Teresa is one of Australia’s leading authorities on healthy cooking, and is dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of individuals through the food choices they make and how they cook.
She believes that to be sustainable, a healthy diet must also be a delicious one. Having trained as a chef in the French tradition (5 star hotels), Teresa also studied nutrition at Deakin University and is an internationally accredited fitness trainer with the Fitness Institute of Australia.
She combines her love of food and fitness within her own life and shares her recipes and knowledge with the world via her books, website, TV appearances and countless print and online articles.
The Healthy Chef website receives, on average, over 500K visitors per month with monthly page views of over one million. The Healthy Chef has a combined and active social audience of over 130K.
Teresa is the food expert for Womans Fitness magazine and contributes to Mens Fitness, Womans Health, Mens Health and Australian Doctor. As an established TV celebrity chef, she appears on various cooking segments such as The Living Room, The Today Show, Sunrise and The Morning Show.
The Healthy Chef: Cafe & Products
In 2007 Teresa opened the doors to her Cafe “The Healthy Chef” in Avalon on the Northern beaches of Sydney.
Teresa took a pro-active role in the entire menu development process, from designing the dishes, to writing and testing the recipes, training and communicating with chefs.
“As owner and executive chef, the cafe allowed me to bring my recipes to life, it was a huge success and I loved creating purely delicious healthy meals for my customers that would nourish them and make them feel great”.
The Healthy Chef Cafe was sold in 2012 and the funds were used to produce the Healthy Chef range of products on the market today.
“I wanted to reach more people so I started up my Healthy Chef Functional Food Range of products where everything is made from whole foods, nothing artificial, and now we deliver to anywhere in Australia and across the globe.”
“We pride ourselves on creating the highest quality and purest whole-food products in the world to support optimum health and wellbeing. ”
The Healthy Chef: Products
Teresa is the Founder and Director of The Healthy Chef, a company that creates purely delicious functional foods for optimum health + wellbeing.
“We use natural and organic whole foods and pride ourselves on developing quality products that will inspire a deeper commitment to healthy living. Last year we were the first company to bring Organic Pea Protein and grass fed Native Whey Protein to Australia. This year we were the first to produce a natural occurring Vitamin C and D supplement made from whole foods to the market. Our latest product is a sugar free Naked drinking Chocolate, yet another first for Australia that I’m proud to say has been embraced by our customers.
We believe a change in diet can bring about a change in health”.
The Healthy Chef Consulting
Teresa has consulted and developed recipes and menus for many companies including Kamalaya Health Resort Koh Samui, Blackmores, Australian Fitness Expo, Sunrice, The Australian Government “Go for 2 & 5” WA Health Department, Vitamix Australia and Mindd Foundation.
She takes a pro-active role in the entire menu development process, from designing the dishes, to writing and testing the recipes, training and communicating with chefs.
Owner / Founder The Healthy Chef Pty Ltd ( since 2006 )
Author of five healthy cookbooks
Trade Certificate in Cooking (qualified chef)
Certificate in Nutrition Deakin University.
Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Certificate IV in Hospitality – Food Safety procedures – Restaurant and catering.
Gold Medal Salon Cullinare.
Apprentice of the year for two years running.
Employee of the Month.
Senior First Aid Training.
South West Games Silver medal Road Cycling.
Bronze Medallian Surf Lifesaving.
Events, Expos & Cooking Demos Australia wide
Teresa connects with everybody interested in health and wellbeing. From small and intimate cooking classes and larger workshops, to auditorium events with 300 or more people, her passion for healthy food always shines through and inspires.
Teresa & Books:
Teresa is the author of five healthy cookbooks including Bite Me, The Anti-Ageing Cookbook and Fit Food. Her latest releases, The The 80/20 Diet and 101 Ways to Lose Weight, have both been rated No.1 on iTunes. She is currently producing three new recipe books due for release later this year and early next year.
VITAMIX: Teresa Cutter, The Healthy Chef, has been working with the Vitamix brand now for 3 years.
“Teresa’s passion to share her nutritious knowledge, combined with her simple philosophy to eat sensible healthy meals resonates with the Vitamix users. I have personally had the chance to see Teresa in action. Limitless energy crackles around the room as her enthusiasm to deliver the healthy eating and lifestyle message is absorbed by her audience.
Teresa’s dow to earth style makes the sessions fun and engaging. She demonstrates how easy it is to cook healthy meals. Bringing it all together is the follow up Teresa offers. A weekly healthy recipe that inspires a continued path to health and wellness. I can see why Teresa has so many adoring followers on her weekly recipe site www.thehealthychef.com“
Brand Manager for Vitamix Aleta Wright
KAMALAYA KOH SAMUI:
“We invited Teresa to become Kamalaya’s brand ambassador in Australia in 2011 after she had been a guest at the resort and taken part in one of our wellness programs. We not only discovered a mutual passion for inspiring, healthy cuisine but also a great synergy between our philosophies towards nutrition and optimum wellbeing; and since working together Teresa has been a tremendous support in spreading the word about Kamalaya’s holistic wellness philosophy in the Australian market.
