Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert
Certified with honours from the academy of culinary nutrition
bCom hon., hotel & food administration, university of guelph
My interest in becoming a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert stemmed from my constant desire to create quality food for myself and for the people around me. My desire to cook and create dates back to my childhood where I found I could be my most creative and happy self in the kitchen. I learned many of my skills from family and friends, and found enjoyment in giving recipes my own twist or creating new recipes from scratch.
While studying at the University of Guelph, I had the chance to take a nutrition course as well as work hand in hand with nutrition students to run our own restaurant. These opportunities taught me that there was a lot more to food than what it looked and tasted like. I learned that how your body felt and operated was a direct result of how your body was being nourished.
After graduating from university I moved to Toronto to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. I quickly became frustrated with the lack of accountability from the majority of food service companies who did not care about the quality of ingredients in the products they were selling. I was not alone in my frustration. Together with a fellow co-worker and friend, I co-founded a health-conscious, gluten-free and vegan pastry catering company in Toronto. Now settled in Kingston and just recently graduated from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, as a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert, I help clients achieve better recipe development, meal planning and overall nutrition. Many clients come to me looking for help with their diet after finding out about food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies or specific health concerns. Some clients are just looking to shake up their diets and help improve overall health. Whatever your needs, I will work with you to develop targeted recipes and meal plans for your individual goals, all while holding you accountable and empowering you in your kitchen and in life!
I am passionate about a holistic approach to health and well being. My ultimate goal is to be a well recognized whole foods advocate for the Kingston community. I enjoy gardening, travelling and cooking in my spare time. Most weekends you can find me skimming farmer’s market stalls, harvesting our backyard vegetable garden or reading cookbooks dockside at the cottage.