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.
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 as 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. Tessa is proudly multi-ethnic and serves on the Board of Directors for Diversify Dietetics, a non-profit organization aimed at increasing the racial and ethnic diversity in the field of nutrition by empowering nutrition leaders of color.