In the beginning, The Dinner Bell offered culinary and nutrition classes to the public. The Dinner Bell also participated in cooking demonstrations at local farmer’s markets. The Dinner Bell has expanded to providing caterings for all types of events while pursuing education routes.  The Dinner Bell traveled to fairs and festivals to provide great food to the people of the Midwest.

The Dinner Bell  introduced their mobile commissary to the community focusing on bringing the whole of the family together around the dinner table. When you hear the dinner bell ring you know the family is gathering around the dinner table for a special meal, at a reasonable price. With your family and our food, it’s a great experience!

She’s the Dietitian, he’s the Chef

The Dinner Bell was established by a Professional Chef and a Registered Dietitian.

Jessica is a registered dietitian through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She has over 15 years of clinical dietetics experience working with patients with diabetes, heart disease, and other nutrition related conditions. She is currently employed as a Clinical Assistant Professor amd Dietetics Program Director and is the dietitian/owner of The Dinner Bell.


Bachelors of Science from Iowa State University in dietetics

Masters of Science from Illinois State University in dietetics

Doctorate degree from Iowa State University in Hospitality Managenent

Chef Bell has over 25 years of culinary experience. His experience includes restaurant owner, culinary arts instructor, executive unit chef at a university, and currently the executive chef and owner of The Dinner Bell.


Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Business from Illinois State University

Pursuing Masters of Science degree in Food Science through the University of Illinois

Chef Bell is certified in food safety and sanitation and certified to teach food safety and sanitation classes