The Food Interpreter | Chef Celestina Brunetti RDN, LD
Registered 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 surrounding areas.
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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
“We gained a wealth of knowledge from one-on-one cooking sessions, and the notes from the grocery store tour as well as notes after every meeting. Celestina provided resources so that we were able to do additional research on a variety of supplements or foods she recommended.” –Diane
“I learned that I had a good base of nutrition knowledge already, but I was unable to put it into practice because of my minimal culinary knowledge and skill set. Celestina was able to pick up on that and focused more time on helping to mature my culinary skill set and confidence in the kitchen. The one-on-one cooking sessions were excellent; we were able to hone in on some of the cooking methods that were a bit more complex.” –Josh
Albuquerque, NM 87111
Saturday & Sunday: By Appointment Only