Tessa Nguyen, RD, LDN, is the founder and principal of Taste Nutrition Consulting. She is an acclaimed professionally trained Chef and Registered Dietitian working with clients internationally. Tessa’s work promotes accessible cooking, cultural inclusion, and diversity advocacy within the food and nutrition industries. Her work has been featured in multiple international publications. She recently moved back to the States after living in South Korea for four years.
As an alumna of Johnson & Wales University and Meredith College, Tessa has extensive knowledge and experience in providing medical nutrition therapy through culinary applications. Her ingenuity as a Dietetic Intern was recognized when she received both Meredith College’s Dietetic Internship Award for Leadership and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Outstanding Dietetics Student Award in 2014. She was also honored with the Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year Award in 2017 by the North Carolina Dietetic Association. Tessa's presentations at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo (FNCE) in 2017, 2019 and 2020 were also notable highlights in her young career.