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I am a natural health focused chef with extensive culinary arts experience looking to create the optimal diet for your needs.
I am an experienced chef and a natural health consultant. Through my experience I have learned that healthy, nutritious food can take our bodies to greater heights and accelerate true healing at a deep level. In my practice, I have learned how certain foods can target healing for specific bodily organs and specific diseases. I incorporate basic Western nutrition and fundamentals of traditional Chinese, and Ayurvedic nutritional practices into every meal, while also employing my extensive culinary arts background to make every dish as delicious as it is nutritious. I have trained at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, and worked at many five star restaurants and Michelin Star restaurants in addition to studying nutrition from an anthropological perspective at the University of Connecticut. I have had the fortune to apprentice with Santa Barbara nutritionist Dr. Dale Figtree and to learn from TCM practioner, Laurie Schneider MaOCM, and homeopath Dr. Pramila Vishvanath. I am looking to use my knowledge practically to help members of our Santa Barbara County community heal, and bring themselves to their peak physical state through healthy, delicious meals that inspire creativity and enjoyment at all levels.
Experience cooking: vegan, vegetarian, meat/fish inclusive, gluten-free, paleo, allergy-friendly, Bulletproof, juicing, organic, global cuisines, FODMAP, specific carbohydrate diet, ketogenic, weight loss
Learn more about me on my website: www.physikalanthropology.com.
Available beginning June 2019. References, resume and examples of my cooking can be provided upon request.
For me, cooking is...
A means of achieving optimal health by connecting with our bodies and cultivating creativity by making healthy food delicious and pleasing to the eye.
I learned to cook at...
The Culinary Institute of America, New York, Metro Bis Restaurant, Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, Bricco Restaurant, Johnson and Wales University
A role model in the kitchen is...
Dr. Dale Figtree, Santa Barbara Nutritionist
A cooking secret...
Not using recipes, but relying on artistic creativity and intuition
As a Private Chef, I can offer you:
Simply tell me what you're craving! I would love to create the perfect menu for your special occasion in Santa Barbara.
Trust me as a culinary consultant to help you with your concept in Santa Barbara.
If you are looking for someone to keep your fridge full of incredible meals in Santa Barbara, count me in.
Richard's Food Gallery
We all eat with our eyes first! Below you can find a little demonstration of what I can bring to your table.
Book your experience with Chef Richard
Specify the details of your requests and the chef will send you a custom menu just for you.