About the Chef
Gloria Bakst (also known as Chef Gloria B) passionately believes that eating the right foods can help prevent and reverse disease. As a trained personal chef and nutritionist, over the past several decades Chef Gloria B has cooked for, counseled, and supported individuals seeking to improve their health, lose weight, manage special diets or health conditions, and recover from disease or surgery.
Her services can accommodate any special dietary need or health condition, including diabetes, heart disease, dysphagia, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cancer (including those undergoing radiation treatment or chemotherapy), weight management, weight loss, bariatric surgery prevention, or special diets such as non-iodine, gluten-free or wheat-free. She creates delicious and nutritious meals for all diets such as Zone, Atkins, Paleo, Weight Watchers, Dean Ornish, and Pritiken.
Chef Gloria B’s history has been tied to food for decades. Back in the 1980s, through her personal chef service, “Go with Glo,” she catered delicious meals freshly prepared with a focus on individual needs. Her menus ranged from macrobiotic to heart-healthy, with a focus on flavor and freshness. Her current company Chef Gloria B continues to offers her personal chef services, including healthy meal preparation customized to clients’ needs, as well as cooking classes and grocery tours.
From 1997-2004, while working for Abbott Labs, at ZonePerfect Nutrition, Gloria advised more than 100 people daily on the Zone diet and lifestyle. Her weekly “Cooking With Gloria” column on the ZonePerfect website was followed by a quarter million people. Gloria has created hundreds of recipes for health, which have appeared in the Weight Watcher’s Grilling Cookbook, Weight Watchers Meals in Minutes Cookbooks, The Jewish Vegetarian Year Cookbook, and The Healing the Heart Cookbook. These recipes and Gloria’s approach to a balanced lifestyle have been published by McGraw Hill in her book, ZonePerfect Cooking Made Easy. (September 2006)
In addition to her years of practical experience, Gloria holds certifications as a Personal Chef from the American Personal & Private Chef Association, is a ZonePerfect nutritionist, and a Zone Instructor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a member of a variety of culinary organizations and groups focused on health education. Gloria has studied the nutritional needs of many health conditions and offers healthy, balanced and exquisitely tasting meals to help you maintain health and prevent disease.
Chef Gloria B can give you personalized nutrition and wellness guidance tailored to your unique needs through Balanced Nutritional Lifestyles.
Chef Gloria B is ServSafe certified as well as SOMWBA certified. She is a member of:
- Cancer Nutrition Consortium
- Massachusetts Dietetic Association (MDA)
- International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP)
- Integrative Medicine Alliance (IMA)
- American Personal & Private Chef Association
- North Shore Women in Business
- North Shore Business Forum