New York, NY, July 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts (NGIHCA), the leader in health supportive culinary education, is the first culinary institute to provide digital access to proprietary NGIHCA recipes with recipe management, meal planning, and nutritional analysis capabilities to NGIHCA students and alumni via a dedicated relationship with Modernmeal, the ultimate meal planning platform for culinary and health professionals.

“The food industry is transforming, and technology is entering the kitchen in new and innovative ways. What started as a need to provide NGIHCA recipe access to alumni grew into providing them not only with the recipes, but an innovative new tool for their chefs’ kits,” says Jonathan Cetnarski, President and CEO of Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. “Whether they are private chefs, caterers, nutritionists, or health coaches – or any of the other fields our alumni pursue – Modernmeal provides them with a fantastic tool to better run their businesses.”

Key capabilities of Modernmeal include:

  • Recipe, menu, and client / customer organization
  • Powerful client meal planning
  • Automated cook date / service planning
  • Professional networking and sharing
  • Nutritional analysis
  • Web & mobile access and data backup
  • Marketing and engagement tools

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin Ph.D., Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts is the leader in professional health-focused culinary education. NGIHCA’s comprehensive Chef’s Training Program trains students to meet the demand for culinary professionals who make the connection between food and health. Offered both as full- and part-time programs, students learn essential cooking techniques, principles of nutrition, methods for sourcing sustainable ingredients, and culinary business practices. NGIHCA is licensed by the New York State Department of Education accredited by ASSET. To learn more, visit For a complete overview of Natural Gourmet Institute’s recreational programming, visit

Rebecca Eisenberg
Bullfrog + Baum