Paige Vondran, BS, Chef

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Paige Vondran, BS, is the medical chef educator for the Dietary Treatment Program. She supports the Clinical Nutrition Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Ketogenic diet
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Physicians and medical groups all over the world are shifting more towards recommending medical diets and healthier lifestyle choices either in combination or in lieu of medications. However, majority of the time these changes can be very drastic and difficult to comply to; especially in the pediatric population. My role as Medical Chef Educator is to help make these diet changes more feasible for everyday compliance and guide you with recipes that children genuinely enjoying eating.

I am a professionally trained chef with a BS in Culinary Management from the Art Institutes of Philadelphia. At Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, I work with the Department of Clinical Nutrition to provide care for families in an array of medically prescribed diets. I have a specialization in the ketogenic diet(s), which I have over 6 years experience as part of the Dietary Treatment Program of Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders. Other diets that I have developed recipes for include but are not limited to: Renal Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, Oncology Symptom Relief, Bone Health, Blenderized Tube Feeds, and Allergy.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS in Culinary Management - Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Chef Educator

Departments and Services