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Domenica Catelli

Domenica Catelli has positively influenced the way millions of families eat and prepare food across the United States with her tasty, easy, and healthy approach to cooking.

Catelli is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News and Oprah and Friends on XM radio, and has been featured in Southern Living magazine, WebMD the Magazine, and Oprah.com. She is the national spokesperson for the Organic Trade Association and has been the brand ambassador and chef spokesperson for several organic, healthy products, including Safeway’s O Organics line. Celebrities and VIPs such as Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, John Travolta, and Nelson Mandela have enjoyed her food. She has helped companies further their goals of education, outreach, and going green, including Safeway, Stonyfield Farms, T-Mobile, and Cooking Light.

Her first cookbook, Mom-a-licious: Fresh, Fast, Family Food for the Hot Mama in You!, garnered the support of renowned pediatrician Alan Greene and “America’s Favorite Doctor,” Mehmet Oz.

Catelli is a member of the chef advisory board of the nonprofit organization Common Threads along with other celebrity chefs including Giada de Laurentis, Jamie Oliver, Paula Deen, and Tyler Florence. Over her career, many chefs have turned to her expertise when developing recipes. Catelli's contributions are celebrated in the James Beard award-winning cookbook Back to the Table by Art Smith and can be found on products in thousands of grocery stores nationwide.

During her childhood in Sonoma County wine country, her senses were filled with the memories of fresh, seasonal food. She has created unforgettable menus for several restaurants in California from Laguna Beach to the beautiful Mendocino coast, where she served as executive chef of the organic restaurant Raven’s at the Stanford Inn with featured recipes from the estate’s three-acre garden. In 2010, Catelli reopened her family restaurant, Catelli's, with her brother, Nicholas, originally opened in 1936 in Geyserville, Calif. Catelli’s features three generations of Catelli family recipes.

Gathering around the table to share a meal is good for body, mind, and soul. You can easily prepare great tasting food at home that sparks deeper family connection at mealtime.

— Domenica Catelli

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