plant butcher. jiujitsu lover. ingredient inspector.
Carla serrano, founder, culinary nutrition
A certified health coach and culinary nutritionist, Carla takes a modern approach to nutrition by staying current with diet trends and being sensitive to dietary restrictions and preferences. She doesn't believe in one size fits all diets and is always mindful to incorporate a variety of options for everyone.
Carla majored in business and psychology and was the right-hand to c-level executives for close to 20 years. It was during her successful corporate career that she discovered she had an edge for arranging unique and successful corporate events. Driven by the everyday corporate hustle and the responsibilities entrusted to her, she took that knowledge and followed her passion for food and hospitality and went on to graduate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and later on to the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City.
Carla's goal is to help assist busy employers integrate practical wellness programs and healthy eating habits through creative, employee friendly menus.
food. tech. design. overall geek. jiujitsu is his jam.
brian sullivan, founder, food design
Food, technology and design are just some of the things that drive Brian. He draws from his experiences as pastry chef at Michelin starred restaurants complemented by his industrial design and innovation experience. A 2014 winner of Hack Dining's Google challenge, Brian is of a handful of chefs and innovation designers with both managerial experience in a restaurant setting and field experience as a designer for companies such as Macy's, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Glaceau, automotive design and many others. Brian was nominated for Rising Star Chef 2013. He has been a panel speaker at The New School in partnership with Parson's School of Design and was an instructor on Food & Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. One of his most memorable experiences was in 2012 when he cooked with a team of chefs at the White House.
Brian holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Design from the University of Michigan. His goal is to push the boundaries of how we experience food.
Interesting about Brian.
Brian uses technology for special food projects such as 3D printing. He has designed molds that have been instrumental for photoshoots amongst many other creative projects. He's been mentioned in cookbooks and has even designed cars and some famous bottles you're probably drinking out of now. Brian also trains in Brazilian Jiujitsu and has a wrestling background. He enjoys competing in jiujitsu and continues to actively train when not chasing after a toddler and the crazy dog.