Meet our team of nutritionists and chefs.

Kristen McDermid, CNP

Kristen McDermid, CNP

Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Meet Kirsten

Kristen’s love for eating, experiencing different cultures and the human body has brought her to where she is today. She is an experienced chef who has recently fused her passion for food with her love for nutrition into a career. Using her education of the body and how to properly fuel it along with her knowledge of food preparation from years in kitchens, she strives to help people live their healthiest and happiest lives through delicious food, without over complicating it.

Savannah Hamilton

Savannah Hamilton

Holistic Chef

Meet Savannah

Growing up, my family always connected over food and cooking and baking was a frequent family bonding activity. I come from a family with many chronic health issues and when I started to experience health issues myself I started to look into nutrition & holistic approaches to wellness. This sparked my passion for nutrition and I decided to pursue this by getting my Bachelor of Science in Food, Nutrition & Health from UBC. During this time I also received a Holistic Culinary Certificate from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.

I am so excited to be able to combine my loves of nutrition and cooking to help bring joy to others. Knowing that food can be a source of stress for some, I love to be able to take that off your shoulders and bring people together with fresh, balanced meals that still bring comfort and excitement to meal times.

Allison Dent

Allison Dent

Holistic Chef

Meet Allison

Allison gets inspiration for her meals from other cultures, local and seasonal ingredients, and friends and family who also love food. She enjoys cooking for her family and introducing new foods to her young son.

Amy Mastrofini

Amy Mastrofini

Holistic Chef

Meet Amy

With countless jobs in kitchens and bakeries, from starting my own dessert business, to teaching culinary classes to kids and adults, to developing recipes for magazines, franchises and meal kits – food has played such an integral part in my journey.

As a registered dietician, I understand the importance of food for health. As a fitness and yoga instructor, I know the importance of balance. And as a victim of chronic gut-issues, I know the integral role food plays not only in our body but on our mind and well-being.

I love sharing my passion with clients, working with them to develop meals specific to their preferences, offering the opportunity to explore new cuisines/cultures through food, and showing them that food can be nourishing, as well as exciting, flavourful and healthy.

Hal Bailey

Hal Bailey

Holistic Chef

Meet Hal

Hal has a wealth of experience cooking in professional kitchens across Europe. His highlights include leading a busy piste-side restaurant in the French alps, working in the various restaurants of the 5-star hotel The Ned London, and cooking in Michelin Guide recommended tapas restaurant Pizzaro, London.

He loves to cook vibrant and healthy dishes taking inspiration from cuisines around the world

Kayan Hamadeh

Kayan Hamadeh

Holistic Chef

Meet Kayan

I grew up in a Lebanese household where food was a huge part of the culture – I remember sitting at the dinner table with my family or going to restaurants and spending hours socializing over a beautiful meal. Eventually, my mother opened her own restaurant where I developed my love affair with food, spending many years of my life learning how to cook and develop delicious, nourishing recipes.

Although I always loved to cook for others, I went through my own personal tumultuous journey with food, which led to my interest in nutrition. I began learning what was right for my body, experimenting and cooking for various diets like vegan, gluten free, pescatarian etc. and ultimately healed my relationship with food.

All of my life experiences have led me to this point in my career, and I am so honored to be able to cook for others for a living! There is nothing that brings me more joy than getting creative in the kitchen and cooking healthy, delicious, food that doesn’t only nourish your body, but nourishes your soul.

Sam Terretta

Sam Terretta

Holistic Chef

Meet Sam

From my earliest memories baking cakes with my grandma on the Isle of Wight in Southern England, to really developing my love for holistic cooking in a vegetarian household with my mum, food was a very integral part of my upbringing. I followed my passion to culinary college in the bustling British seaside town of Worthing, and from there, I went on to own and manage the café I first started cooking in during my high school years. Before moving to Vancouver 3 years ago I was executive chef of two of the busiest restaurants in the beautiful seaside town of Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, and was nominated for Bay of Plenty Chef of the Year. That is also where I met my beautiful Canadian fiancée who led me to the amazing city of Vancouver where my son was born 2 years ago. My passions are my family, following Manchester United, and cooking delicious food in
a holistic and sustainable manner.

Gabi Fertonani

Gabi Fertonani

Holistic Chef

Meet Gabi

Growing up in Brazil has deeply influenced who I am, both personally and professionally. My parents are amazing cooks, and I’ve been cooking with them since I was young. Living on a farm meant a simple, nurturing lifestyle with good food, good people, and lots of time outdoors.

