We are a commercial kitchen located in Grand Haven, Michigan, specializing in take-home meals for you and your family. We prepare a variety of meals each week so that you can eat healthy, delicious, homemade meals, even if you don’t have the time (or the desire) to cook. We use locally-sourced, fresh ingredients as often as possible. Our individual sizes make great work or school lunches! Visit the home page to see what we’re cooking for next week!

How does it work? Place your order for pickup the following week. When you pick up, your order will be fully cooked and chilled, ready to be reheated by you. Have questions about how to reheat something? Visit our Meal Care page.

Lake Effect Kitchen can also cater your events. We offer a variety of catering options, from simple finger foods or desserts to full holiday meals. We can also provide regularly-scheduled meal delivery for your workplace or school, or help you make an easy “meal train” for a friend or family member. Contact us to find out how we can help.

The founders of Lake Effect Foods and Lake Effect Kitchen, Mandy Anderson and Aaron Johnson of Grand Haven, started this business for two purposes: to give people access to great food and to support and mentor students and young adults with different abilities in competitive employment skills.

Both Aaron and Mandy have children with autism spectrum disorder and serve in the autism advocacy community. They believe that there is a place for everyone, no matter their ability, to contribute in the world, and hope to further the belief that everyone belongs through the work of Lake Effect Kitchen.

Mission: To ease your busy life by streamlining your meal needs.

Vision: Lake Effect Kitchen prepares fresh, healthy food for all occasions. We will deliver an exceptional product each and every time, while building the foundations for people of all abilities to be authentic members of our community.

Core Values:

  • Community Partnership- symbiotic enrichment of lives when working with us.
  • Educational Stewardshipteaching life skills through culinary education.
  • Health and Wellnessstaying true to scratch-cooked food and local, grassroots efforts.
  • Environmental Stewardshipstriving to reduce our carbon footprint and responsibly source our ingredients.
  • Servant Leadershipcreating a just and caring work environment and world. 


1430 Fulton St., Grand Haven, MI 49417  |  616.935.7229