Healthy Chef Partyologist Nancy Waldeck is passionate about eating better, enjoying an active lifestyle and pairing delicious food and wine. She combines a corporate training background with solid culinary education and diverse experience in the food world. Her skills and enthusiasm have taken her from monthly appearances on national TV to the kitchen crew at the TBS cooking show Home Plate, then all the way to Africa where she has served as Chef Instructor at the United States Embassy in Burundi. Because she believes that food should be fast, fun, healthy AND taste great, she is a favorite at the Cancer Wellness Center at Piedmont Hospital and Atlanta’s Cooks Warehouse. From a stint with the culinary team for Taste of the NFL to recipe development and food styling, to working with celebrity chefs like Anthony Bourdain and Emeril Lagasse and she has devoured the full realm of culinary artistry. A lover of wine and food pairing, she holds intermediate and advanced international wine certifications from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust. Over 50 local and national companies like GE, McCormick, Ford, St. Regis Hotels and Google have enjoyed cooking and wine classes with Chef Nancy. Her unique perspective from big business combined with gourmet savvy make Nancy’s classes fun and creative! Her enthusiasm for food and wine is evident in her book Taste and Savor: Delicious Healthy Recipes and Tasty Wine Tips, her Taste and Savor blogs and the weekly Friday Four, a unique e-zine containing a mouthwatering recipe, a smart wine pairing and two valuable kitchen tips.
Kennesaw State University, BA Science Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, New York NAPE Certified Ambassador for Education Master Food Styling for Professionals, Culinary Entrepreneurs: Food Fanatics, Inc