Wellness Cucina | Blending the worlds of fine food & nutrition. . .one meal at at time.

ABQ, Albuquerque, Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutrition
Chef Celestina Brunetti RDN, LD Wellness Cucina

I’m Celestina, a personal chef and registered dietitian.

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

As a chef and dietitian, I empower my clients to strengthen their skills to create wholesome and delicious meals for their specific wellness goals.

  • Debra

    "Celestina was there to guide me every step of the way, she provided the accountability I needed to make this lifestyle change sustainable."

7520 Montgomery Blvd NE Bldg. E-9 Albuquerque, NM 87110

Hours                Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–4:00PM

Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only

Contact                                          E: cbrunettiwellness@gmail.com

T: 718.213.1096

Meet the RD|Chef

Chef Celestina Brunetti RDN, LD (Registed Dietitian Nutritionist, Licensed) 

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 Albuquerque, NM and surroudning areas.

Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist, Celestina Brunetti

Quick Facts:

Food Enthusiast

Self-Proclaimed Coffee Snob

Yoga / Fitness


Traveling / Road Trips

Hiking / Exploring NM

Food Photography

Recipe Development

Johnson & Wales Univ. Alum


Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist
Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist
Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist
Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist

What Clients are Saying

“For the quality and experience, Wellness Cucina is the best bang for your buck for at-home events. Chef Celestina is not only a brilliant chef, but is also an extremely pleasant person and we look forward to having her back!” —Bob

“Having a personal chef cook for your family is truly a different experience than a restaurant, the interaction with the chef is unique and having the opportunity to ask questions is so much fun! For an out of the box experience in Albuquerque hire Chef Celestina of Wellness Cucina to wow your tastebuds!” —Margarita

“She really cares about her clients and is vested in their success. I am learning lifestyle changes for my health & wellness that will help me long term. I am seeing progress with my weight loss weekly. ” —Veronica

“If you’re looking for someone to prescribe you a trendy diet or cleanse, go elsewhere. If you’re looking for someone to help you take back your life and get you results (while eating delicious food!), call Wellness Cucina.” —Ashley

“Chef Celestina whipped up a four course meal for my wife and I, while we were able to unwind after a long week.” –Stan


Albuquerque, NM 87111


Monday—Friday: 9:00AM–4:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only



E: cbrunettiwellness@gmail.com

T: 718.213.1096

What We Do



Gut Health

Personal Chef

Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist
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Dietitian, Personal Chef, Nutritionist

‘…our body is an ecosystem. This ecosystem must be maintained…’ Ilchi Lee

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

As a Dietitian and Personal Chef, I blend the worlds of culinary arts and nutrition. When working with my clients we focus on renewing confidence to be able to create flavorful and healthful meals at home. Together, we focus on creating a lifestyle that will last forever, not a diet with an expiration date! I believe in focusing on the foods you can eat, versus those you can’t; moderation is the true key to a sustainable lifestyle change. Meaning that the occasional gelato or torta can fit into my client’s lifestyle!

My clients learn to become more in-tune with the food they are consuming and their bodies. This process allows them to recognize changes by how clothing fits, improved energy levels, and ability to perform day-to-day activities with ease. Together, we build a foundation of mindfulness and positivity; focus is on slowing down the eating process and enjoying a meal, all while nourishing the body. 

At Wellness Cucina, I work with those with Autoimmune Disorders as well as Gut/Brain Barrier related issues; I provide my clients with the tools and skills they need to succeed for the long-term. 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 my clients’ lives for the long-term; together we create small, meaningful changes, which over time, become engrained into the daily routine.

Significant life changes take time and I am there every step of the way to guide and support my clients on their journey towards a sustainable lifestyle of renewed health and wellness.

‘No one is born a great cook, one learns by doing.’

Julia Child

Personal Chef Services

Wellness Cucina provides in-home, personal chef services for all of your needs. We specialize in: 

Couple’s Date Night, Intimate Anniversary Dinners, Couples Cooking Classes, Family Cooking Classes, Diabetes Cooking Classes, Heart Health Cooking Classes, Realtor Gifts: Welcome Home Dinners, Ladies’ Night Parties, Holiday Parties, and Corporate Lunch & Learn Events.

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. 

'A recipe has no soul, you as the cook must bring soul to the recipe.'  
-Thomas Keller

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