Catherine McConkie, NC
Catherine McConkie, NC, is a core faculty member of the Healing Kitchens Institute and co-founder of Cooks on Call; where chefs and healthcare providers receive advanced training on ways cooking can support wellness, and how the skillful use of flavor can tickle the taste buds of those undergoing health challenges. Her previous work in urban trauma centers inspired Catherine to create The Caregivers Table; a cooking program designed specifically to nourish the well being of caregivers working in hospital and clinical settings. She is a chef instructor at San Francisco General Hospital’s Wellness Center for patients, community, and staff. Catherine is on staff for the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food as Medicine professional training program, and is a graduate from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City and of Bauman College’s Nutrition Consultant Training program.