Chef Domenica Catelli
Domenica Catelli has positively influenced the way millions of families eat and prepare food across the United States with her tasty, easy, and healthy approach to cooking. Her claim to fame is getting children to eat rare vegetables like Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard and cauliflower, without hiding the ingredients!
Domenica is the national spokesperson for the Organic Trade Association’s national campaign, “Go Organic! for Earth Day.” She is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News, “Oprah and Friends,” with Dr. Oz on XM radio, and has been featured in Vegetarian Times, Kiwi Magazine, and Oprah.com. She was a featured chef on Fox News in Houston for years on the "Fox Grill," educating viewers with her ingenuity and humor. Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Thandie Newton, and John Travolta have enjoyed her food.
Her first cookbook, “Mom-a-licious: Fresh, Fast, Family Food for the Hot Mama in You! ” published in Fall 2007, was an instant hit across the nation. More than a cookbook, “Mom-a-licious” captures the heart of healthy eating for families and a “stick with it” mentality that leads to less fussy eating for children. Renowned physicians such as pediatrician Dr. Alan Greene, Dr. Sears, Dr. Dean Ornish, and “America’s Favorite Doctor,” Dr. Mehmet Oz sing her praise:
In Mom-a-licious, Domenica provides wonderful solutions to mothers who want to feed their families healthier food and seek delicious recipes that are easy to prepare. Women looking to reduce their waistlines will find plenty of recipes in here that are preservative-free, low in sugar and heart healthy.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, Best-Selling Author and Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Domenica is a member of the chef advisory board of the non-profit organization Common Threads along with other celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver, Paula Deen, and Tyler Florence. Over her career, many exclusive chefs have turned to her expertise when developing recipes. Domenica’s contributions are celebrated in the James Beard award-winning cookbook, Back to the Table, by Art Smith and can be found on products in thousands of grocery stores nationwide.
During her childhood in Sonoma county wine country, her senses were filled with the memories of fresh, seasonal food. She has created unforgettable menus for several restaurants in California from Laguna Beach to the beautiful Mendocino coast, where she served as executive chef of the organic restaurant Raven’s at the Stanford Inn with featured recipes from the estate’s three-acre garden. Now, as a devoted mother she shares her inspiration and skills with families throughout the country. Whether she is teaching children and communities through organizations such as Recipe for Success, or creating easy guides for healthy nutrition and living, Domenica Catelli continues to bring the joys of being momalicious into her own family and into the lives of others.
For more recipes and other food resources, please visit www.bemomalicious.com
Blog Posts by Chef Domenica Catelli
Five Days of DomenicaChef Domenica CatelliDecember 13, 2009
I love December. I love it because it is snowing somewhere, raining somewhere, and inevitably Christmas cookies will be baking somewhere. We gather with family and friends that we may not have seen for awhile. We sit down to holiday meals and celebrate and share.Read full story