About the People

Chef Vahista Ussery, MS, MBA, RDN in a pink chef's coat

Chef Vahista Ussery, MS, MBA, RDN

Founder + Culinary Nutrition Expert

Vahista (aka “Chef V”) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Chef. She received her Bachelor of Science in Coordinated Dietetics from Texas Christian University (’06). While attending TCU, she also attended the Culinary School of Fort Worth and received her Culinary Arts Program Diploma (’06). She then went on to receive a Master of Science with a major in Food Systems Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University (’08).

In her 13 years of nutrition experience, she has been a private caterer, a Menu Planner for Dallas ISD, a Dietitian/Supervisor/Chef for HEB ISD, and a Child Nutrition Consultant at Education Service Center Region 11. She and Chef Lindsey founded To Taste in 2015. Chef V is also a member of Chef Cyndie’s K12 Culinary Team. 

She and her husband, Charlie, live in Fort Worth, Texas and have two tofu-loving little boys – Enzo (age 3) and Austin (age 1).

Personal Nutrition Philosophy

Chef V’s nutrition philosophy is all about keeping it simple. She likes how journalist Michael Pollan puts it: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Focus on consuming a variety of whole and natural foods. Load up on fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) and make your plate colorful and tasty! Stay away from fads and look around the world for real life examples of longevity.

Passions

Chef V’s passions include travel, Italy, wine, and feeding and teaching kids about food and nutrition.

Chef Vahista Ussery, MS, MBA, RDN in a pink chef's coat

Chef Vahista Ussery, MS, MBA, RDN

Founder + Culinary Nutrition Expert

Vahista (aka “Chef V”) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Chef. She received her Bachelor of Science in Coordinated Dietetics from Texas Christian University (’06). While attending TCU, she also attended the Culinary School of Fort Worth and received her Culinary Arts Program Diploma (’06). She then went on to receive a Master of Science with a major in Food Systems Administration and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University (’08).

In her 13 years of nutrition experience, she has been a private caterer, a Menu Planner for Dallas ISD, a Dietitian/Supervisor/Chef for HEB ISD, and a Child Nutrition Consultant at Education Service Center Region 11. She and Chef Lindsey founded To Taste in 2015. Chef V is also a member of Chef Cyndie’s K12 Culinary Team. 

She and her husband, Charlie, live in Fort Worth, Texas and have two tofu-loving little boys – Enzo (age 3) and Austin (age 1).

Personal Nutrition Philosophy

Chef V’s nutrition philosophy is all about keeping it simple. She likes how journalist Michael Pollan puts it: “Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.” Focus on consuming a variety of whole and natural foods. Load up on fruits and vegetables (especially vegetables) and make your plate colorful and tasty! Stay away from fads and look around the world for real life examples of longevity.

Passions

Chef V’s passions include travel, Italy, wine, and feeding and teaching kids about food and nutrition.

Meet The Rest of the To Taste Team

About To Taste: Chef Lindsey Schoenfeld, RDN in a pink chef's coat

Chef Lindsey
Schoenfeld, RDN

Founder + Culinary
Nutrition Expert

About To Taste: Lexi Endicott, RD, LD, CCMS in a pink chef's coat

Lexi Endicott,
RD, LD, CCMS

Community Engagement Strategist +
Culinary Nutrition Specialist

About To Taste: Chef Kelsey Anderson profile image

Chef Kelsey Anderson
RD, LD, CNSC, RYT-200

Clinical Nutrition
Consultant

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