Hi there!

My name is Luis and I have a passion for food and photography. I combine these two passions to showcase the natural beauty of food.

My dream project is to photograph your cookbook!

Food Philosophy

I believe that we begin eating with our eyes, even before the first bite.

I believe that food has deep emotional roots that go beyond health and nourishment; it is also how we express our identities and connect with our culture and communities.

I believe no food should be labeled "good" or "bad", each choice has a place and time.

Professional Background

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 7 years, receiving my undergraduate degree and M.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics from Florida International University, and completing a Graduate Certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.

I have extensive experience working in clinical settings and managing large scale food service operations. My career has also taken unconventional turns in the world of food communications and public relations with the top agencies from around the country. Currently, I help to empower global change agents in food and nutrition at the best nutrition communications consultancy in the world!

I’m a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and member groups, including Latinos and Hispanics in Nutrition and Dietetics, Cultures of Gender and Age, Food and Culinary Professionals, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs. I am also a proud member of the Diversify Dietetics community.

Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, I now reside in Chicago. When I'm not eating, I like to read about history or nerd out on the latest science.

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