The 2021 term of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program has wrapped up and we are unbelievably proud of this year’s incredible community. Our 2021 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.
It brings us tremendous joy to hear about how their classes went. Our students often feel:
- totally in their element
- excited to teach again
- proud and affirmed by the praise from their guests and the impact of the class
- surprised at how much culinary nutrition knowledge naturally rolled off their tongues
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, of their smiling faces, beautiful food and pride at a job well done!
Karin McLean, Hanover, Massachusetts
“Had a blast running my workshop! I went into this course thinking, ‘I’ll brush up on my nutrition info and get some ideas for cooking/baking’, but it has been such a pleasure and has given me so much while reminding me why I love it so much. I’m in corporate America and it’s scary to think about walking away from it but through this experience I can see a future with workshops and coaching in it.”
Yolanda Dietrich, Lakewood, California
“Had my workshop last night on the topic of psoriasis/autoimmune conditions. We had an amazing time and so much food!! I felt so comfortable explaining, but definitely challenging to cook, teach and stay on track. My guests had so many questions. It was a great experience & everyone loved the food!”
Laura Letourneau, Whitby, Ontario
“My Cultivating Calm Workshop was a success!! This was way outside my comfort zone but it felt really right, and I felt excited to share everything I’ve learned from this program. Everyone loved all the recipes and learned so much. I had so much fun making everything and teaching. I felt organized and prepared. I even cracked some jokes to lighten the mood. I think one of my love languages must be giving and cooking because it felt so good to be able to give others the gift of good health!”
Nicole Form, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
“I have to admit I was stressed and worried, but I did approach it from the stance that I truly wanted my participants to feel their time was valued. I did not think of this as my assignment but my opportunity to share with them the incredible knowledge I’ve gained from this course.
I am excited to share that it went amazing. We had so much fun. I presented, we discussed, I demoed – then they all cooked/prepped at individual stations then we met back at the table to discuss what each person made, what they thought of it, changes they made or would make. It was lively and interactive.
Following our class they wanted to create a WhatsApp group for recipe and lifestyle sharing (which we did). I have to give huge kudos to Meghan and her team.”
Megan McNorton, Belle River, Ontario
“I was nervous when prepping to do the workshop, but I was all good once I got started. I was just excited to inform and teach my people. We had lots of laughs and enjoyed the samples. It was so empowering. I loved it and can’t wait to plan another one.”
Diana Maria Leon Zuluaga, Bogota, Colombia
“Thank you so much everyone! It was a real success!! I enjoy doing this so much 🥰.”
Hector Abel Garcia, Overland Park, Kansas
“I cried, I laughed, and I was humble enough that a man like me was able to accomplish something like that. I couldn’t have done this without the support of this community, Meghan and her staff, and most important my coach Lindsay Taylor.”
Scosha Diamond, Halifax, Nova Scotia
“I just finished and I’m so happy for those that came and supported me.”
Hannah McNichol, Maidenhead, UK
“And it’s a wrap! My first cooking class – on eczema easing foods – done! I managed not to lose any fingers, break any plates, or burn any dishes. I managed to squeeze it all into two hours and I think my guests enjoyed themselves and learned something new which I call a result!
The amount of washing up I made was phenomenal, but I had a blast. Thanks to the #cneprogram for pushing me out of my comfort zone and giving me the skills to develop healthy recipes, advise clients on nutrition to help specific conditions, and design and run a cooking class. Off now to celebrate 🎉.”
Melanie Garten, Dobbs Ferry, New York
“Well, I did my workshop over the weekend! And I have to say that while I have learned SO much in this program, one of the greatest things Meghan Telpner has taught me is (1) to be myself and (2) to embrace imperfection. The first photo shows me measuring out some olive oil, and the second one shows me reacting to some chopped kale that flew off the cutting board. Thank goodness for that silly kale; it helped me loosen up and have fun!”
Robin Hill, Kentville, Nova Scotia
“I had such a wonderful time. I was so nervous sharing my condition of adrenal fatigue and am looking forward to continuing to work on recipes for it, presentation practice and improving the technical side, as well as researching and creating packages and recipes for other conditions for close friends and family for more practice. Thank you Meghan for all that you and the team do, the program is fantastic. I look forward to continuing my growth with ACN. I am going to miss all this!”
Lora Appleby, Port Coquitlam, British Columbia
“What an amazing journey. I am so incredibly thankful I took the leap and signed up for this amazing program. I am so looking forward to the Biz Rocking program to start next!”
Ramesh Koulaji, Waterdown, Ontario
“Today is the day! I presented my workshop on menopause. Happy homemade granola, added to sweet pineapple chia pudding, pesto doodles, and warm kale salad. Cheers with a sunshine smoothie to the culinary nutrition team. All served with my secret ingredient LOVE. Thank you Meghan for giving me hope, and believing in me.”
The Culinary Nutrition Expert Program is an online educational experience that has the potential to positively impact your life, career, health, and family. We teach our students practical cooking skills and knowledge that can be applied immediately, whether in a business or your personal life.
Registration is opening soon for the 2022 Culinary Nutrition Expert Program. Learn more about how you can join us, explore new career opportunities and support your personal health – and maybe begin teaching cooking classes in your own community.