Meet Chef Nina!
Director and Executive Chef
Adventist Health, Vitaliz Café and Culinary Arts
Nina Curtis is the Director and Executive Chef for the Adventist Health, Roseville Vitaliz Café and Culinary Arts department. At the helm of this dynamic culinary division, Chef Curtis continues to be recognized as a leader and trailblazer in the plant-based culinary movement.
As the former Executive Chef at The Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, the acclaimed seven-day fitness and wellness bootcamp and the Chief Nutrition Officer for the Ranch Daily a meal subscription service in Southern California, Nina keeps her finger on the pulse of the wellness and plant-based lifestyle trends.
Nina has been an avid proponent of a plant based lifestyle for the past twenty years. Nina’s food and beverage background over the years includes working with the Marriot Group, Hilton Hotels, Baxters, Manhattan Beach, the El Caballo, Oakland, Pure Food and Wine in New York and the Springs Restaurant and Wine Bar, Los Angeles.
Chef Curtis presents lectures and demonstrations on health, nutrition and whole foods all around the world. She has developed wellness training programs, set up kitchen operations and has worked closely in conjunction with culinary master gardeners to develop seasonal and gorgeous garden-to-table recipes that are essential to having a delicious plant strong culinary experience.
An MBA graduate of Pepperdine University, Curtis was also trained at Living Light Culinary Institute, Trinity School of Natural Health, the Natural Gourmet Culinary Institute and she holds a Plant Based Nutrition certificate from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies, Cornell.
Meet the Vitaliz Team
Comprised of Alexis Ison, Jamie Brister, Ben Zherebnyuk, Brent Daniels, Megan Pena, Ronnie Roberts and Elysse Moore, our team is as diverse and fun as the fruits and veggies we cook with! We share the common goal of providing exceptional customer service, nutritional health education and serving food worth living for!