Gabrielle’s culinary skills have been featured in multiple publications.
In this documentary filmmaker Kim Rodriguez features the work of Cape Wellness Collaborative, a Cape Cod based non-profit and its various integrative wellness therapies for people on Cape Cod and the Islands facing cancer.
This clip examines Wellness Eats, the Initiative Gabrielle created and currently serves as the culinary director. Wellness Eats provides healthy, delicious, nutrient-dense meals to CWC clients during cancer treatment.
“My goal (and the goal of the Wellness Eats initiative) is to make sure that people on the Cape facing cancer have access to delicious and easy food while providing them, and their caregivers, with crucial nutrition during their journey. This is also an opportunity for our clients to try out a new way of eating, which includes approachable food that happens to be tasty, plant-focused and nutrient-rich. My belief is that good nutrition is a critical component in cancer treatment and management. I also believe in the power of using ‘food as medicine’ to help recover from surgery and other medical procedures.”
“The three months that Gabrielle Kennedy spent in Cameroon as a volunteer chef aboard the Africa Mercy, the world’s largest nongovernmental hospital ship, may not have been easy. But they were, she says, some of the happiest moments of her life.”
“I worked for six years as a freelance caterer and private chef, but I was looking for more. I wanted to use my skills to give back and really help heal people with food. Quickly after reviewing the programs at Mercy Ships, I knew I wanted to take the leap and apply. Mercy Ships increases access to healthcare throughout the world and every single worker on each hospital ship is a volunteer. It was a unique opportunity onboard the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, so I was thrilled when I was accepted to volunteer”