Big News! I have officially joined the team at Epicured!

Hey Friends! I am excited to share with you that I have officially joined the team at Epicured, a healthcare company that harnesses the natural restorative power of food to help people eat better, feel better and live better. As the first low FODMAP and gluten-free meal delivery service, Epicured makes handcrafted meals to provide its customers with IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis, SIBO, and Celiac Disease an easy (and delicious) way to achieve better digestive health.

As Epicured’s Vice President of Nutrition and Translational Science, I will work with the culinary team to translate cutting-edge science into evidenced-based menus of fresh, delicious, and well-balanced food. I will also continue to build clinical partnerships across the country, helping the meal service to launch new research programs and promote access to registered dietitians for its subscribers. My initial major contribution to Epicured has been to facilitate partnerships with 2 major US research centers. How cool is that? Currently, Epicured’s food is being utilized in clinical research trials to ensure diet compliance and to advance the research to better understand the effects of FODMAPs in the gut.

Here I am with the world renowned chef, Dani Chavez-Bello. Chef Dani leads the Epicured kitchen, infusing his fine-dining expertise and belief in the healing power of food. Chef Chavez-Bello has cooked in some of the best kitchens in the world, most recently at Bouley, where he also served as executive R&D chef and created the Michelin-starred restaurant’s unique teaching program. Inspired by the mission to make truly healthy food more accessible to everyone, Chef Chavez-Bello joined Epicured in January 2019.

Epicured is partnered and works closely with many of the best doctors and dietitians. Epicured offers a Partners in Health program that provides clinicians educational tools, a complementary sampler box of Epicured food, clinical webinars and much more. Learn more here. They also have a one-of-a-kind partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.

It has always been extremely important to me to work with people that have strong moral principles, share my passion for food and science, as well as know how to have fun! 🙂

Epicured feels like home to me and I can’t wait to see the great things we will do together.

Here are some of my favorites from Epicured!

If you know me, you know I love a good smoothie or smoothie bowl. I just love the flavor and fun pink color of these nourishing dragon fruit smoothies.

Seriously, how gorgeous is this Warm Autumn Salad ?   This hearty salad is made with just the right amount of low FODMAP ingredients and complimented with a delicious mint vinaigrette.

I am also a lover of lettuce wraps. The chicken in these wraps is so flavorful and this entree makes for a light and delicious lunch. Add the fresh lime juice for the extra citrus flavor. Find the Epicured’s Hawker Lettuce wraps here.

And you know, I am a fan of a good energy bite. Epicured’s energy bites are made with uncooked oats, a great source of prebiotics (food for our healthy gut microbes).  Enjoy these energy bites for the flavor and good nutrition while giving your healthy gut microbes some food too!

If you are interested in trying Epicured’s delicious low FODMAP and gluten free food delivered to your doorsteps, click here. But first, take my discount code with you. To receive 20% off your first order use my discount code: KateVIP.

P.S. I will still continue blogging here. It might be a little less frequently but don’t worry I am still here for you!

 

20 replies on “Big News! I have officially joined the team at Epicured!

  • Marilyn

    Congratulations, Kate! Happy for this milestone in your outstanding career helping so many of us understand how to eat better. Enjoy!!!

  • Kate

    Congratulations!! We ordered from Epicured for Thanksgiving and it was AMAZING! We highly recommend it and will be placing another order soon. We’re so excited for you!

  • Deb

    Kate, perfect new job for you! Congrats and good luck. By the way, I live in Michigan; can I join the research program at U of M? Thanks!

  • Esther

    Congratulations Kate ! !
    They are so lucky to have YOU !
    I’m excited for you and look forward to trying Epicure ! !
    All the best ..
    Esther

  • Tina

    That sounds wonderful, congratulations! What a great company! I wish we had something like this in Europe… Sounds like you are the perfect addition to their team!
    On the side, may I point out something in your article: The photo of the Warm Autumn Salad suggests the dish contains 5 Brussels sprouts, which would be 2.5 times the amount that would pass as low FODMAP. I would prefer if Epicured’s photos would reflect the actual composition of the dish and not something unrealistic in order to be more photogenic…

    • katescarlata

      Hi Tina, FODMAP content is truly based on weight vs. the number of items. For instance, berries can be small or very large. The same goes for other veggies. The Brussels sprouts portion range is 38-60 grams to maintain a green to yellow/amber light status. Amber items can be used during the low FODMAP elimination diet–just not at every meal. These Brussels sprouts are very small and cut in half.

  • Laury

    Congratulations Kate. I’ve been watching the ads for the company and am excited that opportunities continue to pop up. I hesitate to get involved in a subscription service though so will continue to give it some thought. Will you still have time to walk your dog in Medfield 🙂

  • Lisa Doran

    They are so lucky to have you! What a wonderful addition you are to the team.

    I hope you will continue to add recipes to your blog. They are some of my favorite ones…hmm, where are those Parmesan meatballs with the mozzarella ball in the middle? That’s what I’m making for supper tonight!

  • Lisa Raphael

    Hi Kate, congratulations and what a perfect job for you!! Epicured is VERY lucky to have you. I wish you the best and look forward to hearing about your new endeavors!
    Lisa R

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