Our mission is to facilitate the service of delicious, healthy meals across all segments of the food industry.

Customized solutions for businesses and institutions


Culinary and Nutrition Training

We provide both hands-on and classroom training for all levels of foodservice professional in both schools and industry.

Recipe Nutrient Analysis

Our team has been doing nutrient calculations for over 35 years and are recognized as experts in this field.

Recipe Development & Menu Solutions

Our recipes are creative, practical and on-trend. We also adapt recipes for specific markets such as K12 or long-term care.

Indiana Department of Education, Office of School and Community Nutrition

Nearly 1000 school nutrition professionals have participated in Culinary Nutrition Associates’ 5-day culinary skills builder training in Indiana since 2016.

Author of Recipe Nutrient Analysis: Best practices for calculation and chemical analysis

This premier resource is the go-to reference used by restaurants, corporate foodservice companies, bloggers, and cookbook authors around the country.

Healthy School Recipes

HealthySchoolRecipes.com is the essential, one-stop resource for school nutrition professionals who plan menus or prepare food for child nutrition programs.

About Culinary Nutrition Associates 

Culinary Nutrition Associates LLC is led by Catharine Powers MS, RDN, LD, who has been a pacesetter in the field of culinary nutrition for over 35 years.

Our network of chefs, dietitians and operational professionals has the expertise to provide training solutions, menu development and scientific analysis for both small and large foodservice operations.

“Cathy is the country’s foremost culinary nutrition educator. As the architect of The Culinary Institute of America’s nutrition education program, she has led the culinary nutrition movement.  She is an excellent trainer and is able to deliver complicated material in an entertaining and clear manner”.

Mary Abbott Hess, LHD, MS, RDN, LDN, FAND
Past President, American Dietetic Association

“Culinary Nutrition Associates is a wealth of knowledge for any school nutrition professional. Catharine Powers is an amazing, relatable trainer with the ability to develop content that creates large scale change. She has had a positive impact on the entire field of nutrition, particularly school nutrition. Her experience, knowledge and innovative influence makes her one of the top presenters out there!”

Chef Samantha Cowens-Gasbarro

“In my nearly 30-year career in Child Nutrition, few presenters have impressed me as much as Cathy Powers.  Her course, Culinary Skills for A+ School Meals, is excellent and her delivery was inspirational to staff.  She knows the mindset of the school nutrition professional and clearly demonstrates how new methods can be accomplished.  This one course has changed the way we prepare food for students!”

Kathleen Kane, SNS, Director of School Nutrition , Valparaiso Community Schools

“I’m using Recipe Nutrient Analysis: best practices for chemical and calculated analysis on a daily basis. I’m participating in a massive project for a supermarket chain. The group has a dietitian on staff who also uses the book for referencing tough questions from our group of analysts. I don’t need to ask as many questions because the book is right there on my desk. So much excellent, well-researched information.”

Linn Steward, Gourmetmetrics

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