Kristy Del Coro, MS, RDN

Kristy Del Coro
Kristy Del Coro 
Title: Registered dietitian and chef
Business: Kristy Del Coro
Location: Portland, Maine
Education: Boston College, New York University, Institute of Culinary Education
Expertise: Culinary Nutrition

  • Over 10 years of experience in culinary nutrition
  • Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
  • Trained chef
  • Began career as an outpatient dietitian at MSKCC
  • Worked as the in-house culinary nutritionist of the Michelin starred restaurant Rouge Tomate in New York City
  • Co-founder of the annual Culinary Nutrition Conference


Kristy worked as the in-house Culinary Nutritionist at the Michelin-starred restaurant Rouge Tomate in New York City as well as its sister company SPE Certified, a nutrition and sustainability consultancy until 2018. In her roles at Rouge Tomate and SPE Certified, Kristy worked with chefs and foodservice operators to help them develop healthier and more sustainable businesses, created staff training programs, spearheaded recipe development projects, and engaged in media and public relations work for both companies.

As a Culinary Nutritionist for the past 10 years, Kristy has taken her expertise to the national stage with features in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appétit, Shape, Self, Fitness, and, among other publications. FSR Magazine selected Kristy as a “40 Under 40 Rising Star” in March 2014. Kristy is the co-author of a continuing education course for Today's Dietitian magazine titled "How Cooking Techniques Affect the Nutritional Qualities of Food."

Kristy also served as an Adjunct Faculty Member at NYU for several years where she developed and taught a culinary course for nutrition students. She has continued her passion for translating nutrition science in the kitchen as the co-founder of an annual Culinary Nutrition Conference, held in partnership with the Institute of Culinary Education.

Currently, Kristy engages in freelance consulting and writing, private culinary nutrition counseling, recreational cooking classes, and continues to be available as a nutrition expert for media outlets. Kristy is also a mom of two young children and is particularly passionate about raising open-minded curious eaters.


Kristy graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor’s degree in 2005 and immediately went on to pursue her license as a Registered Dietitian.

Kristy completed her Dietetic Internship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from New York University (NYU) in 2008, and subsequently pursued a Culinary Arts Degree from the Institute of Culinary Education, where she completed her training in 2010.

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