The School
of Natural Cookery

We strive to raise consciousness about ingredients and teach
enjoyable methods of preparing healthy foods daily.

Mission Statement:

To educate and support students to have the necessary information and understanding to create:

• A road to success for chefs, teachers, writers, food product designers in culinary profession

• Meals that are balanced with the principles of art and design,and energetic nutrition

• Dishes that taste good to them with ingredients at hand

• With ingredients that are as whole as possible

• A relationship with the creative aspect of intuitive cooking

• To provide a platform for a lifetime of eating well

• A profound system for health coaches, doctors, nutritionists, educators and chefs, so that they can expand their business and support their clientele

Intuitive Cooking

History The School of Natural Cookery 1996 -2020

Julianaa Satie – Founder / Director of

The School of Natural Cookery

Julianaa Satie has more than 40 years of experience focused on learning from the healing power of whole, natural, ingredients, in all of the personal and professional aspects of her life. An experienced business owner of a high-quality food store, food truck, private chef service and cooking school, Julianaa also consults for restaurants, institutional food service, and serves as a formulator/team member for companies developing food products.

As a young, professional, choreographer/dancer, a medical intervention re-directed her into a lifestyle of healing using whole food and natural medicine. Inspired to share her inspiration that food is only healing if it is easy to prepare daily, delicious, and as whole as possible; like a piece of choreography, she developed the Language of Intuitive Cooking over 7 years.

Julianaa is devoted to bringing clarification and ease to the often over-complicated topics of cooking, eating, and what to eat. As mother of four, grandmother of five she is devoted to bringing health to the environment through the art of cooking. In addition to studying at at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Macalester College in St.Paul, Julianaa has earned certificates in Quantum Bio-feedback, Transformational Healing, and Living Foods from the Ann Wigmore Institute.

Meet Our Teachers

Kelly Worrell

Kelly Worrell is a graduate of The School of Natural Cookery, a personal chef and father of five beautiful children.  He has over 20 years experience in the corporate information technology industry and provides stability at The School of Natural Cookery for new student enrollment, technology support and creativity.

After experiencing The Natural Cook training, he made the courageous move to change his life and follow his passion to become a personal chef and instructor.  He is the backbone The School of Natural Cookery.

Aside from being a father, personal chef, and teacher, Kelly enjoys singing in local choirs to keep his creative juices flowing.

Sofia Paixão

Sofia is a Portuguese natural chef, recipe developer, heath coach, blogger and mother of four. She inherited from her family the love for cooking, where it has always been a form of socializing and sharing. What inspires her in the kitchen is the ability to transform simple ingredients into delicious meals, using improvisation, good techniques and what nature provides us with.

Sofia started her education in classical cuisine and, after completing several cooking courses, she found the one she most identified with, natural cooking. Sofia is a graduate, and now teacher, at “The School of Natural Cookery” and believes that any human being has the innate ability to cook – one only has to awaken it.

After discovering her serious intolerance to gluten, Sofia had to adapt the way she cooked and, in the last ten years, she has developed a deep knowledge base on gluten free cooking which she shares on her website, her book “Sem Gluten com paixão”, lectures, classes and workshops.

Rachel Jesson

Rachel Jesson B.Phys.Ed M.Phil is a certified natural food chef and a teacher at the School of Natural Cookery. She co-directs  The Nutritional Institute, which consists of a powerful and healing team of functional practitioners. She also heads up the cookery module at The Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition, as part of the international certificate course for nutrition and exercise professionals. Additionally, she devises cookery content for the Centre for Nutrition Education and Lifestyle Management (CNELM) nutritional therapy college in the UK. Rachel co-authored the health-based nutrition book Wholesome Nutrition, and regularly contributes to nutrition publications, including Functional Sports Nutrition, Outdoor Enthusiast and Natural Medicine.

As a regular guest on TV series Real Health in her native South Africa, she was interviewed on a broad variety of topics pertaining to food, health, sport, and children’s nutrition. Rachel’s educational achievements include an honours degree in physical education (B.Phys.Ed) and a masters degree in sport science and sport psychology (M.Phil). She is also an NLP practitioner, and has spent the past 20 years immersing herself in the study of whole, traditional and living foods. Rachel is a former South African triathlete and now enjoys some competitive running and CrossFit. She has a contagious and passionate enthusiasm for nourishing foods and optimal health.

Meet Our Graduates