Shonna Steppe


As a trained chef and student of naturopathic medicine, the art and medicine of food is my creative passion. It is my creative expression, my joy personally and professionally, and my favorite way to be of service to others.

These photos come from time spent in my own kitchen, as well as from training under two of the leading destination spas in the country: The Golden Door Spa and Cal-a-Vie Spa Resort (both in California). As a private chef, I’ve been able to work with diabetes and weight management, with success in decreasing insulin intake as well as weight loss. It is my norm to work with a myriad of food requirements and requests. As a private events caterer, I’ve worked with film sets, intimate events, children and teens, and given medical nutrition seminars.

As of June 2017 I am entering my fourth (of five) year of Naturopathic Medical school at Bastyr University in San Diego, California. I have chosen to further my education in pursuit of a medical degree supportive of natural methods in bringing the body into a state self-healing. Upon passing board exams in 2019, I will be a licensed Naturopathic Doctor (ND) in the state of California. We are primary care doctors, and so far my interests lie strongly in the endocrine system. This means I will have lots and lots of applications for food to treat conditions related to hormone imbalance, thyroid imbalance, fatigue, autoimmunity, digestion and weight. It's an exciting area of medicine.

Many of these photos are shots I’ve snapped while working, but some are from talented friends who’ve generously lent their lense. Please check out their websites listed at the bottom of each page.

And thank you for visiting :)

Recipes involve ingredients:
-Unrefined
-Un-pasteurized
-Organic

-Coconut products (oil, milk, cream)
-Raw Dairy
-Vegetarian
-Vegan
-Gluten-Free
-Raw Foods
-Organic Chicken
-Wild Fish
-Grass Fed Beef
-Raw Honey, or Coconut Sugar


Education

Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University
2014 – Present San Diego, CA
BA Biblical Studies at Newbold College
1999 – 2003 Binfield, Berkshire, England, UK
Honors Diploma Culinary Arts at Le Cordon Bleu
2010 Hollywood, CA