About Us

Eat Clean. Live Lean. With Zero Effort!

Offering fresh food delivered daily to your home in Southern California, from San Diego to Santa Barbara, Z.E.N. Foods provides delicious, calorie controlled, healthy meal programs that are tailored not only to dieters but also for nutrition-conscious individuals. With three in-house nutritionists, whether you want to lose weight, gain lean muscle or just eat healthy, Z.E.N. Foods can customize a plan and create a menu just for you.

Z.E.N. stands for “Zero Effort Nutrition” and offers Weight Loss, Paleo, Healthy Lifestyle, Vegetarian and Dinner-Only meal delivery programs. Meals from all programs are crafted to appeal to a wide range of palates, nutritional needs and dietary restrictions. All meals are prepared fresh and delivered to your door each day in an insulated cooler bag with ice packs – all you need to do is heat it up in the microwave or oven. No more shopping, cooking and cleaning – eating clean and healthy has never been this easy! Cold-Press Juice Cleanse plans are also available.

Meet the Founders

Mariana Rossano

Founder/CEO

Mariana Rossano is an entrepreneur with 15+ years experience in the Healthy Food Delivery Business. She has proved that with diligence and hard work, you can still raise money in a bad economic climate. She has an eclectic group of investors from doctors, nutritionists, pro-athletes and other fellow entrepreneurs who are successful in their own right and have faith in her ability.

Mariana’s career and compilation of health knowledge began in the personal fitness industry and from there expanded into a consultant position at the famed Zone Gourmet in New York during its infancy stage. The instinctive marketing acumen of Ms. Rossano contributed to the organizations rapid growth and overwhelming success and positioned her to open and head Zone Gourmet in Los Angeles as the regions’ Chief Operating Officer…

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Kane Picoy

Co-Founder/President

As Co-Founder and President, Kane Picoy is the responsible for strategic planning and operational leadership of Z.E.N. Foods.

With 16 years of food industry experience, including the COO position at Fresh Dining, Kane leads the Z.E.N. Foods team with the aspiration to be the very best in all aspects of the Home Delivery Industry. Kane’s extensive research and commitment to excellence inspires him to research and implement the most innovative concepts of top line food production facilities, in order to bring the highest level of service and product to Z.E.N. clients.

Kane has effectively developed methods to streamline the flow of food assembly and safety procedures. Kane’s leadership and passion for excellence, motivates the Z.E.N. Foods Staff to execute service of the highest caliber…

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Z.E.N. Advisory Board

Charles "Chuck" Frank

Prego. Chianti. MacArthur Park. Tutto Mare. Il Fornaio. Johnny Rockets. What do all of these California restaurants have..

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Bob Spivak

After all, from the time he was 8 years old, Spivak would go straight from school to one of the eateries his father owned. There, he’d...

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Peter Waldstein
M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Peter Waldstein is arguably one of the most sought-after and distinguished pediatricians in the country. In private practice...

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Marc M. Kerner
M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kerner is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of ...

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Dr. Rand McClain

Dr. McClain has worked with some of the best and original innovators in Sports, Rejuvenative, Regenerative (“Anti-Aging”)...

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Marcus Allen

Marcus Allen won the Heisman Trophy and set 14 NCAA records at USC. In 1982 he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders and was...

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Harry Lederman

A native Californian, Harry Lederman was born and raised in Los Angeles. Harry served in the Army as a military policeman...

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Meg Werner Moreta
M.S., R.D., C.D.E.

As a Registered Dietitian with 20 years of experience, Meg is dedicated to educating her patients on the importance...

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Drew Prinz
Nutritionist

Drew Prinz brings to Z.E.N. Foods his full spectrum of nutritional skill sets. Following his education at Stanford University, he...

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how does it work?

Place your order

Choose a program to match your lifestyle and place your order online. Our consultants are also standing by at (310) 205-9368 if you have any questions. Paleo programs can only be ordered via phone.

Delivered to your home / Enjoy

Your first delivery will be made in just 3 business days. Every entrée can be heated in under 2 minutes with a microwave or under 7 minutes in mini-convection oven.

Return the empty cooler

Place the empty Z.E.N. cooler and ice packs out on the day of your next scheduled delivery. Our driver will collect the empty coolers when your next delivery is made.

programs for all lifestyles

just dinners

Enjoy fresh healthy meals without the stress of shopping, cooking, or cleaning. Every dinner is ready in just minutes.

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weight loss

Lose weight the right way, with, calorie-controlled meals prepared fresh daily and delivered to your home.

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paleo

Get into the Paleo lifestyle, with grass-fed and pasture-raised proteins, organic vegetables and fruits, and absolutely no added sweeteners.

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healthy lifestyle

Eat clean and stay in shape with all natural meals prepared daily by expert chefs, and delivered to your home or office.

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vegetarian select

Vegetarian Select program offers plenty of vegetarian and vegan entrées to keep your meals full of flavor and variety.

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Gut Cleanse

An effortless 6-day regimen to help rid your body of toxins and inflammation while improving your metabolism and digestive systems.

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