Chef Via Melissa
Personal Chef, Caterer, nutritional chef, Recipe Developer
Melissa has a knack for re-creating traditionally unhealthy dishes and making them nutritionally sound while keeping in delicious flavor. She has appeared on Dr. Oz and has been published in numerous magazines from Women's Day to Readers Digest and Nokia's Health Blog, just to name a few. Her commitment to living a clean lifestyle through food, nutrition, and clean hygienics enables her to have the health and energy needed to succeed in all of her endeavors. Melissa has a great passion for cooking and sharing her knowledge of all things health. So much so, she loves giving free cooking and nutrition tips to all of her clients while cooking and serving their meals.
Chef Via Melissa Supports
The Edible Schoolyard Project
The mission of The Edible Schoolyard Project is to teach essential life skills and support academic learning through hands-on classes in a one-acre organic garden and kitchen classroom. At the core of the mission is a free, sustainable, and delicious lunch for every child. The Edible Schoolyard curriculum is fully integrated into the school day and teaches students how their choices about food affect their health, the environment, and their communities. Using a local sustainable criteria for purchasing food, the organization supports not only the students but also the farmers and ranchers, who are taking care of the land for future generations. The Edible Schoolyard network now includes 4,800 schools and programs in all 50 states and 57 countries.