CHEF KIARA WHACK
ABOUT THE CHEF
Greetings! I’m Kiara, and I am a mother, exercise science and nutrition coach, private chef, counselor, author, cross-fitter, and entrepreneur. I assist people on their journeys to mental health, wellness, wholeness, leading them to ultimate success. My journey began post-undergrad. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, I became depressed due to a severe domestic assault. I began to eat, drink, and smoke my emotions. I didn’t know how I was ever going to become whole again. Since my youth, I have always been in the kitchen; however, it wasn’t until my college days/post graduation that I discovered that I may actually have a gift. I began to post photos of meals I would create, not thinking much of it. People would ask me for recipes and I would be so surprised that people were interested in what I was doing. About a year later, I had gained about 60 pounds and my weight was fluctuating from 177-187 depending on the week. I wasn’t paying any attention to what I was putting in my body. I had hit rock bottom in every sense of the word. Then, one day I looked in the mirror and was so disgusted with what I saw, with the scale in the 180’s. I started going to the gym, but I had no clue what I was doing. But at this time, I also didn’t realize how much emotional weight I was actually carrying. I began to learn how to control my emotions through my daily food intake.