Vahista Ussery, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and chef, is the co-founder of To Taste and a member of Chef Cyndie’s K12 Culinary Team. She has a BS in Coordinated Program in Dietetics from Texas Christian University, a MS in Food Systems Administration and MBA from Texas Woman’s University, and a Certificate of Culinary Arts from the Culinary School of Fort Worth. She has run her own catering business, in addition to serving as Menu Planner for Dallas ISD, Dietitian/Supervisor and Chef for Hurst Euless Bedford ISD, and Child Nutrition Consultant for Education Service Center Region 11. Vahista resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband, baby boy, and kale eating chocolate lab mix.
To Taste is a culinary nutrition consulting and education company. To Taste believes the best way to gain control of your health is through cooking. When you cook, you decide what goes into your body. To Taste works with companies and organizations to teach their employees, clientele, or the public how to cook with nutrition at the foundation. School foodservice, teaching kids to cook, and working with community organizations are the focus!
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Farro Spring SaladThe Farro Spring Salad features my favorite spring vegetable, asparagus! The Broccoli recipe was developed for North Carolina’s Farm to School program as part of Chef Cyndie’s K12 Culinary Team. I like introducing schools to a different way of preparing broccoli; roasting rather than steaming!