Welcome to Our World
Amanda Archibald, RD - Founder and Principle
Widely recognized for her trailblazing work as a culinary nutritionist and dietitian, Amanda has a longstanding commitment to redefining food, nutrition and cooking education in ways that make it accessible and meaningful. In addition to founding The Genomic Kitchen, a system of choosing, preparing and understanding food based on culinary genomics, she also created the practice of Culinary Genomics, a term she coined to express the revolutionary merging of nutrigenomics and the culinary arts.
Amanda’s visionary approach and unique perspective is derived from more than two decades of innovation in nutrition science and culinary translation, her on-the-ground interaction with consumers, chefs and health professionals, and her work as a consultant to a variety of leading institutions and brands.
Leveraging her prior career as a published analyst and trends researcher, Amanda has an innate sense of what’s next. Her groundbreaking Field To Plate sustainable food education program, used flavor as a catalyst to unlock people’s natural connection to health-giving foods. Her edible ideation events and other original programs have enlivened the palates and minds of numerous civic, educational, health and culinary institutions, expanding the pleasures—and understanding—of food as medicine. Her signature “food maps” visually connect flavors and nutrients to further the understanding of different ingredients and have opened the door to good health for countless individuals. They continue to serve as essential educational tools, including for The Genomic Kitchen.
Her work in Culinary Genomics, unveiled in 2015, has created a cutting edge frontier that unites the fields of Genomic Medicine with the Culinary Arts. Through this work, Amanda is placing food, chefs and the kitchen at the epicenter of healing and igniting a new nutrition conversation for the world.
Amanda has extensive training in nutrition biochemistry, nutrigenomics and functional nutrition. Along with running the day to day business of The Genomic Kitchen, she provides genomic test interpretation, nutrigenomic and culinary guidance for clients, clinicians and the team at The Genomic Kitchen. Amanda has taught extensively at clinical, health and industry conferences in the USA, Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.