How did you start your journey?
I attended the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, I am certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach and I have a diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends at Le Cordon Bleu. I worked as a private chef in LA for many years and my food reflects the abundance of fresh produce and flavors from that area. It is Guilt-Free California inspired cuisine with an emphasis on nutritional value, bright flavor combinations and vegetables. I am very experienced in working with food allergies and dietary preferences. You can see some of my dishes on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/healthydot/.
Where is your cuisine inspired from?
In 2000, after many scary years of rapid weight loss, IBS and low energy my father was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It was at a time when no one had heard the words “Gluten Free” let alone had access to pre-made products. Two years later I was also diagnosed as Celiac. I saw the struggle my mother, who had always been a natural chef, faced to feed us without poisoning us. She bought a bread maker and a pasta machine and we began making everything from scratch. It was in that gluten-free test kitchen that my love for cooking grew. After university I attended the Culinary School at the Art Institute of California, eager to build on my passion for food and specifically health food. I am certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as a Health Coach and I have a diploma in Gastronomy, Nutrition and Food Trends at Le Cordon Bleu. As a Celiac having to learn to manage my own condition, I have a passion to guide other people to do the same. As a Chef learning to love and work with food, and witnessing its effects on the human body, I know that through food we can heal.
Private Chef | Healthy Dot | 2015 - 2017
I worked as a private chef for a family of 6 (aged 13 - 55) in Malibu, CA for two years. This included creating custom menus to suit their individual dietary restrictions and requirements, creating weight-loss plans and catering dinner parties for up to 30 people.
Diploma in Nutrition and Gastronomy | Le Cordon Bleu | 2016 - 2017
Health Coach | Institute for Integrative Nutrition | 2015 - 2016
Culinary Degree | The Culinary School at The Art Institute | 2010 - 2011
What is your Cancellation Policy?
Moderate - Full refund up to 1 week before the event, 50% refund up to 2 days prior to event, except Foodie Service fees
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