Founder of Pretty Healthy Foods
Kelsey Leland is a natural foods chef and holistic nutritionist. Growing up in rural Northern California in a family of farmers, Kelsey has always felt a deep connection to where food comes from, and this connection grew naturally into a passion for cooking.
In 2011, she moved to New York to attend the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts, followed by Bridgeport University’s Human Nutrition master’s program. Since culinary school, Kelsey has been fortunate to cook for a diverse range of clients in New York, Los Angeles and abroad. She is thrilled that her business has now expanded to include likeminded chefs in LA and NYC.
In addition to cooking, Kelsey has a passion for nutrition and wellness—for individual clients through her coaching work, and for the community through education. An avid Yogi, traveler and barre enthusiast, Kelsey is constantly learning and experiencing new joys of healthy living. She lives in Los Angeles with her rescue dogs, Roo and Toast, who have no dietary restrictions.
Freelance Nutritional Private Chef
New York and Los Angeles – 2012-present
Sethi Family, Lahore, Pakistan – Summer 2016
Eat With Eli, health supportive private chef service – 2013-2014
City Harvest, health supportive cooking classes for children – 2013
CakeBites NYC, award-winning vegan & gluten free cake truffle company – 2011-2014
Smorgasburg, Brooklyn’s premier outdoor food market – 2012-2013
Mas Farmhouse, NYC farm-to-table New American restaurant – 2011
Chef's Training Program, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts –2011
UC Santa Barbara - 2009