Gabrielle Shipta, CC is the Sous Chef for the Cleveland Clinic Centers for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine. Gabrielle graduated from Ohio University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Nutrition. Beginning in high school and throughout her college years, she realized her passion for wellness through working in different retail and food service jobs, and seeing the food choices people were making. Gabby wanted to make an impact in educating others through food and nutrition and improving people’s health.

In December of 2022, she graduated from Cuyahoga Community College with an Associate of Applied Business Degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Culinary Arts. This further schooling enhanced her knowledge and skill level in classical culinary training so that she may serve others better. She is ServSafe certified and obtained her Professional Culinarian Certification. Gabrielle was the 2020 scholarship winner of the Les Dames d’Escoffier Cleveland Chapter, which is a professional organization dedicated to women in the food and beverage field. She is a member of the American Culinary Federation, enjoys keeping up on current culinary and health trends, and values improving her overall culinary literacy and proficiency.

She believes food is medicine and that you should love the foods that love you back! She assists patients and guests during Shared Medical Appointments and special events ensuring they can learn about Culinary Medicine efficiently and joyfully. Gabby is grateful to work in wellness at the Cleveland Clinic every day to improve the lives of others through the art and hospitality of cooking by working with Chef Jim Perko and the Centers for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine physicians in developing technique-driven, evidence-based Culinary Medicine curricula.



  • Ohio University - Athens, OH
    B. S. F. N. S.

Additional Training

  • Cuyahoga Community College - Cleveland, OH
    Associate of Applied Business Degree in Hospitality Management with a concentration of Culinary Arts


  • ServSafe
  • Professional Culinarian/Cook
  • Professional Leadership