Today we’d like to introduce you to CC Consalvo.
Thanks for sharing your story with us CC. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
When I began to cook holistically, it was out of a crisis actually to help my terminally ill mother. When her doctors mentioned if she stays away from processed foods perhaps that would make a difference and prolong her life. That was all I needed to begin my quest to cook, feed and get my mother well. Although cooking was in my blood, doing so in a clean, healing, mindful way quickly became my life’s work… Originally from Philadelphia, I came to LA when I was 25 and found my niche as a personal, holistic chef cooking mostly anti-inflammatory cuisine based solely on my clients’ individual needs.
Recently my work has evolved into wellness counseling. I work with my clients to make eating clean easier by creating meal plans, revamping home kitchens and overall wellness support.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a chef, wellness counselor and working with individuals who have restrictions, food intolerance and illnesses was a challenge at first. Working with seemingly limited ingredients in the beginning was difficult but now I really enjoy it and seeing my clients thrive as a result, is the reward.
A few years ago, I had some health issues that were also challenging and keeping balance with the demands of my work was a test for me, but because of my belief system around food and healing, it really helped me get through it.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Well Restored and Chef CC Live – what should we know?
With over 15 years’ experience as a personal holistic chef and wellness
coach with a focus on anti-inflammatory cuisine, CC strongly believes
cleaner eating is connected to our overall state of wellbeing. She has
worked with the country’s top Doctors, Registered Dietitians and
practitioners in support of her clients. She welcomes doctor’s restricted
diet plans, elimination lists and assists her clients to integrate better
cooking and eating rituals.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Having integrity and a strong work ethic have always been the foundation of my business. I equate my longtime client, farmer and supplier relationships to having respect and gratitude to them as individuals. No one does it alone and therefore working with people in a respectful manner during the process, makes the desired result most powerful.
- Website: www.wellrestored.com (holistic wellness) www.chefcclive.com (personal holistic chef)
- Phone: 310.908.4753
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook: Chef CC Live
- Other: Instagram Chef CC Live
Image Credit: All photos taken by CC and are actual dishes prepared for clients.