Your Health, Wellness & Culinary Coach

Chef Marie

I, Chef Marie, am a native of Paris, France where I grew up around gourmet foods and wines. My interest in health and wellness started at a very young age. In my teens, I was a National and European Table Tennis Champion and quickly realized the importance of a healthy lifestyle in order to optimize my performance.

To this day, I recognize the crucial roles that coaches played in my sport accomplishments, but also in the way I ended up living my life. They also inspired my coaching career which I embraced early on starting with private and group coaching of my sport.

I also treasures the culinary training and work experiences I obtained from International Chefs, Restaurants, Schools where I taught and even the various Culinary Consultants who contributed to my growth in this wonderful industry.  I am thankful to all of this, the clients who enjoyed my coaching, cooking classes, the companies I was able to work with, but also to the amazing great reviews I received on my work and books. 

My life mission has always been to make a difference in the life of others and promote healthy living which I am proud to have done for more than 30 years. From the Health, Wellness, Culinary and Sports Industries to the Scientific and Medical Communities, I have designed and incremented numerous educational tools to optimize performance and well-being of many. Though promoting healthy eating is still a passion of mine, I now concentrate on coaching businesses and helping people to reach their personal goals. I invite you to check my coaching website at

Restaurants and Catering from Brand Development, General Operation, Menu, Recipes to Marketing Strategies for Optimum Performance.
Private/Personal Chefs from Business Development to Growth Coaching.
Healthy Food Products: Development, Nutrition, Promotion, Demonstration to Launching Event.

Health, Wellness, Personal Development, Carrier Plan and Overcoming Painful Experience.
Visualization, Meditation and Sport Hypnosis to promote: Awareness, Problem Solving, Empowerment, Focus, Stress and Pain Relief, Better Sleep and so much more...

Ecole Du Vin De France (2015) - Viticulture and Oenology
Certified WSET-Level 2 Wines and Spirits
Nesta - Spencer Institute (2006-2016)
Certified Fitness, Nutrition & Sports Dietetics
Certified Sports Hypnotist
Certified Online Wellness Coach
NLP Training
Master Health & Wellness Coach Certification (Course completed, preparing for test)

Wilton School - World Pastry Forum (1995)
Certified Level I, II, III Wilton Cake Decorating School
World Pastry Forum Certificate

Century Business College (1993-1994)
Culinary Arts Certificate
Food & Beverage Management Certificate
Bartender Certificate
Pastry Certificate

Van Den Meer University & US Professional Registry (1991-1993)
Certified Tennis Instructor and Coach

French Federation & US Table Tennis Association
Certified US State Coach (1993)
Certified Sports Instructor & Educator (1974)
Certified French Regional & State Coach (1972-1974)

Other Certifications obtained:
Birmingham University - Basics of the Brain (2016)
Monash University - Mindfulness for Well-Being and Peak Performance (2016)
Monash University - Food as Medicine (2016)

Peak Potentials - Train The Trainer Certificate (2009)
Exercise & Nutrition Works - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Certificate (2008)
Professional Food Manager Certificate (2003)
CYSA - Youth Soccer Coach (1996)

Meditation practitioner and instructor for more than 40 years

St. Vincent de Paul, Mercy House, CareMore Medical Health Care Group, local chapters of Diabetic Association/Heart Association/Multiple Sclerosis, Dr. Spencer Ellis, Spencer Institute, Dr. Apostolos Pappas, Dr. Stuart Fisher, R.D. Lucho Crisalle, James Villepigue, Hugo Rivera, D. Dunn (Football Pro), McDermott-Will & Emery Law Office, Prudential California Realty, MLC Solutions, iiChef International Association, Uncle Ben, French Gourmet, Paris Bistro, Century Business College, France Organics, Girl Scouts of America, Allstate, Community Senior Services, Inc., OC Kid Healthy, Cooking Up Change, Premium Gold Flax Products, LMDT French Organic Products, Crispa Crepes, OC Schools and many individuals...
Training and Business System for promoting healthy eating and cooking - Certified thousands of Fitness Trainers, Chefs, High School/College Teachers, Life/Wellness Coaches, Dietitians, Nurses, Health Experts and Culinarians.
Food and Wine Demystified - Chef Marie Personal Guide

Cooking Well: Mediterranean
Cooking Well: Multiple Sclerosis
Cooking Well: Wheat Allergies
Cooking Well: Thyroid Health
Cooking Well: Fibromyalgia
Cooking Well: Osteoporosis
Cooking Well: Prostate Health
Cooking Well: Garlic

The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Men with Sculpt 21 Diet Plan
The Body Sculpting Bible Express for Women with Sculpt 21 Diet Plan
The Park Avenue Plan for Weight Loss
The Saint-Tropez Diet
The Code: A Personal Life Coaching Success Blueprint.

OC Metro
Westways Magazine
Uptown San Diego District Magazine
OC Flair
North Orange County Magazine
New York Post
New York Daily News
Life & Style Magazine
Women’s Health
Health News Digest
Fox News
Dr. Stuart Fisher Radio Show
San Diego French Radio 

Get Fit Now (2007-2017)
ACF-OECA (2010-2013)
KID HEALTHY - CUC (2012-2014)
Les Dames d'Escoffier - LA/OC Chapter (2015)
iiChef World Healthy Eating Organization (2010-2017) - Emeritus France

Joined IFWTWA - International Food, Wine, Travel Writers Association (2016 to present)

2017 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2016 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2015 Spectrum Award for Excellence in Customer Service - City Beat News
2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Volunteer Recognition Awards - Kid Healthy OC
2011, 2012 & 2013 Outstanding Service Awards - ACF OC/LA Chapter

For more information, please go to my Contact Page
Marie-Annick Courtier
Phone: 949- 246-7781