People

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

Kei Hasegawa

Kei Hasegawa

Chef

Beginning his career as a savory cook in Japan, Kei Hasegawa was drawn to the challenge offered by the unfamiliar world of pastry.

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.

Nicholas Ciccone

Nicholas Ciccone

Executive Chef

Nicholas Ciccone began his culinary career at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.

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.

Rebecca Peizer

Rebecca Peizer

Associate Professor of Culinary Arts - The Culinary Institute of America

Chef Peizer has served as Executive Chef, Sous Chef, Private Chef, Kitchen Manager, and Caterer.

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.

Sean Eastwood

Sean Eastwood

Executive Chef

His culinary inspiration began firmly at home where he learned the essentials of farm to table living long before it became fashionable.

Trent Page

Trent Page

Chef de Cuisine and Manager at YouTube Cafe

Trent has traveled the world creating delicious dishes for various types of restaurants.

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.

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