Trained at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in LA, award-winning Chef Denise Portillo is widely known as an organic cuisine thought leader. With intention to underscore healthy dietary importance in her approach to food and cooking — Chef Portillo emphasizes the balance of mind, body and soul in everything she does. Her businesses: True Nourishment, Inc., Athena Chef Apparel, and Eros Chef Apparel are reflections of this. All are located in beautiful uptown Whittier, CA.
Herbal Apothecary Market is a vegan market which features cooking ingredients, “grab-and-go” items, and delivered boxes, for the health conscious consumer looking for a more plant-based diet. Encouraging patrons to look at fresh, organic food that makes them feel better — she has found the best ingredients for leading a well-rounded, healthy life.
Chef Portillo was named Culinary Woman of the Year by the National Latina Business Women’s Association LA and has been featured on CBS’s “The Talk” for being a “single mom entrepreneur”. She has also appeared on the Food Network’s “Chef Wanted” with Anne Burrell and has been honored by Jafra Cosmetics for her commitment to motherhood and her culinary nutrition businesses. Chef Portillo is available for interviews, television appearances, podcasts and speaking engagements on healthy food and our search for living a balanced life.
Chef Portillo’s approach to her passions focus on encouraging others to embrace a balance with their health as an anecdote to extraordinarily busy lives. As a trained Reiki healer — she is uniquely qualified to help and coach others in taking that first step of a thousand miles — which passes by quicker, and with more successes, than are imaginable.
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Chef Denise Portillo is available for interviews, television appearances, podcasts and speaking engagements on healthy food, yoga, meditation and our search for living a balanced life. See Press Releases which represent a sample of past interviews she has given for news and television outlets in the Los Angeles market.
Chef Denise Portillo interview on Visa LA abc7 TV on her personal health-conscious journey talking about her quest to heal mind, body and soul through healthy food.
Chef Portillo was a focus of KTLA Channel 5’s feature segment on breaking bias and sexism.
Chef Throwdown event hosted by Made For Chefs at The Knotted Apron in Whittier, CA. Chefs compete head to head for prize and bragging rights. Congrats to chef Denise Portillo!
Chef Portillo was featured as part of the Food Favorites series from Prada to Nada’s 2011 episode.
Chef Denise Portillo’s interview with CBS Los Angeles about the festival and a demonstration of some of the treats!Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.
The international cosmetics company Jafra surprises Chef Portillo on CBS’s The Talk with a “Mompreneur” award for finding success while meeting life’s challenges.
Well-known artists from across Los Angeles donating proceeds from their art sales to help local children. Chef Portillo provides her healthy and organic culinary creations to guests at this event. See full press release.
Chef Denise Portillo and family join this fabulous video about joining together as individual within our multi-cultural nation. See the video!
Athena Chef Apparel is an amazing breakthrough chef ware line for cooking staff designed to empower their strengths and creativity with deserving distinction. Stay tuned for compatible men's line releasing soon!
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