About Us

I am Chef Celeste Gustafson, Founder & Executive Chef of Celeste’s Natural Kitchen, and I believe people can heal themselves with food. One of my greatest joys is cooking food that is delicious and supremely nourishing and that brings the joy of eating back into the lives of those on restrictive diets.

Along my path to becoming a chef I attended the California School of Herbal Studies, led workshops for herb companies, guided wild edible plant walks, taught herbal medicine making, and spent many years of cooking. I honed my cooking skills by cooking thousands of scratch-made creative meals for a wide variety of diets for over 25 years. I am self-taught, which means that I focused on alternative cooking methods not taught in traditional culinary schools.

Together with my team of extraordinary chefs, we are committed to consciously sourcing the highest quality ingredients, challenging ourselves to continually expand our menu options, and crafting every dish as if it’s for someone we love.

Our Food Philosophy

Every person is unique with highly individualized nutritional requirements.

Food is best when it is raised or grown in harmony with Nature.
Nutrition

We believe people can heal themselves through the power of whole organic foods and high-quality cooking.  Holistic nutrition is about the nourishment of the entire individual.  We respect personal choice and we work to understand and  serve our clients with bio-individuality in mind. We welcome people of all dietary persuasions and work around their unique constitutions and changing needs while enabling them to still enjoy food as a source of great pleasure. We are a resource for clients who are on the journey to a better life through food. We offer services to clients who know their diets and bodies, what they want to eat, what they want to experiment with, and what they want to remove from their life. 

Agriculture

Organic agriculture methods require biological soil amendments such as compost and manure which have broad ranges of micro-nutrients (like vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and much more) which are then absorbed into the plants. Organic agriculture also protects farm workers who, under conventional farming, have to handle toxic herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers, and protects wildlife from those same contaminants in their environment.  When animals for food are raised in harmony with Nature they live a happier and more humane life. For us and the many others at the forefront of the food revolution, this means that animals are raised outdoors with plenty of room to roam. We support regenerative agriculture which improves the land rather than depleting it.

Customized Menus for Your Healing Diet

GLUTEN-FREE | PALEO | VEGETARIAN | VEGAN | KETO | PESCATARIAN | GAPS | SCD

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Serving Greater Austin since 2013