About Dr. Connie Guttersen, RD., Ph.D.

Dr. Connie Guttersen, author of the New York Times best-selling book The Sonoma Diet, is a leading expert on the health benefits of diets inspired by Mediterranean, Latin American, and Asian cuisines. As a registered dietitian and nutrition instructor at the world-famous Culinary Institute of America, Dr. Guttersen has spent her career focusing on the development of flavorful and nutritious approaches to healthy eating and weight reduction.

Her many accomplishments include developing the Standards of Care for the Obesity Treatment Center in Bellevue, Washington, as well as serving as a nutritional and dietary consultant for a broad range of corporations and Fortune 500 companies, such as Kraft, Radisson Hotels, Nestlé, Sodexho, Marriott Hotels, and Panera Bakery Café, among others.

In addition, she served as an instructor on nutrition and food science at Texas Christian University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics.

She has also been a guest lecturer at international food and dietary conferences around the globe. She has spoken on many aspects of the Mediterranean diet, including healthy food combinations, olive oil consumption, and the importance of the joy of eating flavorful foods.

Dr. Guttersen resides in the beautiful and lush Napa Valley, California, with her husband and their two children. Have a question about this diet? We can answer it! Just pose your question through the form below and we'll try to get back to you the next day at the latest.

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