Rebecca Katz and Dr. Anna O’Malley: Culinary Nutrition

October 04, 2015
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

at Bauman College
1007 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA



The Culinary Nutrition Workshop on October 4th is sold out.
If you wish to be placed on the waiting list, please email your request to Shelia Opperman.


Join Rebecca Katz, founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal, with Dr. Anna O’Malley (Coastal Health Alliance) and Chef Catherine McConkie, (Healing Kitchens Institute core faculty), for an informative, experiential, and enjoyable day learning about taste and flavor!

The workshop begins with a group circle where you will be invited to explore your relationship with a cornucopia of colorful whole foods and your expectations around taste and flavor. Then we will form small groups to prepare recipes from these ingredients and use the “taste and adjust” approach to experience now certain seasonings can be added to make a dish more appealing to a personal pallet. With this bounty of delicious food, we will join together for a buffet lunch and share our experiences.

We look forward to having you join us!

There are 25 openings for the October 4th workshop and we anticipate that it will fill quickly. Cost of the workshop is $85/person. Partial scholarships are available.

If you have any questions, please contact Shelia Opperman, 925.324.3076.


katz sqRebecca Katz, MA, is a nationally recognized expert on the role of food in supporting health for the chronically ill. With an MS in Health and Nutrition Education, Rebecca is founder of the Healing Kitchens Institute and has been a visiting chef and nutrition educator at the Commonweal Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, for more than a decade. Rebecca is the author of the award-winning cookbook, The Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing Big Flavor Recipes for Cancer and Treatment and Beyond as well as One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends. The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the 16 Top Age-busting Power Foods was published in 2013, and her most recent book, The Healthy Mind Cookbook, was released in 2015.


o'malley sqAnna O’Malley, MD, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2005, and completed her residency training at the University of California-San Francisco in 2008. She was certified in Integrative Medicine in 2010 upon completion of the University of Arizona’s Program in Integrative Medicine. Anna is committed to providing a holistic approach to healing and wellness. She is particularly interested in the healing power of food, movement and mind-body medicine. She enjoys working with people on bringing their lives into balance, and exploring meaning.


From the first Culinary Nutrition workshop from April 2015:

“So important to learn how healthy eating can taste amazing.”

“I feel empowered – loved every moment and attention to detail.”

“These kinds of events bring hope that we can positively impact our physiology by YUM!”

“The workshop was encouraging, empowering, equipping, delicious, and delightful fellowship.”