Meet our team of nutritionists and chefs.
Katerina Mardar, CNP
Certified Nutritional Practitioner
Growing up in Moldova, Katerina spent her childhood at open air markets with her grandma where she learned to pick fresh and local ingredients. Being in Vancouver for the past 12 years has not changed this passion.
She believes that fresh, real food creates the most delicious dishes that has people talking about it for years! Her secret ingredient to all her recipes is LOVE.
Working in the hospitality industry for over a decade, Katerina followed her dream to become a Holistic Nutritionist and helps her clients feel their best with wholesome and tasty meals.
Kristen McDermid, CNP
Certified Nutritional Practitioner
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.
Alicia Yip, RHN
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
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!
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.
Food and creativity have always sparked my curiosity. Raised by Palestinian parents in the tropical setting of Central America, I was exposed to various cuisines and cooking styles. Whether it was helping mom out cook her recipes or growing fruits in our backyard, food has always intrigued me.
After getting my degree in Advertising, I felt that I didn’t belong in that world and thus decided to pursue my passion for food. This led me to The Art Institute in Vancouver where I graduated in 2011, and have made the city home since then.
Through the years, I’ve learned simplicity and quality ingredients are what make superb food so naturally, this concept became an integral part of my cuisine.
With simple techniques and imagination, I want you to enjoy a healthy lifestyle without sacrificing taste and flavor. The feeling of bringing beautiful food to people and hearing their comments about their experience is the most rewarding aspect of food.
Allow me to expand your palate with new cuisines and ingredients!
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.
Growing up in Vancouver I’ve often felt spoiled with all of the culinary possibilities that the West Coast has to offer, from local and seasonal ingredients to new and exciting restaurants to explore. My experience with cooking started with a love for fish and seafood. I was very privileged to be able to work for Robert Clark, one founder of the Oceanwise program, who will forever influence how I cook and move about the world with sustainability in mind. I’ve worked in all types of restaurants throughout the city growing my knowledge for the last 20 years, working on flavour and technique and now I would love to focus on health and wellness. Being able to express myself through food is essential in my life as I feed off the joy that it brings to others!
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.
Travis is our resident Jack-of-all-Trades, Master of None. He is quite the enthusiast in all things Nerd and Geek Culture, and Technology and Internet. Also, an avid Photographer and miscellaneous Content Creator. When he’s not diligently delivering delicious delicacies, he is perpetually preparing potently painful puns or demonstrating his astute affinity for absurd alliteration.
Growing up in Saudi Arabia, where cars are the only way to get around, Hesham got familiar with driving at a young age. He got his own car when he was just 14 years old. And at one point, he owned 6 cars.
Hesham is always on the road. Whether he is delivering goods to his clients, on a road trip with his partners in crime, or on the hunt for the best restaurants in the city. There is always a place (or places) to go.
Erika Weissenborn, B.Sc. FNH, CNP
Owner, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
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
Operations Manager & Client Support, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
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 nearly five years and feel very 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
Sales & Account Manager, Certified Nutritional Practitioner
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!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the full job posting and description.