Hello I am Irazema – certified personal chef and holistic nutrition consultant focusing on nutritious ingredients to heal the body and optimize health.  My goal is to help people navigate the complex labyrinth of food and nutrition – one delicious bite at a time. 

Are you feeling tired, stressed, and overwhelmed?  Do you wish you had a better relationship with food?  Want to feel better, happier, stronger?  I’ve been there.  I have had to take naps in the middle of the day.  I have had battles with emotional eating.  I have looked out for ways to increase my happiness and feel better inside and out.   

My personal food philosophy is that food feeds our bodies, soul, and community.  It heals our bodies, it can bring us joy, and it connects us with others.  I also believe food has the power to heal us.  We can use food as a way to improve our health and the health of those around us.

My Approach

I am here to ask thought-provoking questions about your mindset and health to help figure out the right options for you.  You are never alone on your journey.  We work together as a team to face the obstacles stopping you from reaching your optimal health, then strategize on ways to overcome them.  I offer mentorship and guidance in order to help you find long-term success.

We start where you are and go from there.  I believe making changes —  no matter how big or small — require time, strength, and energy (not to mention compassion).  Sometimes we take giant leaps, other times it feels more like baby steps, but the important thing is we establish your goals and move towards them.  As a consultant, I can provide the tools and knowledge needed to set up realistic wellness goals. As a chef, I help you spring those goals into action by showing you how to create delicious, nutritious meals you’ll feel excited to eat.

More About Me

A native of Southern California, I call the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area home.  I am board certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner and have a Master’s Degree in Health Education with a specialization in Holistic Nutrition. In addition, I am certified as a Personal Fitness Chef.  I love to explore everything the Bay Area has to offer- fantastic hiking trails, bountiful farmers’ markets, and superb restaurants. When I’m not exploring the dirt paths and paved roads, I can be found in the confines of my kitchen nourishing my body, my soul, and my spirit with delectable homemade goodies.  I’m a consultant, coach, writer, and confidante to those seeking a realistic approach to wellness.