Our clients/patients have all good intentions to cook at home when they leave your office...but time, exhaustion, overwhelm, and lack of knowledge all get in the way; stopping them from cooking a simple meal & achieving their goals. We’ll focus on the importance of learning the cooking method & skills behind the recipe…so that your clients are learning life-long skills rather than one off recipes, or meal plans. These skills will set them up for success, for the long-term!
Upon successful completion of this one-hour course, the participant should be able to:
Identify when a client/patient is struggling to cooking at home.
Identify when a client/patient can benefit from more than just recipes & meal planning apps.
Teach clients practical & simple cooking tips for cooking without a recipe.
Have a better understanding of flavor combinations and how to cook intuitively with herbs & spices.
Celestina Brunetti, the founder of Wellness Cucina, is a chef & registered dietitian. She has worked in several fine dining & Michelin-rated restaurants in NYC & Las Vegas. After culinary school, she became an RD, worked in hospitals, created cooking classes & instructional videos for the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, taught 4th year medical students culinary nutrition at the University of New Mexico, and personal-cheffed for professional athletes, busy families, and people with specialized nutritional needs.
Her passion is teaching people that healthy & delicious can not only be in the same sentence, but also on the same plate! If you teach the cooking skills behind a recipe, rather than just give someone a recipe. they’ll be set up for long-term success! If you learn to enjoy a variety of foods…the "good for you" part falls into place. Blending her knowledge of cooking & nutrition she created a culinary resource library for RDs & their clients, so that they can gain confidence in the kitchen and come together as a collaborative community.
In her downtime you can find her running with her dog, snowboarding with her husband, or on the hunt for an amazing cup of coffee.