Overview

Overview

Culinary Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic combines evidence-based science of food, nutrition, and medicine with the joy and art of cooking developed by our team of physicians, dietitians, and chefs.

Whether you’re trying to lose weight or are newly diagnosed, we offer Culinary Medicine education so you won’t compromise the taste of your meals or your health. The right foods, prepared correctly, can help to improve and/or reverse common chronic diseases. These include diabetes, high blood pressure (hypertension) and obesity.

What to Expect

What to Expect

The Culinary Medicine Consult is a one-on-one appointment with Executive Chef, Jim Perko , CEC, AAC. Chef Perko is a Certified Executive Chef from the Academy of Chefs.

An initial sixty-minute consultation includes a comprehensive evaluation to determine your food preferences, current culinary literacy skills, ability to cook and prepare meals and the scope of your kitchen and family support. Custom dietary recommendations and culinary principles will be recommended based on your dietary restrictions.

Culinary Medicine combines nutrition and cooking knowledge to help you achieve and maintain good health. During the initial 60-minute consultation, we will work with you to create a personalized culinary medicine plan based on:

  • Your food preferences
  • Your current knowledge about recipes and techniques
  • Your ability to cook and prepare meals
  • What is available in your kitchen
  • What family support you have
  • Your dietary restrictions

Our goal is to work with you to create a food and cooking plan that won’t compromise the taste of your meals or your health. We want you to leave with skills you can easily maintain and share with your family.

Insurance Coverage

Insurance Coverage

Culinary Medicine is available as an out-of-pocket expense and is not currently covered by insurance. The initial or first-time appointment is $75 per person. Follow-up visits are recommended for further education and reinforcement of skills, available for $49. Call 216.448.4325 to schedule.

Appointments & Locations

Appointments & Locations

Culinary Medicine appointments are offered at one Cleveland location, call 216.448.4325 to schedule.

  • Lyndhurst Campus
    1950 Richmond Road
    Lyndhurst, OH 44124
  • Virtual Visit - Select patients can now see our providers online using their smartphone or computer.
  • Call 216.448.4325, option 4 to schedule.