Christy Mele Hoban – Christy has 15 years of experience in clinical nutrition and nutrition education working in inpatient and outpatient settings in hospitals, long term care facilities, sports teams, private clients, schools and with various community programs. Christy earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences and a master’s degree of nutritional science from the University of Washington. Currently as an independent nutrition consultant she has wide-ranging experience in nutrition counseling and nutrition education. As a registered dietitian concerned about the health of our up and coming generations she is committed to working with our youth. She is also passionate about youth sports nutrition, adult weight control and other nutritional issues. This is all complemented exquisitely by her love of food and cooking instruction. Read More….
Deborah Mele – Deborah is a self-taught cook whose passion for Italian cuisine began over 38 years ago when she married into a large Italian family, overflowing with talented cooks. From that early beginning she thoroughly embraced the traditions of keeping an Italian kitchen, and after moving with her family to Milan, Italy where they resided for nearly a decade, she carefully developed and honed her culinary skills. It was during those years in Italy when Deborah changed; although not Italian by birth, she became a true Italian by heart and palate and learned to thoroughly appreciate the Mediterranean diet. Deborah traveled Europe extensively with her family, savoring all of the varied regional cuisines while developing a sincere appreciation for healthy, well-prepared food. Read More….