Cara Santamaria

Cara Santamaria

Plant-Based Chef, Nutrition Consultant, Reiki Master

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I am a plant-based chef, nutrition consultant, and Reiki master who helps people heal by balancing both the physical and emotional

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About Me

By working with food and energy, I love being able to help people heal on a number of different levels. After completing my training as a professional chef, I went on to learn the principles of nutrition from both eastern and western perspectives. Using a whole-foods, plant-based approach with an emphasis on Ayurvedic medicine, I not only tailor diet plans but also help in the planning and preparing of delicious meals to help you feel and look your best! I have been trained in the Usui method of Reiki at the master level since 2012, and I have seen that unblocking the emotional channels hel...

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What inspired me to become a wellness professional?

At 18 years old I started searching for ways to feel and look better after years of an unhealthy diet and relationship with food. I read every book related to eastern nutrition and energy work that I could get my hands on. I felt so great after making simple changes that I wanted to study and train for a career where I could help others achieve the same balance and wellness, regardless of how busy or unhealthy they might be. I truly love what I do and my work is my passion.

How my clients describe their first visit?

Our first consultation will be a chance to get to know each other and set goals. I will ask you a number of questions about your current diet, lifestyle, and symptoms, and assess your physical and emotional state from an Ayurvedic perspective. I'm happy to work with clients who are just looking for a chef, or a nutrition consultant, or a Reiki master--or all three!

What I say to someone who has never tried a plant-based diet?

There's no need to sacrifice nutrients or taste when switching to a whole-foods, plant-based diet. Much of what we've learned about nutrition over the years is wrong; and is the leading cause of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. I love to prepare meals and teach people how to eat in order to look and feel their best without giving up their budget or enjoyment.

Location & Appointment Details


  • Appointment: $125-150

  • Accepting new clients

  • By appointment only

  • Home visit available

  • Virtual visit available

  • Sees children & teenagers

Payment Methods

  • Credit Card

  • Venmo

  • Debit Card

  • Cash