About Culinary Nutrition Associates

Culinary Nutrition Associates LLC

Catharine Powers, MS, RDN, LD and the Culinary Nutrition Associates LLC team have been leading the field of culinary nutrition for over 35 years. Our work encompasses both the technical expertise of nutritional science and the innovation of working with food and recipes. We develop training materials and provide hands-on instruction for both culinary skills and foodservice management. We work on menu development and recipe nutrient analysis for restaurants and schools. We also have a complimentary publishing business, Culinary Nutrition Publishing LLC, which produces textbooks and tools for chefs, dietitians and dietetic students.

Our clients include a variety of organizations, from government agencies and K12 school districts to food distribution companies. We strive to understand each customer’s unique vision and goals, and provide a practical approach that solves problems.

Our team is a diverse network of professionals who share a common passion for improving health and food culture in America. By connecting these leaders in their individual fields, we are leveraging the energy, creativity and perspective of this talented group and putting that to work for our customers.

Catharine Powers, MS, RDN, LD

Catharine Powers is a partner with Culinary Nutrition Associates LLC and Culinary Nutrition Publishing LLC. She is co-author of the textbook, Essentials of Nutrition for Chefs, the IACP 2011 cookbook winner for the Health and Special Diet category. She also is the co-author of Portion Photos of Popular Foods and Recipe Nutrient Analysis: Best Practices for Calculation and Chemical Analysis.

Cathy is also a trainer with the Institute of Child Nutrition and was project manager for their award-winning training program, Cooks for Kids and was project coordinator for the revision of their online course, Culinary Techniques for Healthy School Meals. Cathy spent nearly 15 years at The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) where she was instrumental in developing the Institute’s cutting-edge nutrition program. She is currently chair of the CIA’s Healthy.

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