Giovanna Garcia - Founder, Nutritionist and Chef
I'm a Nutritionist and Certified Natural Chef with a passion for food and holistic living. I strongly believe that whole foods are the base of health, and am on a mission to educate busy individuals like you to obtain and sustain a balanced and healthy lifestyle through whole foods.
I found my love for food and nutrition through my personal health journey and transformation. My relationship with food wasn't always healthy - I struggled with disordered eating patterns, binge drinking, calorie counting, food restriction, and yoyo dieting thinking these restrictive ways were the road to health. One day, I found myself at a loss, depressed, and wanting to take control of my body and mind. I realized that all those food habits were very self-sabotaging and affecting my entire life.
As I continued onto my holistic health studies and culinary adventure, I started seeing the mind-body connection through food. I discovered that there is no 'right' or 'wrong' way of eating for everyone, but there is a way of eating that is unique and favorable for each of us individually. Through allowing myself to eat anything I wanted (no longer restricting) and also noticing how every single food affected me, I was able to point out exactly what my body needs when it needs it, and what foods were causing inflammation and stress. By simply eliminating those foods, I was no longer suffering from bloating, drastic weight fluctuation, and negative thoughts about myself. I added more fresh foods into my daily regimen and had more energy, clearer skin, and more passion to live.
My relationship with food and with myself has changed drastically through being aware of my body and eating intuitively - fresh, wholesome foods. I do not have a restrictive way of eating and love all the foods I eat. I enjoy chocolate daily! This way of relating with food has helped me align with my purpose and opened up unexpected opportunities in life.
Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – University of Arizona
Natural Chef Certification – Bauman College
Natalie Wells, Natural Chef
I'm a certified Natural Chef specializing in gluten and dairy free cooking as well as SIBO and candida specific cooking. As someone who has dealt with gut issues my whole life, I'm here to help you feel like your best self.
Through my own setbacks, I was able to find a healthy relationship with food. From binge eating, to restrictive dieting, I've been through it all. I'm here to show you that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There's no one right way of eating, we all have individualized microbiome. A happy gut equals a happy you!
Stefanie adler, Natural Chef and nutrition consultant
I discovered a love of cooking and passion for health at the young age of twelve, after discovering that many health issues I had were helped by switching my diet! I started to take control of my diet by getting in the kitchen and loved cooking healthy food for my loved ones. I watched the Food Network religiously throughout my adolescence and adapted the recipes for my own mini-series, 'Staying Fit with Stefanie'.
After spending time living abroad for University, I returned to the United States wanting to take my passion for health and food further. I completed the Nutritional Consulting program at Bauman College this year. My style of cooking was influenced by the time I spent overseas, with an emphasis on Mediterranean cuisine and using the best possible ingredients.
In my spare time, I work for an organic farm as their market staff. I am also passionate about helping people discover how food can heal the body, yoga, spending time in nature and community building.
Linda Liang, Natural Chef
Linda is a graduate of the Natural Chef program at Bauman College in Berkeley, California. A native of Taiwan, she grew up among the bustling sights and smells of the island nation's "wet" markets and delectable street food. After a decade-plus long career in nonprofit marketing, Linda decided to pursue her goal of bringing fresh, seasonal, and healthful foods into the kitchens of Bay Area families. But she won't turn down the occasional serving of her favorite foods: noodles, dumplings, and ice cream.