Photograph by Jeremy Dennis

Photograph by Jeremy Dennis

About Me

Tess Palma-Martinez is a private chef, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Offering unique and healthy meals with a focus on whole food, and clean eating. I specialize in wellness retreats, workshops and private dinner parties, as I believe food can be a catalyst for connection- within ourselves and with others.

I love to create a whole dining experience. There is nothing quite like arriving to a beautiful table and sharing nutritious food, especially in a healing environment. Providing nutritious, clean and beautiful food is my passion. I would love to cook for your upcoming retreat, workshop or private dinner.

My love for the kitchen and obsession with cookbooks began long ago- in 2014 I opened a kitchen and garden store named Forage + Sundry, where I offered a collection of artisan made goods. From honeys and jams to porcelain platters and taper candles- everything to throw a perfect dinner party. Featured on Design Sponge and Luxe Interiors Magazine.

Today, I work in kitchens around the world creating dinner parties and feeding guests and employees at workshops and retreats.