Clinicians CHEF Coaching




Beneficial correlations are suggested between food preparation and consumption of healthy choices. Consequently, culinary medicine programs that deliver patient education emphasizing skills such as shopping, food storage, and meal preparation are growing.

Do you want to learn how to empower clients to make more home-cooked food in less time and to enjoy the healthy changes in their lives? Would you like to improve your own culinary skills?

If so, join this movement and expand your coaching skills!

Clinicians Culinary Health Education Fundamentals (CHEF) Coaching

Who might join?

  • Health and wellness coaches who would like to advance their coaching competencies through culinary coaching skills and tools.
  • Healthcare professionals with extensive coaching education and experience who would like to improve their counseling competencies with culinary medicine goals.
  • Health professionals who would like to improve their culinary skills and self-behavior

What can you expect?

Home-cooking is a healthy behavior that you and your clients can enjoy. This program will train you to improve your own culinary skills and translate this new knowledge into your coaching practice in order to improve the nutrition of your clients.

Program Description: One great program, two delivery options.

*Clinicians CHEF Coaching: the REMOTE

This 10-week program includes:

  • Five 90-minute live weekly tele-classes
  • Five 75-minute live small group practice

*Clinicians CHEF Coaching: the HYBRID

Want to combine the virtual classroom with an onsite learning experience?  One day prior to Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change on June 8, 2017 we will host a live one-day Clinician CHEF Coaching conference followed with small group practice via video conference!  At the end of the program you will be granted a Certificate of Completion in Culinary Coaching from the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine. 

Exciting! Our onsite component was approved for CME credits by Harvard Medical School

The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine’s CHEF Coaching Program continues to grow! Join us and others around the globe to explore the exciting field of culinary medicine. For more information about these trainings contact

NOTE: Training graduates earn a Certificate of Completion in Culinary coaching from the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine and this program is approved by Wellcoaches for 18 continuing coaching education credits.

How Our Graduates Implement CHEF Coaching

The following are examples of how our graduates implement CHEF Coaching in their practice:

Anne Masri, Health Coach

Testimonial: I feel truly blessed having the opportunity to be coached by Anne Masri. Her passion, knowledge and dedication for healthy cooking is beyond words. This experience has been a life changer for me. My way of thinking about food and food preparation transformed from a complete lack of confidence to making plantain tortillas, spiral zucchini, and simply roasting chickpeas for a nutritional snack. The endless tips about buying affordable nutritional ingredients to how food transforms your health, changed my way of thinking about food. Anne taught me how to batch cook so that I have healthy foods at my fingertips throughout a busy work schedule. Through her motivational and educational sessions on healthy food preparation, I lost weight, have more energy, and gained a better understanding of food as medicine. Anne’s encouragement and support is a gift of a lifetime

Adrian Langford. Learn more.

Shirley Garrett. Learn more.

Questions & Answers

Q: Will the training guide me on how to cook

A:  The focus is on improving your own culinary skills as well as that of your clients.

Q: Do I need to have access to a kitchen?

A: Access to a kitchen is not required during class. Between classes participants might want to practice new skills and recipes in their kitchen.

Q: What if I have a conflict during one of the sessions?

A: Tele-classes are recorded for the participants’ convenience.

Q: Where can I find printed material and dates?

A: Clinicians CHEF Coaching ~~ Spring 2017 Brochure

Have more questions?

Click here to review an introduction session with Dr Polak.


*Remote Program

Information regarding the Fall 2017 session available soon.

*Hybrid Program

Two separate registrations (both required for certification):

Further questions?

We are offering an introduction Q & A session by video conference: Thursday, April 27th, 8:00 PM ET

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Have questions? Contact us at (617) 651-2433.


This program is approved by Wellcoaches for 18 hours of continuing education credits.

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