Hey, I’m Michele – Chef and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I am a curious foodie who is constantly traveling and exploring new places! I am always seeking exciting and delicious destinations from my local Phoenix area to around the world. I love creating healthy recipes inspired by my travels, what’s in season, and my current cravings.
I was lucky enough to be able to study abroad in both London (2012) and Italy (2016), studying food and culture while receiving my undergraduate degree in Dietetics (nutrition) at Arizona State University. I also spent some time in rural South Korea (2013) were I taught the culinary class at an English camp for school-aged children.
After receiving my undergraduate degree in 2013, I went straight to culinary school and earned my Culinary Arts Associates Degree which helped me bridge the gap between nutrition, health, and food. When I started culinary school I didn’t know anything about fine dining or classic French cooking, and I loved learning how to create and elevate a simple, flavorful dish – something I try to bring to every recipe I share. Once I graduated from culinary school I then went on to complete a 9 month Dietetic Internship in 2016 with Arizona State University allowing me to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, a credentialed expert in nutrition.
Champagne & Paper Planes had become a place where I share my adventures, recipes, and cooking tips in hopes to inspire you to explore new places, try new foods, and become your own Chef. I am glad you stopped by my little bite of the internet and I hope you will continue to come back for recipes, travel ideas, and inspiration!
Cheers, Michele Sidorenkov, RDN