While my formal education in culinary arts provided me with cooking techniques, it was in the fields and urban farms where I truly honed my understanding of food and flavours. Surrounded by the earthy aromas and the gentle rhythms of nature, I cultivated a profound appreciation for fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

For me, cooking isn’t just a passion—it’s a celebration of nature’s bounty. I find immense joy in tending to the soil, nurturing my family and friends with homegrown produce, and crafting dishes that allow the pure essence of natural flavours and textures to shine. It’s a journey I embark on with lots of enthusiasm, letting Mother Nature’s spark shine though my cooking.

Yasaman Khosronia

Yasaman Khosronia

Holistic Chef

Meet Yasaman

I have always been curious and adventurous in the kitchen, with a special interest in exploring different cuisines and cultures through their culinary traditions. I’m excited to be combining my passion for cooking with my desire to help others as a holistic chef here at FIYF!

Jerry Chang

Jerry Chang

Delivery Driver

Meet Jerry

Jerry is from Taiwan, has lived in five countries, and now resides in Vancouver. His favourite meals are Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian and Northern Chinese food. The best meals he’s had have been from various street vendors around the world in the night markets, Bazaars or simple street corners.

Pedro Hernandez

Pedro Hernandez

Delivery Driver

Meet Pedro

I am Pedro Hernández Romero, 39 years old, born in Irapuato, Gto. Mexico. I am married with two daughters and I really like sports, especially basketball, American football and snowboarding. I am a super fan of Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson.

I love being with my family, reading and enjoying life!

Eli Martinez

Eli Martinez

Kitchen Helper

Meet Eli

My name is Elisa Martinez, I am a student of a degree in Human Resources and Organizational Psychologist graduated in Mexico.

I really enjoy being in contact with people and above all being part of such a united and supportive work team. My personal goal is to grow personally and professionally and what better way to do it than with Fresh in your Fridge.

Dilukshi Ambegoda

Dilukshi Ambegoda

Inventory Coordinator

Meet Dilukshi

With a robust background in supply chain management, I am an accomplished professional with extensive expertise across various areas including procurement, demand planning, purchasing, and logistics. My career has encompassed managing both inbound and outbound logistics and overseeing export and import processes. I hold dual MBAs, with a specialization in Supply Chain Management, and I am currently furthering my education with an MBA at University Canada West. My approach not only enhances efficiency but also supports the sustainability and traceability of ingredients from farm to table, aligning with modern culinary values.

Erika Weissenborn, B.Sc. FNH, CNP

Erika Weissenborn, B.Sc. FNH, CNP

Owner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Meet Erika

After studying nutrition at UBC + IHN, and going through my own healthy journey and digestive upsets – I realize there is no one size fits all diet! Each of us is so unique, and we must eat that way as well. Other than that, I believe in putting quality first. If you do that, your food will always taste delicious!

Jillian Robson, CNP

Jillian Robson, CNP

Operations Manager, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Meet Jillian

As someone with a penchant for systems and procedures, as well as an extensive background in administration spanning two decades, I find myself thriving in my role here at Fresh in your Fridge as Operations Manager. I’ve been with FIYF for six years and feel grateful to be part of a company that truly aims to support not only their own team members but also our clients and community! I also have a very healthy appetite and a love of food in general so working around chefs and other nutritionists all day is a bonus!

Lindsey Freiboth, CNP

Lindsey Freiboth, CNP

Sales & Account Manager, Certified Nutritional Practitioner

Meet Lindsey

My passion for health and wellness started when I moved to Canada and began exploring the many different cultures that Vancouver has to offer. It wasn’t long until I came to the realization that what you put into your body is a direct correlation with how you feel. Becoming a Holistic Nutritionist was the very best thing I could do for myself and my future family and I feel so fortunate to be able to share this knowledge with my community!

Alicia Yip, RHN

Alicia Yip, RHN

Chef Support + QA, Registered Holistic Nutritionist

Meet Alicia

Alicia’s passion for cooking and food began at a young age – her mother would even turn on the cooking channel when she was a toddler to calm her down! Throughout her education, Alicia has constantly stayed in touch with food, receiving a degree in Nutritional Sciences at UBC and attending the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition to become a Holistic Nutritionist. She loves that food can bring people together, of all ages and cultures and loves to use simple whole ingredients, letting the fresh flavours speak for themselves. She believes that food is the key ingredient for optimal health and that healthy cooking can be easy, fun, and delicious!

Lea

Lea

Chief Happiness Officer

Join our team!

CALLING HOLISTIC NUTRITIONISTS AND CHEFS

Are you passionate about cooking and creating healthy, delicious and creative meals? Would you like the independence of working with private clients and helping them with their weekly cooking needs? Email us at info@freshinyourfridge.com for the full job posting and description.

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