Congratulations to Our 2020 Culinary Nutrition Experts

The 2020 session of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program has wrapped up and we are unbelievably proud of this year’s incredible community. Our 2020 crew came from across the globe, with over 30 countries represented and everyone had an infinite level of wisdom and inspiration to offer.

The grand finale of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, their final assignment, is a 2-hour live class facilitated by our culinary nutrition experts-in-training. This is an opportunity for our students to incorporate all of the skills they’ve learned throughout the semester and share what they know about culinary nutrition with family, friends, or coworkers.

Our students are always a little nervous about hosting an event, but every year they are filled with elation and gratification after they totally rock it.

We are so proud to share photos of some of our students, where they share their smiling faces, beautiful food and pride at a job well done!

María Dueño, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

“Today I did the workshop and it was a total success!”

CNE Students

Linda Chondrogiannis, Manhasset, New York

“Loved every minute of my cooking workshop. I was fortunate to still have people come into my home and participate. My four friends were so engaging and I was beaming with the open conversations being had around my topic of menopause and how foods can heal. This was my favorite assignment to date.”

Culinary Nutrition Expert Student

Evangelia Orfanos, Laval, Quebec

“Gave my workshop today the feeling of teaching is such an amazing one. Thank you Meghan and the ACN team for this amazing course. I’m in my element now at 41 years old. I have a lot of gratitude.”

Culinary Nutrition Expert Student

Josie Brown, Owings Mills, Maryland

“So very happy. Taking this course was one of the best decisions I have made. Feeling empowered and confident after the Teaching Assignment. Thanks Meghan for an absolutely amazing, INTENSE and delicious program. Can’t wait to experience more goodness. All the best to everyone.”

Josie Brown - Culinary Nutrition Expert

Ana Dragovic, Burlington, Ontario

“We cried (well mostly me), we laughed, we learned, we cooked and the best part, we ATE it all. The class was one of the most rewarding experiences!!!! Loved everything about it!”

Culinary Expert

Chong Hui Ying, Puchong, Malaysia

“Cooking workshop done! There’s still a lot to improve on. In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.”

CNE Community

Karen McIntyre, Longwarry, Australia

“Workshop done. WOW such a learning curve the day was. I’m not saying there were mistakes, they were learning curves. I have taken away so much about myself from this experience. Loved it and looking forward to the next workshop.”

Culinary Nutrition Expert

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Kim Robertson, Toronto, Ontario

“Workshop complete! As the day approached, I found myself more excited than nervous…a good sign! Restrictions limited my guests to family members and so I am super excited to do this AGAIN when safe to do so!”


Nutrition Expert Student

Sue Valentine, Courtice, Ontario

“Workshop accomplished! My pupils and I had a really great time and we even learned something too. A good time was had by all.”

Academy of Culinary Nutrition Student

Jane Minor Sartain, State Road, North Carolina

“Cooking class complete! What an amazing learning experience!! My head is full of what I’ll tweak for next time. This was a lot of work, but sooooo much fun. I think my family had fun too. I look forward to doing this class again next year and maybe even in my own teaching kitchen.”

Students of Culinary Nutrition Expert Program

Tammy Hudson, Valley, Nebraska

“I made my videos and did a mixed style workshop tonight. Even my 2-year-old granddaughter worked on her knife skills (with a butter knife). My husband was a great student and helped with many different aspects, including clean up. What an amazing program! I have not only learned so much, but created a new way of life. Thanks Meghan and the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.”

Tammy Hudson CNE

Melissa De Brito, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

“Yesterday I did my workshop and I absolutely loved every minute of it! My participants also thoroughly enjoyed it, and one of them said they haven’t had this much healthy food all in one day that his body might be confused…in a good way! This was a great confidence booster for me — I am so glad I got to showcase the knowledge I’ve learned both in talking about the nutritional content of food as well as demo my culinary skills!”

CNE Students

Silvia Kallen, Calgary, Alberta

“I am proud of how far I have come in this program. I have learned a lot and upped my food photography game! Looking forward to what comes next. Congratulations to everyone on completing the program! Cheers to us.”

Silvia Kallen CNE

Laura Fulton, Milton, Ontario

“And that’s a wrap!!! This was no piece of gluten free cake. I’ll admit this was tough for me, but I learned so much from it. I have grown so much throughout this course and this pushed me even further out of my comfort zone and towards something so awesome.”

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