Delicious Meets Nutritious
Hello and welcome, I’m Chef Leslie Myers, your expert in food, cooking and culinary arts and I’m Anjali Patel, a Registered Dietitian and your expert in food and nutritional science and an advocate for cultural food traditions. Together, we are a culinary nutrition and education consulting company. We provide evidence-based nutrition education and culinary arts instruction in ways that are relevant and realistic for our audiences. Food is our passion. Our goal is to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing with food.
Nutrition and Cooking Classes
Recipe and Menu Development
Corporate Wellness Programs
Culinary Nutrition Consulting
Nutrition & Cooking Classes and Workshops
Want to eat healthier but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you want to up-level your nutrition in your meals? Wherever you are, we are here to help! We offer group cooking classes that include nutrition education, coaching, cooking demonstrations and culinary tips that will leave you inspired and feeling confident in your own kitchens. Check out the different topics!
Recipe and Menu Development
We love to be creative and play in the kitchen! We work with foodservice, consumers and companies and take a step by step approach starting with research to recipe testing. We can work with any ingredient to create tasty and healthy recipes across many different cuisines.
Employee + Workplace Wellness
Let us help your employees maintain or improve their cooking, nutrition and overall well-being with an interactive teaching kitchen series, cooking demonstrations, nutrition coaching & education and more! We work within all sectors and use a strategic approach when developing programs for employee well-being that are a right fit for your organization.
Culinary Nutrition Consulting
Looking for something else? Our unique and overlapping skill sets make us the perfect pair to help you with all of your culinary + nutrition programs and strategy. We are a Chef and Registered Dietitian duo that have the expertise, knowledge and skills in all things food, cooking and nutrition. Let’s talk!
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Our Virtual Classes
Our classes meet you where you are and empower you with the knowledge and skills to make small yet impactful changes with respect to your food selection, preparation, cooking and/or eating behaviors.
It’s 4pm on a Tuesday. And after a long, busy day, preparing a complicated meal is not practical. We’ve all heard it before: “What’s for dinner?” We are here to help you with inspiring and helpful kitchen tips that will make meal prep easy. Chef Leslie Myers and Registered Dietitian Anjali Patel will cover food planning, meal prepping, pantry items to have on hand and demonstrate simple cooking techniques and recipes that you can use any day of the week.
Increase Your Kitchen Confidence
Whether you are new to cooking or a home cook, this class is for everyone who needs a little inspiration! Registered Dietitian Anjali Patel will show you simple ways to add nutrition to the foods you already enjoy eating and Chef Leslie Myers will demonstrate how to make easy, delicious and healthy meals using tools you already have in your kitchen. After this class you will feel confident with making real food fast with tips to “level up” your favorite meals + easy recipes that you and your family will love!
Tired of diets that don’t work? Confused about what to eat? Anjali Patel, Registered Dietitian will demystify fad diets and will empower different cultural foodways. You will learn about the 3 macronutrients — Proteins, Fat and Carbohydrates and the important role that they all play in nourishing your body. Join us and learn from Chef Leslie as she demonstrates how you can incorporate delicious nutrient-dense foods on your plate every day!
Join Chef Leslie Myers and Registered Dietitian Anjali Patel as they inspire you with some tasty dishes that include foods that are rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids and anti-inflammatory compounds. In this demonstration you will see how cooking with simple ingredients can nourish our bodies and our brains for better memory, processing and learning (and you won’t have to spend hours in the kitchen!).
Healthy Gut + Cooking for Better Digestion
Did you know that much of our immunity system is actually in your GI tract? So by cooking and eating the foods that nourish and nurture your gut, we can strengthen our immunity, lower inflammation and have more energy. Join Chef Leslie Myers and Registered Dietitian Anjali Patel in the kitchen as they demonstrate easy recipes that include gut healthy foods including fermented foods and fiber-rich foods.
Custom Group Classes
We are happy to meet your needs and create a class on any food and nutrition topic specifically for your group. Does your group include individuals with dietary restrictions or cuisine preferences? No problem, please contact us and we would be happy to work with you in developing the perfect class that fits all of your needs.
Check out our blogs frequently as we will post about our cooking and food adventures, food insights, shopping tips, meal planning and meal prepping tips and more.
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Chef Leslie Myers is self-proclaimed “qualitarian” of food and graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. She teaches cooking classes and corporate wellness; inspires people to adapt a “mindful not militant” approach to their diets. She develops “real world” culinary programs which feature recipes, practical skills and tips on how to build one’s kitchen confidence and make flavorful, plant-forward recipes.
Anjali is a Registered Dietitian and food and nutrition educator who creates programs and strategies that aim to foster a positive relationship with food, while maintaining cultural foodways and social health. She believes that food holds much more power than nourishment to the body — it’s identity, belonging and what connects us.
We are a culinary nutrition and education consulting company. We provide evidence-based nutrition education and culinary arts instruction in ways that are relevant and realistic for our audiences. Food is our passion. Our goal is to build confidence in the kitchen and inspire individuals to take control of their health and wellbeing with food.
We love food. We love people. We are passionate about bringing food and people together.
What we do: Bridge the gap between nutritional science, food and cooking for individuals and communities. We help people foster a positive relationship with food, while maintaining cultural foodways, identity, belonging and social health.
Philosophy: We are client-centered and meet you where you are. We empower people with the knowledge and skills with respect to food selection, preparation, cooking and eating
- Unilever Canada
- Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
- University of Ottawa Heart Institute
- JET Programme
- Alete Active Nutrition
- San Diego District California Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Ryerson University
- Health Canada, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
- WIC programme, San Diego State
- Head Start, Neighborhood House Association Nutrition Services
- American Cancer Society
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Triathlete Magazine
- USA Today
- Gourmet Magazine
- NBC Channel 7
- Homecare Assistance
- USA Today
Let’s Work Together
We are a Chef and Registered Dietitian duo that have the expertise, knowledge and skills in all things food, cooking and nutrition. We are a full service consulting company that offers cooking demonstrations, group classes/workshops, recipe research & development, nutrition communications, multi-pronged programs & strategy and more. We offer 30 minute free consultations so please don’t hesitate to contact us today!