Lizette has been passionate about cooking healthy, delicious food for others and deepening her culinary skills and nutrition knowledge for more than 30 years. She is a professional holistic chef and baker, certified nutrition consultant, culinary nutritionist and 500 RYT yoga instructor. Lizette was one of the lead instructors for the Natural Chef program at Bauman College for 10 years and while there co-authored the Flavors of Health Cookbook with the college’s founder and president, Dr. Ed Bauman. She regularly offers healthy cooking demonstrations and classes to corporations, organizations and private groups. Most notably she has developed a series of plant-rich cooking demos and classes for the Physicians Wellness program at Kaiser Permanente’s Diablo Valley locations. Her cooking classes focus on traditional farm-to-table and international cuisine with an emphasis on bringing mindfulness and joy in the kitchen, understanding the healing qualities of SOUL (seasonal, organic, unrefined, local) food flavors, mastering anti-inflammatory cooking methods and gluten-free and grain-free (paleo) baking techniques. When not in the kitchen, Lizette teaches weekly group and private yoga classes and maintains a nutrition consulting practice.
Geoff is a self-taught chef whose eclectic culinary journey has inspired him to both honor classic dishes and techniques, while also improvising meals to meet “out of the box” requests or accommodate specific dietary needs. In addition to the various endeavors he and Lizette have undertaken with Kitchen Treasures, he is also a certified nutrition consultant at the Health Medicine Center in Walnut Creek, where, since 2005, he has seen clients and worked collaboratively with a diverse group of practitioners under the directorship of Len Saputo, MD. When out of the kitchen, Geoffrey moonlights with his pals of thirty plus years as a musician and composer of ambient music and sound design which have been featured in award winning films and art installations.