She got her start in the wellness realm in 2010 when she began to study the connections between nutrition and mind/body health while at university in New York City. During college, she got the opportunity to study food and wine in Italy, which influenced her decision to attend culinary school in the Bay area of California. She later completed her health coaching certifications through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.
In Kristina’s spare time, she is an avid traveler and seeks to learn as much as she can about other cultures. She uses pottery on the wheel as a form of movement meditation and when she can’t get out into rural nature, she contents herself by nurturing her own little urban garden in her Brooklyn apartment.
The Yum Project is a culinary lifestyle brand that seeks to educate and inspire people to make positive, health forward choices that will enhance their happiness and longevity. It is firmly rooted in the values of providing education on health for the self as well as for the collective social and environmental well-being.
1. THE BEST MEAL I’VE EVER EATEN:
Fresh caught seafood in Portugal
2. COMFORT MEAL:
Any Persian dish
3. FAVORITE CUISINE:
4. TOP HEALTH HACK:
Hot and cold therapy with saunas and a plunge
5. WILDEST TRAVEL STORY:
The saga of solo traveling through southeast Asia
6. MY STYLE OF COOKING:
Seasonal farm to table