awhile.

Whether you’re crushing it at the office, on the go with the family, building your career or small business, or pursuing your fitness goals, we are dedicated to helping you get the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted. Let us do the cooking!

 

Meet Our Team

Andrew Parcero

Andrew Parcero

Hi, I’m Andrew and I am the CEO and President of Meals Direct Inc. I wear many hats in Meals Direct but my primary role is developing vision and business strategy and structure, improving operational proficiency and providing team leadership. I have been a Public health nurse for over eight years prior to my role at Meals Direct. As a result, improving health by way of preventative measures, like fitness and nutrition, have always been passion of mine. I am happily married to my wife for over a decade and we’ve been blessed with two amazing sons. I am an esteemed home cook and wear the chefs hat at home. I enjoy spending time with my family, fitness, improving personal growth and leadership, building my local church with some of my closest friends, and itching the insatiable entrepreneurial bug!


Todd Schneider

Todd Schneider

Hello, my name is Todd Schneider. I've been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 36 years! At a very young age I was forced to make a choice to live and embrace a healthier lifestyle due to health issues. As a health coach, motivational speaker, published Health & Wellness Author, Nutritionist, ISSA - Nutritional Coach, SFN (Specialist in Fitness Nutrition), and a CPT, ACE - Fitness Technician, I've hosted numerous accelerated, weight loss and life coaching seminars to help people overcome their health and struggles and challenges. I've also been featured on 102.1 weekly Health Wellness segment for 8yrs. Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my beautiful wife and two incredible daughters, playing bass, and of course working out! With my recent partnership with Meals Direct, I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise to the team and to all of you. Feel free to send me your questions tcs@caloricresponsibilty.com.


Chef Steve Mawson

Chef Steve Mawson

G'day, my name is Steve and I am the chef for Meals Direct I bring to the company 25 years experience in cooking around the globe in a variety of different restaurants and cuisines. My goal is to bring you healthy meals to suit many needs from keto to vegan while still providing a delicious and well rounded healthy experience. I moved here to Calgary from Melbourne, Australia after marrying a local girl and are now joined by our 3 year old son. I love exploring new dishes and new ways to bring together local ingredients and create new spins on classic dishes.


Almer Avecilla

Almer Avecilla

Hello, I'm Almer, the resident IT specialist for Meals Direct. I'm primarily responsible for all things IT, from developing our websites to marketing to managing our order systems. I got my Major in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba and moved to Calgary and led a IT services/support team for over a decade before joining Meals Direct. This career shift allowed me enter the entrepreneurial space and exercise my creative design and web development skills. Plus, I've always been a health and fitness enthusiast so I was entering a field I was already interested in. That's why I really enjoy being a part of the Meals Direct team. Working with and learning from experts in the food, nutrition, and fitness industry has been an amazing, life-changing experience. In my journey with the Meals Direct team I've learned cooking skills and gained nutritional knowledge that has improved my life and I'm excited to help deliver those world-class services and our professional expertise to all Albertans.


Jan Parcero

Jan Parcero

Hi there! My name is Jan Parcero and I’m the Media Producer here at Meals Direct. With a Bachelors Degree in Health and Physical Education, I also have a passion for photography & videography. I strive to live a healthy lifestyle even after retiring as a competitive Olympic Weightlifting athlete. Here at Meals Direct, I bring my media expertise and talent to help and seek creative ways to exemplify living a healthy lifestyle through social media platforms. If I’m not at work, you’ll see me playing golf or taking photos and videos with my wonderful husband.