Client Experience

Restaurant Dietitian™ and founder Darcie Ellyne have a long and successful track record of providing nutrition programs and consultation for many clients including:

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Nutrition data is an integral part of the fresh and healthy food concept that fueled the growth of some restaurant chains. Others seek to modify their menu items to suit consumer demands for nutrition information and healthy items that still taste delicious. Restaurant Dietitian has provided nutrition analysis and recipe modification services for them and has also implemented gluten free and allergen programs for some of the nation's most progressive restaurant chains.

Hotel and Spa

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Spas are challenged to offer cuisine that complements their health and beauty services. Signature cuisine is a vital part of the spa's brand. Whether the menu consists of traditional French or modern California cuisine, executive chefs want to offer dishes that are as delicous as they are nutritious. Restaurant Dietitian worked with executive chefs to develop new items and modify best sellers to meet the low-fat and low-calorie guidelines for in-house spa program.



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Restaurant Dietitian helped executive chefs bring their fine dining skills to luxury senior condos. We reviewed weekly menus, suggested recipe modifications and assured residents and chefs that the menu satisfied the specific nutrition needs of an aging community while maintaining the quality of a 3-star restaurant. We also conducted onsite community nutrition classes so that residents could appreciate and take advantage of the nutritional benefits the menus provide.

Healthcare Institutions

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For 20 years, Darcie Ellyne has provided counseling, education and foodservice to inspire and empower people to take control of their health by making healthy choices. Working with healthcare providers, she has counseled thousands of patients on all areas of nutrition ranging from diabetes management and allergies to functional foods. In her role as a foodservice manager, she was an early advocate of running a hospital kitchen like a restaurant and was inspiring to the staff as well as the patients. It changed the way people healed.

School Districts

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The healthier meal requirements are a key component of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, championed by the first lady and signed into law by President Obama. Restaurant Dietitian has consulted with districts to approve of menus, develop and implement their Wellness Programs, advised food service committees and created "Notes from the Lunch Posse" nutrition newsletter.

Culinary and
Community Colleges

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Darcie Ellyne has designed and taught numerous college-level courses spanning nutrition and recipe modification for culinary students, personal nutrition and disease management for health majors and principles of food service management for hospitality management students. Gourmet cooks appreciated her hands-on cooking classes where students studied unique foods and culture specific recipes from around the world.


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Restaurant Dietitian has been commissioned to check and revise all nutrition analysis work for cookbooks. We reviewed recipes, standardized the format and analyzed their nutrition content. We even tested recipes when needed.

Grocery Stores

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Grocery store tours and dietitian and chef team cooking classes are just a couple ways Restaurant Dietitian has collaborated with gourmet supermarkets. Their customers love the information and associated tastings and it drives more traffic through the store.

Restaurant Dietitian services have benefited many clients, including:
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