Diane Henderiks is on a mission to teach America how to cook and eat well!
Diane graduated from Monmouth University with degrees in marketing and management then began a career in the garment district of New York City. It did not take long for her to realize that learning and teaching about the balance of food, cooking and health was where she wanted to focus her career. Diane returned to college to focus on nutrition and health sciences. She then completed the Dietetic Internship Program at The University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey where she received the Award for Clinical Excellence then her Registered Dietitian credentials. Diane then went on to start “Diane M. Henderiks, R.D. & Associates, LLC”, her nutrition consulting firm.
Cooking has always been Diane’s passion and she began to notice that people were equating eating healthy with boring, bland food which was not what she was whipping up! After years in private practice she self-published 2 cookbooks, designed a signature line of spices and culinary items and started, “Diane’s Daily Dish”, her personal chef and catering business. “Any dish can be revamped to be good for you”, she says, “it just takes a little education and finesse!” Diane is the host of “Chef Inspired Healthy”, her series on The Daily Meal Video Network where she slices and dices delicious dishes with America’s top chefs and she is one of America’s go-to food, healthy cooking and eating experts for national television, print and on-line media! Throughout her impressive career, Diane has been a regular on-air contributor both Good Morning America and The Better Show, featured in The New York Times and Shape Magazine, contributing author to many of the nation’s top print and online publications and guest healthy cooking expert on The Chew, Fox & Friends, The Juice, CBS Early Show, Good Day New York, CBS News, WGN, ABC News, NBC, FOX, CNN, TLC, The Better Show, Martha Stewart Radio and more.
Diane is an advisory board member for the American Vegetarian Association and an active member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, International Association of Culinary Professionals and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs. Diane travels the country sharing her expertise and engaging audiences at the nation’s top food & wine festivals and women’s events with her true Jersey Girl pizzazz. Some of her favorites have been Disney’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, The Food Network New York Wine & Food Festival, The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival, Foxwood’s Food & Wine Festival, WOR Radio’s Taste of New York, Taste of the LPGA, Taste of Vail, Atlantic City Food & Wine Festival, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Sandestin Wine Festival & Phoenix Women’s Expo. Diane continues to pay it forward by sharing her talents and expertise with Autism Speaks, JBJ Soul Kitchen and other wonderful charitable organizations.
Day to day, Diane manages her catering company, teaches cooking classes and is chief cook and bottle washer for her husband, Erick and two boys, Lukas & Derek. She has raised the culinary bar for healthy cooking and is renowned for her expertise in creating wholesome cuisine that is both delicious and nutritious.