People

Meet the chefs, fitness experts, and health professionals that partner with the California Walnut Board. 

Alex Stratta

Alex Stratta

Chef

The award-winning chef comes from a long line of restaurateurs.

Andrea V. Dunn

Andrea V. Dunn

Advanced Practice Registered Dietitian

In addition to her past and current accolades, Andrea is also on the Advisory Board for the Heart Advisor Newsletter.

Cheryl D. Toner

Cheryl D. Toner

Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist, and Communications Expert

Based in Northern Virginia, Cheryl helps people to make healthy choices that are fulfilling, flexible, and fun.

Chris Crary

Chris Crary

Private Chef

Voted fan favorite during season nine of Bravo's Top Chef, Chef Chris Crary went from executive restaurant chef to TV network personality--practically overnight.

Christina Tosi

Christina Tosi

Founder and Executive Chef of Milk Bar

Christina Tosi is the chef, owner and founder of Milk Bar, called “one of the most exciting bakeries in the country” by Bon Appetit magazine.

Cindy Pawlcyn

Cindy Pawlcyn

Executive Chef at Mustards Grill and cookbook author

Cindy Pawlcyn has pioneered fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable wine-country cuisine since opening Napa Valley's legendary Mustards Grill in 1983.

Connie Diekman

Connie Diekman

Director of University Nutrition at Washington University, St. Louis

Connie has appeared in countless radio and television interviews at the local level and on national shows, ranging from the TODAY show to the Oprah show.

Dr. David L. Katz

Dr. David L. Katz

Founding Director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center

Katz is known internationally for his expertise in nutrition, weight management, and chronic disease prevention.

Dr. Michael Roizen

Dr. Michael Roizen

Chief Wellness Officer and Chair of the Wellness Institute at the Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Roizen is the co-founder of the RealAge Institute and the co-author of the bestselling YOU book series.

Emily Luchetti

Emily Luchetti

Executive Pastry Chef and cookbook author

Emily Luchetti, the executive pastry chef at Waterbar and Farallon Restaurants in San Francisco, is recognized around the world for her award-winning sweet creations.

Jenny Shea Rawn

Jenny Shea Rawn

Registered Dietician

Jenny Shea Rawn MS, MPH, RD is a leading health, food and nutrition communications consultant and Registered Dietitian who loves to inspire others to live and eat simply, flavorfully and healthfully.

Kenneth Wysocki

Kenneth Wysocki

Family Nurse Practitioner

As a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1995, Kenneth has worked locally and internationally in graduate nursing education, genome research, clinical practice (in family practice) and curriculum development.

Mike Isabella

Mike Isabella

Chef/Owner and former Bravo Top Chef contestant

Mike Isabella is the Chef/Owner of Graffiato, which opened in June 2011 in the Chinatown neighborhood of Washington, DC.

Mollie Katzen

Mollie Katzen

Chef and Author

Renowned cookbook author and James Beard Award Hall of Fame Inductee. Find out more about Mollie's smart recipes, kitchen tips and grocery shopping ideas.

Randall Selland

Randall Selland

Chef and Restaurant Owner

Randall Selland has been cooking up California's most sought-after meals for more than 18 years.

Sarah Copeland

Sarah Copeland

Food expert and author

Sarah Copeland is a New York City-based food expert, writer, urban gardener and curator of good living.

Dr. Wendy Bazilian

Wendy Bazilian

Registered Dietitian and an American College of Sports Medicine-certified Health and Fitness Specialist

Dr. Wendy Bazilian brings experience in nutrition science, public health and counseling to her work.