I wanted to introduce myself to those who may have just started following and for those who’ve been there since the beginning days. My name is Tessa and I’m the chef and registered dietitian behind Taste Nutrition Consulting. I’m passionate about providing nutritious food options to clients while still maintaining the elevated culinary flair of cuisines from across the globe. This transpires through projects including recipe development/modification, cooking lessons and speaking engagements, to name a few.
My siblings and I all have food allergies, so learning how to cook was an essential skill for us to acquire at a young age. I loved being in the kitchen with my parents and learning recipes from our varied cultural backgrounds. This curiosity grew as time went on and I decided to head to culinary school. I chose Johnson & Wales University and my eyes were opened, once again, when I was introduced to their culinary nutrition program. I loved that food could not only taste good, but have a purpose of providing appropriate nourishment for our bodies. After graduating from JWU’s culinary nutrition program, I was accepted into Meredith College’s Dietetic Internship program and became a registered dietitian in 2014.
Taste Nutrition Consulting is the business I’ve envisioned since I started on my culinary nutrition journey. My skill set allows me to provide practical, individualized solutions for restaurants, food companies, associations and individual clients. As a chef and dietitian, I’m fortunate to be able to work across all specialty areas of nutrition because we all need to eat!
I hope this gives you a little insight into Taste Nutrition Consulting and a little bit about me. I love connecting with fellow culinary nutrition enthusiasts, so feel free to follow along with me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. You can also email me if you have an idea on how we can work together.