Domenica Catelli has positively influenced the way millions of families eat and prepare food across the United States with her tasty, easy, and healthy approach to cooking.
Catelli is a recurring judge on Iron Chef America, a guest on CBS News
and Oprah and Friends on XM radio, and has been featured in Southern
Living magazine, WebMD the Magazine, and Oprah.com. She is the
national spokesperson for the Organic Trade Association and has been the brand
ambassador and chef spokesperson for several organic, healthy products,
including Safeway’s O Organics line. Celebrities and VIPs such as Oprah Winfrey,
Julia Roberts, John Travolta, and Nelson Mandela have enjoyed her food. She has
helped companies further their goals of education, outreach, and going green,
including Safeway, Stonyfield Farms, T-Mobile, and Cooking Light.
Her first cookbook, Mom-a-licious: Fresh, Fast, Family Food for the Hot
Mama in You!, garnered the support of renowned pediatrician Alan Greene and
“America’s Favorite Doctor,” Mehmet Oz.
Catelli is a member of the chef advisory board of the nonprofit organization
Common Threads along with other celebrity chefs including Giada de Laurentis,
Jamie Oliver, Paula Deen, and Tyler Florence. Over her career, many chefs have
turned to her expertise when developing recipes. Catelli's contributions are
celebrated in the James Beard award-winning cookbook Back to the Table by
Art Smith and can be found on products in thousands of grocery stores
During her childhood in Sonoma County wine country, her senses were filled with the memories of fresh, seasonal food. She has created unforgettable menus for several restaurants in California from Laguna Beach to the beautiful Mendocino coast, where she served as executive chef of the organic restaurant Raven’s at the Stanford Inn with featured recipes from the estate’s three-acre garden. In 2010, Catelli reopened her family restaurant, Catelli''s, with her brother, Nicholas, originally opened in 1936 in Geyserville, Calif. Catelli’s features three generations of Catelli family recipes.