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Sabrina A. Falquier, MD, CCMS

— Founder and CEO

empowering through

nutritional knowledge

and culinary literacy

empoderando a través del

conocimiento nutricional

y literatura culinaria 

Menu of Services:

Culinary Medicine Educational Events

Speaking engagements and lectures to varied audiences including: grand rounds, conferences, K-12, universities, medical schools, medical residents, doctors, medical conferences, dietetic programs, athletes, culinary schools, chefs, graduate programs, wellness events

Cooking demonstrations

Cooking hands-on events

Curriculum building and execution

Recipe building

Recipe adjusting to optimize health qualities

Curated dinner experiences with local chefs

Media - News, Interviews, Podcasts, Article writing

Collaboration - building culinary medicine into existing medical practice, companies and community programs

Studies - looking at outcomes with use of Culinary Medicine 


About Dr. Falquier

Sabrina A. Falquier Montgrain, MD, CCMS

Dr. Falquier (Fall-Key-Ay) is a board certified internal medicine and culinary medicine physician. She is bilingual and multicultural, born and raised in Mexico City to Swiss and American parents. This unique multilingual and multicultural perspective has shaped her work tremendously, as she has seen and experienced that our unique backgrounds, culture, taste, cultural experiences and historic expectations shape our health tremendously. Dr. Falquier worked as a primary care doctor for a prestigious multi-specialty group in San Diego, California, for over 15 years. In 2016 she began incorporating culinary medicine into her practice and the community and in 2020 founded Sensations Salud, which focuses on awakening the senses around ingredient acquisition and food preparation while empowering people to better health through nutritional knowledge and culinary literacy. Dr. Falquier is the host of the Doctors+ Premium episodes on Apple Podcasts. She is highly involved with Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center in National City, California. A non-profit organization that empowers all age groups through gardening, nutrition and culinary literacy. She acts as their consulting physician and has been on their board of directors since 2017, currently acting as the vice-chair. Her work there can now be seen through the powerful documentary: The Kitchenistas which released in March 2021 and selected for 10 film festivals as of October 2022. She is also the chair of the Culinary Medicine Specialist Board, focusing on permeating culinary medicine into medical schools, health systems and the community. She is also clinical professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, UC San Diego Health Sciences and adjunct professor at Bastyr University. Dr. Falquier promotes culinary medicine throughout San Diego and internationally in a variety of ways and to varied age groups and audiences including: Hands-on cooking events, cooking demonstrations, both live and virtual, animated speaking engagements, expert panels, educational events for medical students, graduate students, medical residents, chefs, athletes, and community members. She does extensive recipe development, recipe modifications for optimization of health, and is active social media. She has been interviewed regarding food and health by media outlets including the Washington Post, The Union Tribune, Edible San Diego, San Diego Magazine, CBS news, and TeleMundo. Additionally, she is a member of both the Mexico and the San Diego chapters of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, and was recognized yearly, from 2009-2020, as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors. 

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