I am a native of Paris, France where I grew up around sports, gourmet foods and wines. As a National/European Table Tennis Champion and tennis pro, I quickly realized the importance of physical and mental fitness to perform my best.
Combining the knowledge from my sport years, coaching career, chef experiences and endless education; I created “Chef Marie Academy” to promote healthy lifestyle. I have designed numerous educational tools to optimize performance and well-being within the Culinary, Fitness, Wellness, Scientific and Medical communities. I am the author of numerous “Cooking Well” Cookbooks which promote healing through specific nutritional recipes and lifestyle based on diseases. I am the creator of the “Personal Fitness Chef Certification Program”, an approved college credit educational and business tool that has served the sport/fitness and Culinary industries for more than 12 years. My latest published work is an educational e-book on food and wine pairing, “Food and Wine Demystified” which is available on Amazon. I have also contributed to various fitness/coaching educational books and food related projects.
My work received excellent reviews and appeared in magazines such as OC Metro, Westways, Uptown San Diego, OC Flair, North OC, New York Post, New York Daily News, Life & Style, Vogue, Women's Health and Health News Digest. I was a guest speaker on Dr. Stuart Fisher New York Radio Show and La Radio Française (French Radio) in San Diego.
My life mission has always been to make a difference in the health and lives of others. To teach sensible nutrition, fun exercise strategies, the importance of laughter, the pleasure of the table and every other aspect of a healthy lifestyle. I love inspiring others to travel their path, to diminish suffering with compassion, to bring awareness to possibilities and to encourage the right actions while purposely embracing the miracle of life and all its beauty. Happiness is no mystery to me.
One of my favorite sentence simply resumes my philosophy: Only Passions, Great Passions, Can Elevate The Soul To Great Things!
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Before I answer, let’s learn a bit about cheese rind. The rind plays an important role during the process of cheese ripening. It is a protection against humidity, bacteria, mold, […]
Perched 300 feet above the town of Calistoga, Sterling Winery can be reached by an aerial tram. The tram became the winery designer preferred choice for visitors, over taking a […]
A Thanksgiving meal can be quite a challenge to pair with wines. Here are some suggestions….
An amazing lunch at the oldest French inn, La Couronne, located in the west part of France. Established in 1345 in Rouen, this inn has seen much history and been […]
Versailles was “Le Roi Soleil or Louis IV” home and where his government was installed. Come to read all about it and discover with us the Trianons and their beautiful […]
Located in the Newport Beach Crystal Cove Shopping Center, this charming restaurant is a gem. Parking was easy and so was the restaurant access. The owners, Phil and Linda Crowley, affirm their […]
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, I had the privilege to attend a Wine Council reviewing delightful Kosher wines provided by Royal Wine Corp…
Tired of the same old snacks or need to stay away from the high sugary pre-packaged snacks? Here are some of my secrets and clients’ favorites snacks!
While attending the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco mid-January, we had the privilege to stay at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. The tall luxury building hotel staff welcomed us […]
So you think you are controlling your salt intake by avoiding the shaker at the table. Think again, as the shaker is not the culprit!
Hartford Winery was founded in 1994 and had since then established quite a name!
What the precious little coffee beans go through, before ending up in your cup!
Considered one of the pioneers of the coffeehouse phenomenon in the US, Martin Diedrich, is well-known Master Roaster with decades of expertise in the coffee world.
A wonderful small and cozy restaurant in the heart of San Clemente, California. Don’t miss their “Ninja” bartender, Gabe Whorley!
An adventure that included visiting French Master Chocolatier, Jean-Marie Auboine manufacturing facility, see a LV Show and dine at the exquisite Canal Street Restaurant.