Culinary Medicine Interest Group


The Culinary Interest Group aims to empower students to make smart choices about their diet through education in the culinary arts. Students will become authorities on healthy cooking through hands-on instruction, which will encourage them to prescribe food as medicine and effectively teach their patients to treat food as a measure to prevent chronic diseases.

Current Interest Group Leaders, Class of 2022: 


                                        Julie Tran                                                       Tyler Bien

Faculty Mentor:

                                                        Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH
                                Director, Prevention, Public Health and Health Promotion 
                    Assistant Professor of Family, Community and Preventive Medicine

Upcoming Events/Goals:
1) Expansion on the existing Wellness Market: cooking demos, competitions, monthly market themes
2) Diabetes Intervention Program at the Wesley Clinic
3) Campus Teaching Kitchen
4) Lunch Talks/Guest Speakers

...stay tuned!

Past Events: 


Culinary Medicine Interest Group was founded in March 2017. 

Previous Interest Group Leaders:
Class of 2021:
Gurman Dhaliwal,
Manroop Kaur,
Cornel Popescu, 
Class of 2020:
Sarah Javaherifar,
Sarah Loh,
Daniel Salevitz,

In The News: 

"Culinary Medicine Crafts Healthy Alternatives for Diabetes Patients"
Sarah Javaherifar,
Dec 19, 2017, 10:40 AM