Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist

The Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS) designation identifies clinicians who have a unique foundation for incorporating healthy eating into patients’ diets: comprehensive knowledge of nutrition and the culinary techniques to prepare food that is consistent with real-world budgets, time constraints, and nutritional ideals. Physicians, Physicians Assistants, Pharmacists, Registered Dietitians and Nurse Practitioners are eligible for certification.

The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University holds its 4th annual Culinary Medicine Conference featuring lectures, cooking demonstrations and round-table discussions.The hybrid 60-credit curriculum includes a distinctive combination of online nutrition education courses, live conferences, and in-person attendance at hands-on teaching kitchen modules. Visit healthmeetsfood.com for more information.


We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 6th annual Health meets Food: The Culinary Medicine Conference.

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The conference will take place June 20 through June 23, 2019 in New Orleans at The Sheraton Hotel and New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute.

In addition to our exciting Keynote Speaker, Dr. Robert Lustig, we are partnering with the International Society of Neurogastronomy.  They will hold the ISN Symposium on Thursday June 20th.  You have options to register for either conference or both and early bird options apply to both gatherings.

The early bird discounts for Health Meets Food are applied automatically at checkout:

There is a $50.00 Early Bird Discount that automatically applies (10% on optional hands-on cooking modules)

In addition, there are discounts for different groups using these codes at checkout:

$50.00 off for those in academia using their institution email address during registration – use code iteachlegumes at check out.

$100.00 off for RDs, nurses, pharmacists, certified diabetic educators, chefs and those working in foodservice – use code legumesaregreat at checkout.

$125.00 off for students attending the International Society of Neurogastronomy Symposium only – use code traineeISN at check out.

$250.00 off for students attending Health meets Food only (this is limited to ten students on a first come basis) – use code ilovelegumes at check out.

Students wanting to attend both the ISN Symposium and Health meets Food may use both codes for $375.00 off (this is limited to ten students on a first come basis).

This year’s conference will be held at the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute and the Sheraton Hotel. We have secured a great rate for rooms and you can book right this very minute.  There will be limited rooms so book your room as soon as possible to make sure that you don’t miss out.

Make your reservations by calling Marriott reservations 1-888-627- 7033 or directly with the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel at 504-525-2500

You can find information and the agenda at this link: Register Now


Celebrity Chef Dinner Series 2018 – 2019

We will continue our yearly Celebrity Chef Dinner series for 2018 – 2019, featuring regional chefs cooking at the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine on North Broad. Join us for a multi-course meal with wine pairings designed specifically for this special series and cooked by four of the finest and most innovative chefs in New Orleans today.

These dinners directly support the free community cooking/nutrition classes that take place of our center and are tax deductible! Join for select dinners, or purchase season tickets to enjoy them all at a discount. All dinners take place at 6:30 pm on Saturdays at 300 N. Broad Street, New Orleans, LA 70119. (Please note we are in the same building as Whole Foods – simply walk in the main lobby and we are straight ahead). Purchase early, as seats are limited!

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April 6th, 2019 at 6:30 PM

Chef Jeff Mattia of Royal Sonesta

Executive Chef Jeff Mattia brings a farm-to-table approach to Royal Sonesta New Orleans’ catering operations, as well as its food-and-beverage outlets. He has a passion for local farms and sustainable farming, working with growers like Covey Rise, Chappapeela, Two Run and Southern City Greens.  “Our local farmers represent one of the biggest assets for the city’s restaurant industry,” Mattia says. “Fresh, local ingredients are essential to good cooking, and they have a major role in every aspect of the hotel’s food service.”


Chef’s philosophy effortlessly matches Sonesta’s “Food Is Art” catering philosophy which embraces using the freshest of ingredients from local sources, allowing us to create new seasonal menus offering a unique culinary experience for each event.  As Executive Chef, Mattia personally oversees the menu for every function and will customize any menus to the group’s exact specifications.


Upcoming CME Classes Across the Country

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You can see a detailed schedule for our Continuing Medical Education classes and sign up at our CME page.


Alliance for a Healthier Generation Video

This is a great video shot by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. It was shown at the ceremony where the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine was awarded the Innovation Award for Health Care Provider Training and Education. More information on their website at healthiergeneration.org.
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Chef Leah Takes You Grocery Shopping

Don’t miss this great video of Chef Leah shopping for a family of four. A week’s worth of groceries for not much money!

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Family Cooking Classes

GCCM is now enrolling families for cooking classes. We are offering Free Family Cooking Classes to families with children enrolled at a N.O. College Prep Schools (Crocker, Cohen and/or Sylvanie Williams). Parents and children will learn side-by-side how to cook healthier foods, how to cook together, how to prepare healthy foods inexpensively and MORE!

Contact Chef Katie at kpedroza@tulane.edu, or call 504-988-9108 if you are interested.

Watch the video below to experience our community cooking classes for yourself!

The clip includes testimonials from community members, medical students, volunteers, and our very own Chef Leah!
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