A photo of meat expert, certified BBQ judge, and world-class recipe developer Chef Caytlin McCleery.

Meet Caytlin McCleery (AKA Chef Cayt), the culinary expert who joined The Stay At Home Chef in 2021. Her fire for cooking sparked in childhood when she spent countless hours experimenting with flavors and ingredients in her mom’s kitchen. The flame continued to grow and maybe get her into a little of the good kind of trouble where she skipped classes in college to watch Alton Brown on Food Network. She is obsessed with the science of cooking.

That obsession turned into a profession. Caytlin’s career has led her to collaborate with and develop recipes for renowned brands like Cutco and CampChef. She has also been featured on Food NetworkABC4The PitMaster’s PodcastFox13, Good Things Utah, and more. She’s also a popular culinary instructor for local events and food brands.

Decorative image of brand logos that Chef Caytlin has been featured on including Cutco, Fox13 Utah, Food Network, ABC4Utah, and Camp Chef.

Caytlin’s ability to create simple, delicious recipes using everyday ingredients aligns seamlessly with the mission of The Stay At Home Chef.

Among her many professional achievements, she also holds the distinction of being an SCA Certified Judge. She is an absolute master of meat and knows the science of bringing the best out of every cut. Her collection of smokers and grills includes several Camp Chefs, Yoder, Traeger, and a Master Built gravity-fed.

There is something about cooking food outside, it just tastes better.

Caytlin McCleery

She’s not just a pit boss. Caytlin is also an experienced and popular caterer, from intimate gatherings to large-scale events. This is a chef who knows how to bring the flavor and cook the kind of food that draws in the crowds.

Beyond her personal and professional kitchen experiences, Caytlin has a notable history of contributing to her community and is well-known for serving others. She has provided her culinary services to displaced families, homeless shelters, and community organizations, earning rave reviews and the praise of thousands.

Caytlin is a mother of five food lovers and proud military mom. The culinary banter around their dinner table is legendary as they taste-test all of her creations. Their family is proud to call Utah their home and live just south of Salt Lake City.

As she continues to build upon the legacy of The Stay At Home Chef, Caytlin’s goal remains clear: to create restaurant-quality recipes that anyone can confidently replicate at home. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, join Caytlin in this culinary journey and become part of a vibrant and welcoming community because at The Stay At Home Chef, there’s always room for one more at the table.

Caytlin’s Signature Recipes