Teresa is bursting with new ideas and great recipes and, as well as being an extremely talented chef, she is also a natural communicator enabling her to share her passion with those around her in an engaging, accessible and fun way. Whether you’re already a health food junkie or just starting out on a new health kick, Teresa’s enthusiasm for healthy cooking is infectious, inspiring and motivating making cooking and eating healthily effortless as well as delicious!”
Sally Martin, Director of Sales & Marketing at Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa, Koh Samui Thailand.
Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
NIVEA “Teresa came on board as a spokesperson for our media launch event of our new NIVEA Visage Pure & Natural skincare range. Teresa performed two cooking demonstrations to our guests, highlighting & bringing to life our product concept in a creative way, was incredibly enthusiastic and on task through the entire event. Her natural passion and knowledge of healthy cooking was contagious and our guests had nothing but praise for Teresa following the event. Teresa was professional and knew how to tie in key messages of the launch within her own presentations which made for a wonderful, effortless and enjoyable event.”
NIVEA Marketing Manager
“It was a natural choice for us to choose Teresa as a spokesperson for our event themed around all things pure and natural. Teresa was professional from day one of the event planning stages and was a true delight to work with. Her natural passion for educating others on healthy cooking was inspirational and she highly engaged our guests which was great to see. We highly recommend Teresa for any corporate opportunities and wouldn’t hesitate to work with her again.”
Maxted Thomas PR
NATURAL HEALTH SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA “Thank you so much for your presentation at our Annual Seminar at North Ryde – you helped make the program the great success that it was. Many of the audience expressed that it was a wonderful day and they learned so much and it was great to meet you. You had the audience fascinated with your skill in making ‘fresh + fast’ recipes and your knowledge of food and nutrition. We have to compliment you on your choice of recipes, Teresa. If the Society had chosen the ‘menu’, we could not have done better. You truly are the (super) Healthy Chef. It is always delightful for us when a presenter has a philosophy identical to our own.”
Natural Health Society of Australia
Hi Teresa I just wanted to say 'thank you' for your wonderful website. I have just started on the path of wellness and have found your site and recipes such a help. They are straightforward and easy to follow and take the myth that this kind of diet is hard to follow. I have been trying to move my children's diet along a healthier path as well, and your recipes have been the most successful, especially the muesli bars / cookies etc as lunch box treats.
Again, THANK YOU
Thanks Teresa I just wanted to say - you have an awesome website! I first graduated from nutrition and now am a doctor with great interest in nutrition/exercise! Because of my busy lifestyle I often pre-pare my meals for 5 days so, there is something healthy to eat in my fridge at all times. This week I prepared everything from this website! So, I have just purchased your book! thanks
Hi Teresa Today I feel an absolute overwhelming feeling to say thank you to you for this website. I only found it the other day but i wish i had found it long ago. Your recipes are beautifully simple and fantastic. I have cooked at least 2 everyday in the last few days and i just love that i can change a thing here and there and adapt them. Im studying nutrition and fitness but i admit with 2 young boys its a struggle. Finding your website has made sure i keep on track and it all comes down to what you eat. Just a thank you from one of the people who think you have done an awesome job helping people :-)
Hi Teresa, I have been inspired to write to you because you have opened up my mind with regard to cooking and baking nutritiously and healthily. I have always eaten really healthy but traditionally quite bland because I just didn't know how to be creative in the kitchen while still maintaining the nutrition and protein I craved. Now with 2 children your recipes have shown me that myself and my wife can be creative in the kitchen, particularly for the children, while maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet.
Thanks Teresa. Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you for your wonderful website. I am an Aussie that has just made the move to London and it seems that this is a very unhealthy city. I sat in a staffroom eating rice crackers with avocado and tomato and I was the "odd one out", not to mention the countless times I have seen people (adults and children) eating crisps and chocolate for breakfast. It is nice to know I have easy access to great information on health and well-being.
Hi Teresa Thanks for your story, your skills and your willingness to share about better health. After an illness that's lasted almost 8 years and culminated in brain surgery several months ago, I'm mad on getting my hands on all the good health I can.
This is a real second chance. Your green smoothies and soups in particular have been a recovery godsend... may you keep going! Looking forward to reading 80/20 tonight!
“We have the power to change the health in our society. We can be part of the solution by choosing better quality ingredients and designing healthier recipes that taste amazing and are good for us.”