About

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Fusing the science of nutrition with the art of healthy eating and food creation, Mikaela is a Culinary Nutritionist and Health Consultant working for the likes of Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Woody Harrelson. She has molded a career that inspires people to make better health and food decisions offering nutrition and health coaching through a personalized approach.

Mikaela uses her knowledge of the body and of different cultural healing traditions to empower people to live with happiness and health, in balance and harmony with their true self. It’s not just about food and exercise – Mikaela uses human connection to intuitively meet the needs of her clients. Her philosophy is rooted in bio-diversity; the understanding that each body is unique and thus has a unique path to optimal health. She believes in trying to help people live better and more fulfilled lives, and that happiness starts in the body. Whether it’s in the form of food, love, or experiences, the choice of what we use to fuel ourselves with will affect who we are.

Mikaela’s passion for food and nutrition started early. She was often found in the kitchen playing with food or in the garden eating vegetables. Her hunger for knowledge and adventure has led her to unimaginable experiences around the globe as she continuously explores various cultures to find new ingredients, health benefits, recipes and beautiful culinary traditions. When Mikaela was 17, her father had a heart attack. Instead of using the traditional western approach he vowed to use lifestyle and food to heal himself. He lost 70 pounds by eating whole foods and various worldly supplements and regained his strength.

After watching this real life example of food as medicine, she began immersing herself further in the study of food and healing traditions. She started training under well-recognized LA based chef Wayne Forman, and decided to leave her masters in Physical Therapy to continue her pursuit of food and nutrition. After 10 years of studying ingredients, food, and the physical body, Mikaela loves to share her secrets of health and happiness. She teaches her clients to truly EAT TO LOVE.

Credentials

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in Kinesiology, University of Victoria
  • Certified Holistic Health Counselor accredited through the State University of New York and Institute of Integrative Nutrition
  • Privately trained to cook by Chef Wayne Forman, owner of Wayno’s Catering based in Los Angeles, California
  • Raw Chef Training, RAW Foundation, Vancouver BC
  • Certified personal trainer and certified sports nutritionist through the American Sports and Fitness Association
  • Member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners

Currently working as a: Recipe developer, private chef, retreat designer and menu creator, editorial collaborator, workshop hoster, health consultant, pop-up dinner and event curator.

Testimonials

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Ben Stiller

“Mikaela could always find a way to make healthy taste amazing.”

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Woody Harrelson

“Mikaela is a first-rate chef and a joy to be around. Also very knowledgable about health in general.”

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Owen Wilson

“If you want healthy, great tasting food you can’t find a better chef than Mikaela.”

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Whitney Port

“Mikaela’s passion for health is infectious. I love to watch how she can make something so simple turn into something so good for us”

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Maya Gabeira

“I loved learning about nutrition from Mikaela, she gave me great health recommendations and recipes. Her coconut chia is my favorite!”

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Marcel Vigneron

“Mikaela is not only an incredible nutritionist and chef but a joy to be around and to cook with. Her ability to transcend ingredients into disease preventing delicious dishes is truly remarkable. Mikaela’s vast nutritional knowledge, well rounded palate, and creative spirit create an incredible combined trifecta that demonstrate the qualities of not only an incredible chef but also that of a brilliant nutritionist that has the ability to create super tasty and healthy cuisine.”

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The Buried Life

“We’ve been friends with Mikaela since she was a tomboy in elementary school. Now that she’s pretty, we’re still friends, but only because she’s such a good cook. Mikaela’s food keeps us healthy on the road. We love her. We love her food.”– Sir Benjamin Nemtin III, Master Genius President of The Buried Life Inc

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Red Bull BC One All Stars

“It is a life changing experience to work with Mikaela. Her positive and enthusiastic energy and her deep knowledge of the human body and mind helps and inspires us to regain and sustain physical health and power.”