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THE HEALTHY CHEF

OUR STORY

The Healthy Chef is a leading Australian nutrition and supplement brand founded by Paul and Teresa Cutter, reflecting their belief in quality wholefood-based nutrition being essential for optimum health and wellbeing.  Our philosophy of “Health by Nutrition” defines the development of our products and the content we create. Good nutrition is not only the road to maintaining our basic health and wellbeing, but also the key to maximizing our physical and mental performance.

The Healthy Chef product range consists of premium quality nutritional supplements such as wild and sustainable marine collagen, protein powders, superfoods, wholefood vitamins, magnesium, healthy snacks, functional beverages, award-winning cookbooks, and #1 rated Healthy Chef Recipe App. 

The company was founded in 2005 as a Healthy Café concept in Avalon Beach, Sydney, creating nourishing food for health and wellbeing. Based on its success and the search for wellness, The Healthy Chef evolved into a wholefood nutrition company and is now one of Australia’s premium e-commerce nutrition brands, inspiring people of all ages and genders to reach their optimal health potential every single day. 

The Healthy Chef product range provides health and wellness solutions focusing on:

GUT HEALTH
WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
IMMUNE HEALTH
BEAUTY
STRESS MANAGEMENT
FITNESS
GENERAL WELLBEING

We source the finest and purest wholefood ingredients from around the world to make all our blends here in Australia. We take great pride in all our products being free from sugars, gluten, fillers, gums or artificial flavours and sweeteners. The company is 100% Australian owned and operated by Paul & Teresa Cutter, and has grown to also include the talented team at our Sydney HQ. 

WHAT SETS US APART:

1) High-quality ingredients and nothing else

We are committed to only sourcing the best wholefood ingredients that deliver the maximum health impact. Our products have become well-known for being completely free of any nasties or cheap bulk fillers that could have a negative effect on your health, unlike so many others on the market. You can trust The Healthy Chef to deliver supplement products that will have you feeling great in no time at all. 

2) Always purely delicious
We want to bring the joy back into healthy living and make sure all our products are blends that are great tasting. When your health regime is as delicious as it is nutritiously beneficial, you’re more likely to commit to better habits in the long term. The Healthy Chef team don’t believe in just ticking the boxes when it comes to health, it’s equally important to formulate all our blends to have the best taste possible.

3) Simple and easy
We understand people face real challenges on a daily basis that stop them achieving their health goals. Whether it’s one of our recipes, our app or one of our wholefood blends, all The Healthy Chef products are designed to easily be integrated into your life without any fuss or effort. It’s our mission to make the world a healthier place and we’ll always strive to provide straight-forward solutions that can be implemented for the whole family.

We are passionate about health and wellbeing. We love food, and our aim is to inspire, nourish, and delight.

- Teresa Cutter

THE HEALTHY CHEF JOURNEY

A TIMELINE

See below to read more about the journey of The Healthy Chef and what led Founder, Teresa Cutter, to create the company it is today.

  • 1968

    Teresa was born in the small country town of Bunbury, in Western Australia.

  • 1971

    Teresa first learns to cook with her Polish grandparents: Ciocia and Wujek. They came from Poland after the war to set up a new life in Western Australia.

    Ciocia’s food was simple, delicious, and nourishing and that no-fuss style of cooking that has formed the foundation to the recipes and products that Teresa creates.

  • 1978

    At the age of 10, Teresa was inspired by USA aerobics guru, Richard Simmons, who had a weekly TV show that focused on FOOD - NUTRITION – MIND. 

  • 1989

    Teresa starts her chef's apprenticeship at 5-star Lord Forrest Hotel in Bunbury, WA, under the guidance of renowned executive chef, Neal Jackson. She worked in the fine dining section emulating the style of nouvelle cuisine: an approach to cooking in French cuisine characterised by lighter, more delicate healthier dishes with an emphasis on presentation.

  • 1990

    Teresa marries her husband, Paul, and moves to Perth to work alongside executive chefs: Chris Taylor and Bert Lozy at Alan Bond's Obervation City 5-star resort hotel. The hard work pays off and Teresa wins Apprentice of the Year several times, as well as a gold medal in the prestigious cooking competition, Salon Culinaire.

