Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is an acclaimed professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients internationally. Tessa’s areas of expertise include recipe development, speaking engagements, food writing and hands-on culinary experiences. Her work has been featured in multiple international publications.


As an alumna of Johnson & Wales University and Meredith College, Tessa has extensive knowledge and experience in providing medical nutrition therapy through culinary applications. Her ingenuity as a Dietetic Intern was recognized as she received both Meredith College’s Dietetic Internship Award for Leadership and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Outstanding Dietetics Student Award in 2014. She was also honored with the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2017 by the North Carolina Dietetic Association. Tessa’s presentations at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in 2017 and 2019 were also notable highlights in her young career. Tessa’s quest for accessibility in nutrition and health information for all was put to work in establishing culinary nutrition classes for the Food Pantry clients of Dorcas Ministries in 2016.


Tessa is proudly multi-ethnic and serves on the Board of Directors for Diversify Dietetics, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of color. She knows cultural inclusion is a key component in providing true culinary nutrition care for clients around the world.


Tessa is currently based in South Korea. Follow along for her recipes on her blog or watch her inclusive cultural cooking videos on her YouTube channel, Tessa’s Table.



Nutrition Areas of Focus

  • Global Culinary Nutrition Applications
  • Cultural Foods and Accessible Cooking
  • Affordable Meal Planning and Food Preparation
  • Food and Agriculture Connections
  • Food Allergies and Intolerances including low FODMAP


Pictures by Anthony Cheng Photography.

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