Kate Velasquez transformed her life in the pandemic to become a chef with an expertise in recipes that promote better digestion and gut health after a lucrative career in corporate interior design in New York City. She shares what lit the fire and gave her the strength/tools to connect those proverbial dots and make her dream real!
Kate Velasquez is a lifelong foodie, fitness lover, and chef with an expertise in recipes that promote better digestion and gut health. It all began after having kids, when she felt the need to adjust her eating habits to get back to her pre-baby fitness. Kate read extensively about cooking for weight loss and experimented with different methods until she found a formula that worked. Since then, she’s been developing feel-good and tasty recipes that align with her health goals. And in 2020, Kate took the professional leap of her life, leaving her corporate career of more than a decade in interior design to homeschool her two daughters during the pandemic and enroll in the Health Supportive Culinary Arts program at New York's Institute for Culinary Education. After graduation, she worked for the esteemed NY area chef, Peter Kelly, where she honed her meal prep skills and learned to scale recipes for entertaining. In this episode we learn what it took for Kate to pull the trigger and how she gained the strength/tools to carve out a professional path that matches who she is today!