The Chef’s Resume

               Melinda Boumans
               Professional Chef and Creative Elimination-Diet Specialist

 EDUCATION    NATURAL GOURMET INSTITUTE, New York, NY, 2011
               ACCET-accredited Chef’s Training Program in Health and Culinary Arts
               Internship: Annisa - Chef Anita Lo, Sous Chef Titus Wang

EXPERIENCE    MIGRAINE, 1998-present
               CHRONIC MIGRAINE, 2005-2011
               Migraine with Aura, Food Triggers
               Elimination diet: tyramine free, peanut free, tree nut free, legume free, sesame free,
               other (red wine, MSG and aspartame)

               CASEIN ALLERGY, EGG ALLERGY, 2010-present
               Elimination diet: dairy free, egg free

               WHEAT ALLERGY, 2012-present
               Elimination diet: gluten free, wheat free

    SKILLS    menu adaptation • sanitation • knife skills • fundamental cooking techniques •
               ingredient proficiency (proteins, produce, grains, herbs and spices) • 
               food quality • health-supportive foods • vegan/vegetarian

 INTERESTS    fermentation • food history • gut brain • microbiomes • molecular gastronomy •
               neurogastronomy • olfaction • traditional foods

     OTHER    COSMETICS INDUSTRY, MANAGEMENT, New York, NY, 2001-2011

               FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, New York, NY, 2006
               Masters in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management

               WILLIAMS COLLEGE, Williamstown, MA, 1994