  • 1992

    Teresa starts weight training, competes in several fitness figure competitions and wins a silver medal at the Australian Fitness Figure Championships.

  • 1996

    Teresa starts writing a regular newspaper column in the Sunday Times as The Healthy Chef and a column for Men's Health Magazine.

    The list grows quickly, and she starts to contribute to:

    SUNDAY TIMES (WA)
    DAILY TELEGRAPH + SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
    BODY + SOUL
    TIME MAGAZINE
    SUNDAY LIFE MAGAZINE
    WOMEN’S HEALTH
    MEN’S HEALTH
    CLEAN EATING MAGAZINE
    HOUSE + GARDEN MAGAZINE
    WOMENS FITNESS
    MEN’S FITNESS
    ULTRA FIT MAGAZINE
    MEN’S STYLE MAGAZINE
    GOOD FOOD MAGAZINE
    WOMENS DAY MAGAZINE
    AUSTRALIAN FITNESS MAGAZINE
    AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR MAGAZINE

  • 1996

    Teresa launches Healthy Chef Catering + Food, focusing on healthy and delicious food for film and TV crews. She also freelances as a food stylist and recipe developer for major brands, including WA Health Department.

    Chosen to compete in Gladiators as a contestant and started traditional Muay Thai kickboxing.

  • 2001

    Made the BIG Move from Perth to Sydney, and started studying Nutrition at Deakin University.

  • 2002

    Teresa publishes the first 3 cookbooks with New Holland Publishers:

    Bite Me, The anti-ageing Cookbook, Fit Food.

  • 2004

    Starts submission wrestling for self-defence and fitness.
    After 18 stitches and a dislocated shoulder, becomes a kickboxing instructor and a personal trainer.

  • 2005

    After a successful "Get on Track" TV wellness series with Ray Martin on A Current Affair, Teresa becomes a regular guest on Channel Nine's Today Breakfast Show.

    Followed by various TV appearances for:

    THE BIGGEST LOSER
    SUNRISE
    THE MORNING SHOW
    STUDIO 10
    NEWCASTLE TV
    A CURRENT AFFAIR
    THE TODAY SHOW

  • 2005

    The Healthy Chef trademark is registered.

    Murdoch Books publish Teresa's 4th health-related book: The 80/20 Diet, voted by the UK Times as the best healthy cookbook book for busy mums.

  • 2006

    The Healthy Chef Café is launched in Avalon Beach, Sydney: a mainstream wellness café concept with delicious food.

    As Founder and Executive Chef, Teresa designed all the recipes for the café,catering for the mainstream health-conscious consumer who loves good food and has made the conscious decision to maximise their health and well-being.

    The café becomes a popular destination for locals & celebrities such as Elle McPherson, Megan Gale and Kelly Slater.

  • 2010

    Healthy Chef wins best muesli at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show for The Healthy Chef Crunchy Granola (you can find the recipe in The Healthy Chef - Purely Delicious cookbook!).

    Teresa becomes the Australian Ambassador for Kamalaya Health Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.

  • 2011

    thehealthychef.com website goes live, inspiring people to cook easy, healthy recipes at home.

  • 2012

    The Healthy Chef supplement range is launched beginning the journey into functional foods.

    Healthy Chef are the first to bring Organic Pea Protein ad Pure Native WPI into the Australian market - two superior protein powders, each with their unique points of difference.

  • 2013

    We released Organic Superfood: a delicious berry tasting blend of 10 organic fruits + vegetables that have been freeze-dried and cold-pressed to retain as many nutrients as possible. Antioxidant-rich and a great source of prebiotics.

  • 2014

    Brought out Naked Chocolat - Australia's first sugar-free drinking chocolate, free from artificial sweeteners, milk powders and additives, 100% pure and natural.

  • 2014

    The Healthy Chef partners with InterContinental Hotels Group menu for recipe development.

    Working with 68 Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Teresa designed 60 healthy recipes. A great opportunity to be able to support guests and help them to stay healthy, productive, and energized while traveling and working overseas.

