Allene Arnold is a Recipe Developer/Food Stylist and Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She has a passion and dedication to help you change your life for the better through the healing powers of food.

Allene graduated from Southern Methodist University where she earned a BA in Economics with a minor in Advertising. After college, she moved back to Alabama to work as an Assistant Director at Camp Skyline Ranch in Mentone. Shortly after Skyline, she moved to London to help a church reorganize its children’s programming. After moving back to Alabama she realized her passion for food and the healing powers food can have on your mind, body, and soul. She spent several years working in various jobs before deciding to move to New York to begin culinary school at The International Culinary Center in SoHo. While in school she got a  coveted internship at Bobby Flay’s Bar Americain in midtown and remained there for 4 more years working her way up the ranks to Sous Chef. During this time her health declined and eventually had to move back home to Birmingham, AL. and quickly got a position working for the James Beard award-winning restaurant, Frank Stitt’s Highland’s Bar & Grill. While seeking better working hours and achieving a dream of working for a publication she became a Recipe Developer and Food Stylist at Hoffman Media creating for various magazines such as Cooking with Paula Deen, Taste of the South, Entertain Decorate Celebrate, Louisiana Cookin’, Southern Lady, and Cottage Living. During her employment at Hoffman Media, she received a hypothyroidism diagnosis, however, after medication and some lifestyle changes she still never felt her best and searched for alternatives to reach optimal health. After two years of employment with Hoffman Media, she left to embark on a new journey to seek better health and better ways to heal through lifestyle changes, supplementation, and other advice through Functional medicine. Freelance Food Styling and Recipe Development allowed for time to heal from the years prior as well as to study to become a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.

With this new-found knowledge, Allene can teach you to heal yourself through food. Cooking at home and learning new skills through mindset, meditation, and lifestyle changes are the best way to achieve your dreams of feeling your best.