Sabrina A. Falquier Montgrain, MD, CCMS

— Founder and CEO

empowering through

nutritional knowledge

and culinary literacy

empoderando a través del

conocimiento nutricional

y literatura culinaria 


About Dr. Falquier

Sabrina A. Falquier Montgrain, MD, CCMS

Dr. Falquier (Fall-Key-A) 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, LLC 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 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. Her work there can now be seen through the powerful documentary: The Kitchenistas which released in March 2021. She is also on the advisory board for the Culinary Medicine Specialist Board, focusing on permeating culinary medicine into medical schools, health systems and the community. She is also voluntary clinical professor at the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, UC San Diego Health Sciences. 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, recipe development, recipe modifications for optimization of health, and active social media presence. 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, TeleMundo and Sharp Health News. Additionally, she is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, and was recognized yearly, from 2009-2020, as one of San Diego’s Top Doctors. 



  • The Kitchenistas Film - ways to watch
    Private watch parties, streaming and more
    Private watch parties, streaming and more
    Opportunities to watch The Kitchenistas film: watch culinary medicine in action, empowerment of communities, women, health, advocacy.
  • Cooking to Support Your Hormones
    Feb 27, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM PST
    Join us to discover how food choices can help support your hormones at various stages of the life cycle. Culinary Medicine in action with an expert in the field guiding us with evidenced-based information alongside cooking demonstration with recipes to support the concepts discussed.
  • The Kitchenistas Film at the iMax Theater
    Wed, Dec 08
    Fleet Science Center
    Dec 08, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST
    Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
    Wednesday, December 8, 2021 The Kitchenista Film Screening Live at the iMax Theater in Balboa Park Followed by Live Q and A Panel
  • Global Health Film Festival Screening and Panel
    Sat, Nov 27
    Nov 27, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT
    Join the Kitcheniesta's panel discussion Sat 27th Nov 17:00 GMT where community activism has enacted change on a local level to improve the health inquities of their city!
  • Food Vision 2030 - In Person!
    Fri, Oct 22
    Oct 22, 2021, 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
    Encinitas, 441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
    Food Vision 2030 - Outdoors. All day - connect to your food, your community, food justice, food sovereignty.
  • Food Justice and Community Health with The Kitchenistas
    Oct 18, 2021, 6:00 PM
    Get access to watch the 5 Film Festival selected documentary: The Kitchenistas and then join us for a panel including Kitchenistas, Culinary Medicine Physician, and The Mayor of National City
  • Farm Film & Music Series: The Kitchenistas
    Thu, Oct 07
    Coastal Roots Farm
    Oct 07, 2021, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT
    Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Rd, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA
    Documentary and Panel Discussion. Bring your own picnic blankets, lawn chairs, food and drinks, and join us for an evening on the Farm.
  • Spicing Up Your Health: A Culinary Medicine Cooking Class
    Tue, Sep 14
    Culinary Medicine Spice Class
    Sep 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Culinary Medicine Spice Class
    With Culinary Medicine Experts Dr Linda Shiue and Dr. Sabrina Falquier Learn the benefits of spices so you can confidently add them to your meals. One hour online livestream cooking demonstration and Q and A session.
  • Summer Drinks...That are Delicious and Healthy Too!
    Jun 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT
    Online Event
    Rethink your drinks this summer and learn some tasty new beverage recipes with health benefits from Sabrina Falquier, MD, CCMS.
  • Documentary Release and Party!
    Thu, Mar 04
    Facebook Livestream!
    Mar 04, 2021, 9:00 PM PST
    Facebook Livestream!
    Come watch the film and raise a glass for the release of the film: The Kitchenistas!!
  • Snacking the right way - Live Cooking Demo and Q and A
    Thu, Mar 04
    Snacks That Promote Health!
    Mar 04, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST
    Snacks That Promote Health!



Dr. Falquier's guidance and expertise has opened our eyes to the field of culinary medicine.  She has helped numerous fellow doctors and clinical staff develop crucial skills to improve the health and well-being of our patients, ourselves, and our loved ones.  She makes important lifestyle changes accessible and enjoyable no matter what your background is.

Prachi Karnik, MD
Internal Medicine

Dr. Falquier Montgrain is an exceptionally passionate and committed inspiration in the community when it comes to culinary medicine! She has a fantastic scope across both the kitchen and health industries, which allows her to reach many demographics with great comfort. Her extensive knowledge and exuberant brightness take center stage when she’s leading cooking classes and demonstrations, and we feel grateful to call her a partner and friend.

Christina Ng of Berry Good Food

SensationsSalud me ha enseñado a comer más nutritivamente sin sacrificar lo sabroso. Me encanta seguir los consejos de la Dra Sabrina y ponerlos en práctica cuidando mi presupuesto. 
He aprendido a comer una gran variedad de verduras a diario; hago un arcoíris con ellas, aparte la sazón realza sus sabores naturales. 
Gracias por sus consejos y su buen humor.

Ela, Mexico y San Diego

I have had the wonderful experience of attending Dr. Falquier Montgrain’s events both in person and through livestream/social media. She has an amazing breadth of knowledge and is able to convey the information in such a way that every participant can easily understand.  I continually refer friends to attend and follow knowing that they will also gain from her insights. She is awesome!

Tracey, San Diego, California

I loved how everyone in my family learned something new in Sabrina’s class — from my kids who are novices in the kitchen, to myself, who’s spent decades in the foodservice industry. It was fun, digestible and full of time saving tips for healthy meals. Could not recommend it more highly!

Ann Jaffe, RDN

Me encanta el enfoque de estas charlas: Salud+Comer rico+cuidar presupuesto.
En poco tiempo se trata de manera global un tema: Fortalecer sistema inmunológico, cosas que se pueden hacer para controlar el estrés.
Los tips son claros y fáciles de implementar y recordar: estación de hidratación, verduras arcoiris, las matematicas del azúcar.
Muy interesante y divertido escuchar a la Dra. Sabrina.

Elvira, Mexico

Sabrina is a true inspiration and one of the coolest women out there. I've known and collaborated with her since 2016. She is innovative, connects easily with all audiences, committed to developing high-quality programs and events, and passionate about supporting our community.

Claire of Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center; National City, California

Le quiero agradecer a la Dra Falquier Montgrain y Sensations Salud por darme siempre buenos consejos de alimentación y buenas ideas para preparar los alimentos. Por ejemplo, rostizar las verduras con aceite de oliva o aguacate. También he aprendido a preparar una gran variedad de cereales como couscous, lentejas, habas, trigo, avena, etc. Mi gran orgullo es poder preparar la receta del humus en mi propia cocina. 
Gracias Dra Sabrina!

Leticia, Mexico y San Diego

Gracias SensationsSalud por tantos buenos consejos. Mi receta favorita es la de la avena con yogurt, leche de avena, extracto de vainilla, canela y miel en frascos que se conservan bien hasta una semana en el refrigerador. Es un desayuno muy nutritivo, fácil y rápido. Solo hay que agregar frutas. Delicioso!

Gijon, Cd Mexico

I am so impressed by how you use your knowledge and love for both medicine and food to get the importance of culinary medicine out there, Dr. Falquier ❣️ 
«The goal is to eat the rainbow. We should add variety and color in the plants we eat as each one has different nutrients, and each of those nutrients will give your body the building blocks to build up your immune system.»

Hege Herstad, Oslo, Norway