Made on Long Island: Redefine Meal Prep in Ronkonkoma
Meal prepping can be tough, but two best friends from Suffolk found the right routine to bring healthy, fresh food through meal prep.
Mark Ciaburri spends a lot of time in the kitchen.
"I meal prepped for myself when I was in high school and into college, but I actually started the company when I was 19 years old -- so I've been doing this my whole entire adult life," says Ciaburri, co-owner of Redefine Meal Prep.
Ciaburri and Matt Riss are childhood friends and former student athletes, and they know firsthand how challenging meal prepping for the week can be.
It was that competitive spirit and need for easy meal prep that got them started.
They started small by baking protein cookies for local athletes at home and then created Redefine, their meal prep business in 2016.
"I studied exercise science in college, and I saw some of the problems athletes were dealing with in terms of eating healthy food," says Riss.
They say their meals are meant to match your lifestyle.
All the cooking is done inside their Ronkonkoma kitchen.
Once the food is prepped, and packaged, the deliveries go out to doorsteps across Long Island and New York City.
They also have 11 store locations on Long Island where you can shop for their meals.