personal chef oakland california


Health-Supportive, Plant-Focused Chef / Oakland CA

Julia believes in the deliciousness and powers of eating real, whole foods.  Simple, balanced dishes and flavors, all with a nutritional punch.

Upon being prescribed a restricted diet, Julia hesitantly embraced the change, and began experimenting in her Brooklyn apartment.  She soon realized it wasn't impossible to eat well within the given restraints. Inspired to help others redefine their relationships with food, Julia focused on creating satisfying, feel-good meals for individuals with varying health hurdles.

A departure from the photo world, and subsequent training and certification from The Natural Gourmet Institute in 2012, led Julia to a variety of NYC's health-focused, plant-based kitchens.  Not long after, Julia was tasked with the creation of the opening menu and kitchen management of Philadelphia's first organic, plant-based, gluten-free, dairy-free eatery.

Love of travel and a desire for new experiences led Julia to California, where she has lived since 2015.  She continues to expand her cooking repertoire while providing private clients with healthful, personalized meals.  She also travels the country with First Descents adventure programs, cooking plant-focused meals for young adults impacted by cancer.