Paige Vondran, BS Paige Vondran, BS, is the medical chef educator for the Dietary Treatment Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Areas of Expertise: Ketogenic diet Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Background The ketogenic diet is a high fat diet that can be quite unpleasant, lacking in flavor and texture, and causing a significant amount of compliance issues among children. As the medical chef educator at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), it is my role to create toothsome and simple recipes that both the keto kids and parents love. In 2015, I completed a culinary internship at CHOP under the supervision of the ketogenic dietitians. During my internship, I developed an array of different recipes ranging from carbohydrate-free breads to tofu shirataki spaghetti and meatballs. Although the ketogenic diet was much different than what I was training for in college, I loved the food science perspective that the internship gave me and decided that I wanted to pursue a career in culinary nutrition. Following my internship, I worked part-time in CHOP’s Division of Neurology as their ketogenic research chef, focusing on the development of recipes for the ketogenic diet and other low-carbohydrate diets for epilepsy treatment. After graduating from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with my Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management, I joined CHOP’s Clinical Nutrition Department full time in 2017 as the first medical chef educator. This position includes management of the Ketogenic Diet Teaching Kitchen, development of recipes for epilepsy treatment, office visits with patients, video filming of cooking demonstrations for the website, and private cooking classes for families to increase compliancy with their prescribed diets. I enjoy working as part of the Dietary Treatment Program team to help provide the best quality of life to our patients. We now not only have over 100 delicious recipes for epilepsy treatment, but are in the process of writing a ketogenic cookbook. Education and Training Undergraduate DegreeBS in Culinary Management - Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA Titles and Academic Titles Medical Chef Educator Departments and Services Dietary Treatment ProgramClinical Nutrition Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown above from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. Comments will appear on provider bios only if providers have a minimum number of comments. Comments are shared internally for education purposes to ensure that we are doing our very best for the patients and families for whom we are privileged to care. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.