At the age of 21, I sliced, diced, whisked and juiced my way around the world on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, learning how diet can promote health and prevent disease. From a holistic healthcare center in England, to an ashram in India, to a raw foods retreat in Portugal, I discovered I was most myself in the heart of the establishment – the kitchen. It was there that I found kinship through preparing and sharing beautiful fresh food.
Through one-on-one and group cooking instruction, chef services, recipes and meal plans, I support individuals with all food preferences in reaching their cooking and dietary goals. Amidst the conflicting definitions of what constitutes a nutritious diet, I stay out of the food fight, emphasize seasonal whole foods, and demonstrate that you don’t have to sacrifice flavor or fun to eat well. I combine my culinary training, experience and background in social work to develop just the right culinary engagement for my clients. I bridge the gap between the health care provider and the healthful plate, translating the nutritional counseling my clients receive into tasty tangible results.