what's this all about?
My name is Dalia David. I am Food Network Chopped Finalist and Wellness Chef.
I teach people how to look inwards to find their own eating solutions. From cooking thoughtfully for my family at a young age, to becoming one of New York’s most prominent wellness chefs, I’ve combined my innate skills of cooking with helping people understand their relationship with food so they feel confident to design their own gratifying eating habits.
My mission is to help you make better food choices that are personalized for you. We use critical thinking + intentional thought to meet your wants and needs. We have open ended discussions and create custom solutions. All menus are bespoke.
A particular brand of honest eating.
Dalia is a Celebrity Chef, Speaker and DEI Facilitator
Growing up on a pineapple plantation in Southern India where our meals were meant to nourish and sustain, I discovered that what we think about how we eat has a profound impact on how we feel about ourselves. Many of us are caught in guilt-ridden cycles of ceaseless dieting and bad habits that can derail our wellbeing. I create meals that empower you to make good food choices on your own terms.
Unfulfilled in a corporate job, I decided to quit the 9-5 so that I could really make a difference by having deep conversations about what we eat. I studied Plant Nutrition at Cornell University and worked in esteemed NYC kitchens of Jean Georges’ Spice Market, Pure Food & Wine in Gramercy, The James Beard House, and as LinkedIn’s head vegetarian chef out of one of the first ghost kitchens in NYC. I earned my culinary degree from Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC which is now part of ICE (Institute of Culinary Education).
Fast forward almost 10 years later, I founded a company named Honest Eating which is at the crossroads of mental health, wellness, DEI and women empowerment solutions. Honest Eating navigates and contributes to solving for social issues and making an impact while entertaining & engaging with food.