Who We Are


Five Loaves & Two Fish Healthy Teaching Kitchen is an innovative culinary experience that combines health education and nutrition along with hands-on culinary instruction. With the exciting outcome of creating easy, quick, balanced, healthy, budget-friendly nutritious meals that you can have the joy of sharing with family and friends!

This newfound culinary nutrition is associated with chronic disease prevention, treatment and cure. All while, helping participants acquire motivation to help succeed at positive change.

Dr. Mercedes is a pharmacist and trained lifestyle coach with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Diabetes Prevention Program. As a specially trained coach; she will help you learn new skills, keep you motivated and provide encouragement to help you set and meet goals-all while lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and improving your health.

Chef Phil has been fortunate to work for the Caribbean’s premier luxury resort-Sandy Lane. This exposure had further ignited his palate for global cuisine. Along with Dr. Mercedes, his goal is to bring a flavorful, nutritional component to the meals he prepares for everyone to enjoy.

We are certified instructors through Healthy Hands Cooking. Healthy Hands Cooking, established in 2012 is a nation-wide program of more than 400 certified instructors who have successfully taught over 30,000 kids and families each year and who equally share the same mission as us in targeting the increasing rates of obesity and related illnesses through the preparation of easy, affordable nutritious meals.

In addition, we offer self-care topics including mindfulness, physical activity and behavioral health coaching.

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