Chef Teresa's educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Nutrition from Arizona State University and professionally trained in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu. She has 8 years’ experience in the nutrition + culinary field and has appeared nationally on The List, news show debuting her healthy, fresh recipes and simplified cooking tips.


Additionally, she is the Lifestyle Program Coordinator + Nutrition Coach at Fit Phoenix where she provides nutrition coaching, nutrition education and healthy cooking classes and demonstrations for children and adults. She provides one on one cooking classes in addition to small group classes at various locations including The Desert Botanical Gardens. Her past work experience includes, research and development chef for Starbucks headquarters in Seattle, managed the 5 Minute Market Chef, a nutrition educational booth at Oldtown Scottsdale Farmer’s Market, Pastry Chef for Shine Coffee. She is driven by her passion for working with the public and providing community education on nutrition & healthy cooking.
Nutrition Coach + Lifestyle Program Coordinator- Teresa leads the Fuel For Performance program which combines nutrition education, meal planning and macronutrient tracking to support a healthy balanced nutrition model. The Fuel for Performance program allows Fit Phoenix clients to achieve goals that include weight loss, reduction of body fat, increase of lean muscle, improved performance in their sport or in the gym, and more.
Research + Development Chef- Chef Teresa creates flavorful, healthy recipes using FreshCap Mushroom extracts and supplements. Visit mushroompowered.com for recipes and photos
Chef- Development of healthy recipes and cooking classes infusing CBD into everyday meals. www.cannabidiolrecipes.com
Faculty- Teaching various culinary cuisine courses.