Lisa Samuel is wife, mother, cookbook author, event designer and creative. She hosts (and cooks for) gatherings to bring people together around the table for meaningful conversations and connection. Her cooking is deeply influenced by her childhood in Kentucky, her husband’s Israeli heritage and their travels.
The road to her current career was long. But, the common thread throughout her professional life, from community health strategist, to lifestyle consultant and personal chef, to registered dietitian nutritionist, is her passion for food, community, and the life-changing conversations that come from gathering for a meal.
Early in her professional life, she worked at Good Morning America. She has been a regular guest contributor to Your Morning Saturday on WTOL-TV, and was the host of a local television talk show, Partnerships for Success. At Wright State University Center for Urban and Public Affairs, she became a highly sought-after expert on the design of healthy communities. In 2010, she went back to school to become a registered dietitian nutritionist. With her business partner, she launched a nutrition marketing and consulting company, providing social media strategy and management, spokesperson and media outreach, recipe development, public speaking, and workshops.
She holds a degree in biology from Columbia University, an MBA in marketing from Wright State University, and certification as a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) from Bastyr University.
She resides in beautiful northwest Washington with her husband, Elie, and young son, Theo.