    Teresa becomes the first female chef to be part of the IHG Culinary Panel.

  • 2014

    Our Blender Bottle becomes available, perfect for easily mixing protein when you're on-the-go.

  • 2014

    We released Immune Support, which delivers a plethora of nutritional goodness to naturally boost your immune defences. Featuring more than 10x the RDI of vitamin D, a full day's recommended serve of vitamin D + zinc, as well as echinacea, rosehip and turmeric.

  • 2015

    The Healthy Chef self-published the cookbook: The Healthy Chef - Purely Delicious, the coffee table cookbook Teresa had always wanted to do. The book wins the Independent Publisher Awards, based in New York City.

    Teresa also publishes her book, Perfect Digestive Health, which was a self-help book based on her own journey to restore healthy gut function.

  • 2015

    Our Everyday Greens blend becomes available featuring a low FODMAP blend of 4 greens with 3 low-sugar fruits. It also features 4 strains of probiotics and the amino acid L-glutamine to assist with gut health. All with a refreshingly subtle pineapple taste!

  • 2015

    Our ceremonial grade Matcha Tea is released alongside our whisk + scoop set, to give you the tools to make an authentic Matcha at home.

  • 2016

    We released our Tea + Tisane Range. Featuring 6 great-tasting blends, all are handcrafted in Australia with natural, organic ingredients. Each tin contains 40 biodegradeable tea bags that are microplastic-free.

  • 2017

    We worked hard on the best tasting Turmeric Latte blend we coud create, and released this delicious product in 2017, featuring notes of vanilla + cinnamon.

  • 2017

    The Healthy Chef published the Healthy Baking cookbook: a passion project that becomes a winner of the Independent Publisher Awards and best-selling cookbook.

    The Healthy Chef recipe app is launched on iTunes with 200+ recipes. The app is rated #1 in the iTunes Food & Drink category.

  • 2017

    Our luxurious + durable aprons are released: the must-have accessory for any serious home cook!

  • 2018

    We released Chai Latte: a soothing, sugar-free, and caffeine-free blend of pure rooibos tea extract and nourishing aromatics such as vanilla, cinnamon, + ginger.

  • 2018

    The Healthy Chef launches the first Wild Marine Collagen available in the Australian Market, followed by Beauty Collagen and Gut Collagen.

    Designed for supporting healthy joints, bones, skin, and supporting digestive health.

  • 2019

    The Healthy Chef publish Earth to Table: a vegetarian cookbook. The launch event is attended by 250 media and guests.

    Earth To Table is a winner for the Australia in the Gourmand World Awards for best health & nutrition plant-based cookbook.

  • 2019

    We formulated our Body Shaping Shake as an easy meal replacement shake that was plant-based, high in protein + fortified with essential vitamins + minerals.

  • 2020

    We released Beauty Collagen, which features our much loved Marine Collagen base for its well known skin benefits, but with the added goodness of vitamin C, B5 + zinc to help with skin hydration + repair.

  • 2020

    Partnered with Sofitel 5-star luxury hotel. The Healthy Chef integrated health and wellness into all aspects of the guest experience.

    The new offering included an exclusive room package as well as a series of deliciously nourishing drinks incorporating some of the Healthy Chef best-selling products such as Marine Collagen, Matcha Tea and Pure Native WPI.

    Teresa created 2 signature smoothies for Sofitel Darling Harbour guests; The Up + Go Coffee Shake, and Everyday Greens Smoothie, designed to provide essential vitamins and protein.

  • 2021

    The range is extended with the introduction of Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) certified products that included Magnesium+ and immune+ oral spray.

    The Healthy Chef app is re-launched as a subscription model with over 900 recipes, videos, fully integrated shopping list and healthy meal programs.

  • 2021

    We formulated our Gut Collagen: a 5-in-1 supplement of nutrients to help restore + maintain gut health. Featuring our Marine Collagen base with the added goodness of probiotics, L-glutamine, magnesium + zinc.

  • 2022

    Teresa and the team are working on the next cookbook release for later in the year.

    The Healthy Chef continues to work on developing new and innovative products that support health and wellbeing.

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