Hello, my name is Alicia Watson and I am the owner and founder of Vito & Vera. Food has been an obsession for as long as I can remember, but I never really understood the connection between food and wellness until about two and a half years ago. While working as an occupational therapist in home health, I began to look at the wellness of my patients, or really the lack thereof. I began to look at nutrition as a means of complementary treatment. Intrigued by the concept that “food is medicine,” I enrolled in culinary school and began to focus on culinary wellness and plant-based cuisine.
Nutrition is a journey with millions of options you can choose from everyday. Some good, some not so good. Our team believes that medical diagnoses can be changed, health histories improved and all-encompassing wellness increased if only you eat the right things. We are joining the plant-based movement and are helping others to as well by offering whole food plant-based meals to go. We also offer educational opportunities, in-home private chef services and catering.
Oh yeah, I also just won The Big Restaurant Bet on the Food Network so I guess I am not too bad at this cooking thing. Thank you to everyone who has helped me along this culinary journey and thank you for visiting the site. I hope you enjoy what I have prepared for you. Cheers!
– Chef Alicia Watson