Meet The Food Interpreter

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Hi! I’m Chef Celestina.

I’m a personal chef and registered dietitian. My clients know me as the Food Interpreter, because I translate nutrition prescriptions into delicious meals and a sustainable lifestyle!

As a personal chef, I create wholesome and tasty meals for your specific wellness goals. As a dietitian, I empower your wellness journey with specialized nutrition and cooking instruction.

At Wellness Cucina excellent food is our priority & passion…good nutrition just falls into place.

While perched upon my Nonna’s kitchen counter; I eagerly watched as she fried her hand-rolled meatballs, stirred the salsa, and arranged the pasta for Sunday dinner. I knew at a young age that one can evoke emotions through food. I wanted that skill!

My next epiphany came while attending culinary school; my first nutrition lab opened my eyes to the addition of subtle flavors in new and innovative ways. I pursued culinary nutrition with the intent to blend the worlds of culinary arts and dietetics.

I honed my culinary skills under Chef Rocco Sacramone of Trattoria L’incontro in Astoria, NY and at B&B Ristorate by Mario Batali in Las Vegas, NV. With several years of fine dining experience, I have the knowledge and expertise to teach you the simple skills to create flavorful, restaurant quality dishes in your home.

As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I have experience providing nutrition counseling in hospitals, as well as in the community setting. I’ve worked with the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension developing disease-specific culinary nutrition classes for the Las Vegas community. Creating nutritious meals while being able to evoke emotions, and great memories through food are essential to blending the two worlds of culinary and dietetics!

At Wellness Cucina we believe in creating a lifestyle that embraces good food, good health, and smart choices that work best for your body and life!

Wellness Cucina serves clients throughout the United States, virtually. 

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- What We Do -

Personal Chef

At Wellness Cucina, I provide in-home personal chef services for you, your family, and your needs!  I work with your schedule, budget and possible wellness goals.  

I work with you on a weekly, or bimonthly basis to provide delicious and nutritious meals for busy families or folks who have received a nutrition prescription, but are feeling overwhelmed implementing the new protocol.  

Personal chef services include individualized menu creation, grocery shopping, meal preparation, serving or packaging, and clean up!  A typical cooking session is about 3-4 hours and I will work with you to determine what you would like created during that time. We do not have set menus. We create menus exclusively for your needs and tastes.

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Wellness Cucina creates memorable meals for a special occasions!

Intimate anniversary dinners, couples cooking classes, wellness-specific cooking classes, welcome home dinners for realtors, and bereavement ceremonies are several examples of how Wellness Cucina can make your occasion memorable.

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Is your schedule keeping you from home cooked meals?

A personal chef may be a good choice for you if you want to skip the drive-thru but don’t want to skip soccer practice or music lessons!

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Recently diagnosed with an ailment requiring a nutrition modification?

If you’re unsure how to implement those change a personal chef (and registered dietitian) may be a good choice for you!

 Remember, Wellness Cucina works with you to ensure that your nutrition goals and budget are met!

Schedule your complimentary consultation!

 
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- What We Do -

Kitchen Confidence | Sustainable Lifestyle

As a Food Interpreter, I translate your nutrition prescription into delicious meals. By blending the worlds of culinary arts and nutrition I help you to bridge the gap between good nutrition and good food. Together, we focus on creating a lifestyle that will last forever, not a diet with an expiration date! 

Blending the worlds means showing you the tricks of the trade while teaching you how to use cooking methods, herbs & spices, and culinary knowledge to create meals that aren’t repetitive, but are delicious and meet your wellness needs. 

When working with you, we focus on renewing confidence to be able to create flavorful and healthful meals at home. I believe in focusing on the foods you can eat, versus those you can’t, and modifying foods you love to meet your needs! There is always a way to rework a recipe to your wellness plan. Moderation is the true key to a sustainable lifestyle change; meaning that the occasional gelato or slice of cake CAN fit into your lifestyle!

Sometimes, our health forces us to incorporate significant life changes. These can take time, but I am there every step of the way to guide and support you on your journey towards a sustainable lifestyle of renewed health and wellness.

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Wellness Cucina creates a sustainable lifestyle by bringing meals back into your kitchen.

This puts your health back in your control. There will always be room to enjoy meals out, but having the skills to create delicious and nutritious meals at home is an invaluable foundation! I provide you with the tools and skills you need to succeed for the long-term!

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Together, we build a foundation of mindfulness and positivity while nourishing your body.

You will learn to become more in-tune with the food you are consuming and your body as a whole. This process allows you to recognize changes by how clothing fits, improved energy levels, and ability to perform day-to-day activities with ease.

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No two people are the same, so no two nutrition plans will be identical!

All plans are created individually taking into account lifestyle, genetics, food preferences, and health history. My plans are targeted to improve your life for the long-term; together we create small, meaningful changes, which over time, become ingrained into the daily routine.

What does working with Wellness Cucina look like?

Personal Chef services include Menu Planning, Grocery Shopping, Meal Preparation, Serving and/or Packaging and Clean Up.

Frequency: Weekly, BiWeekly, BiMonthly, Monthly, Special Occasion, Supper Club

Example Options: Meal Prepping, 2 Meals in 1 Session, Multi-Course Meals

We do not have set menus. We create our menus exclusively for our client’s needs and tastes.  Remember, Wellness Cucina works with you to ensure that your nutrition goals and budget are met!

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation!