Culinary Nutrition Chef Collaborative

Rebecca Katz, MS

Rebecca Katz, MS is a nationally-recognized culinary translator, cookbook author, educator and chef. She is also the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute, which trains healthcare professionals and interested cooks how to translate nutritional science directly to the plate through taste and flavor. A myriad of food related experiences, including a sojourn to Italy, where she studied Mediterranean cuisine with chefs and signoras from Florence to Sicily, shaped Rebecca’s philosophy that health-supportive food must taste great in order to be nourishing and healing.

Rebecca is the author of The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory and Mental Clarity, (Ten Speed Press, 2015), The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top-16 Age Busting Power Foods, (Ten Speed Press, 2013) along with the award-winning cookbook The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Beyond (Ten Speed Press, 2009), and One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and their Friends (Ten Speed Press, 2008, Second Edition).

Rebecca has been the Executive Chef and core faculty for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine Professional Training Programs, and Faculty, for the Nutrition & Health, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s Nutrition and Health conference, co-directed by Andrew Weil, MD, which attracts the country’s top physicians, nurses, social workers, and researchers.