Who is Chef Pachi?

Patricia McCausland-Gallo is a nutritionist, pastry chef, teacher, and food writer born in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla, Colombia. She has a B.S. in Foods and Nutrition from Louisiana State University, attended a School for Retort Operations, and completed courses of instruction prescribed by the Food and Drug Administration. She has attended the American Institute of Baking in Kansas as well as the École Lenôtre in Paris.


Pachi ́s work since 2013 to date is working with Dr. Clyde Wilson in creating an invaluable nutrition resource for Americans to raise their metabolic rate and lose weight for life. Pachi, as she is called, has been a food writer for local and national newspapers in Colombia and Panama City where she lives now. She has published six cookbooks around the world:

Patricia McCausland-Gallo has been an executive pastry chef, manager, and an owner of bakeries in Barranquilla and Cali. She is a recipe developer, teacher around the world. Pachi was invited to be part of Michelle Obama ́s Chef ́s Move! To Schools. Has been a speaker in several cities in the United States and Colombia and has been a guest speaker at Stanford University as well as Starbucks Headquarters. She has been interviewed in CNN en Español, ABC y NBC.

Socially Pachi ́s work is geared in two ways. The first through lectures on Nutrition as well as cooking; the second through the sales of books she donates to be sold by the institutions. Pachi has spoken in schools and social institutions to help educate parents of cancer patients. She has taught cooking for children of Special Olympics.

Her donations on books have produced over $200,000 for underprivileged children and adults. Pachi is a founding member of Nutrir Barranquilla, now NU·3, which currently feeds more than 13,000 children each day in Colombia. She has donated time and books to Casita de Mausi and Fanlyc in Panamá, as well as Conexión Colombia in Colombia. Another project was the creation of one mini market that is now selfsustainable; 90-children are fed daily in Cabo Verde, Panama and this project is run by Fundación Comedores Infantiles de Panamá.


    March 2023 – December 1, 2015

    SCI 45: SC! 12; SCI 46; SCI 38 Cooking for: Nutrition; Metabolism; Weight loss; Sports Nutrition.

  • First Edition of Cook & Lose Weight

    2019, (SP)

  • Second APP Pachi FIT

    2018, The Salad Maker App: an application to teach about food categories, calories in salads and more.

  • Cómetelo Flaca

    2017, (SP) Updated Second edition

  • First APP created Metabolize:

    2016, a source of +8000 foods graphed sources from USDA nutrient Database

  • Secrets of Colombian Cooking

    (ed. Hippocrene Books, 2004), Second Edition May 2012.

  • Pasión por el Cafe -Passion for Coffee – Paixão Pelo Café

    (Ed. Norma 2006, 2008, Circulo de Leitores RH – 2009)
    (sold over 65,000 books worldwide).

  • Gourmand

    Best Single Subject Food Book in Latin America, 2006 Award

  • Juangui Goes to College

    2007. (SP)

  • IPPY Silver Award 2008

  • Essentials of Latin Cooking

    for Williams Sonoma in 2009

  • The Food & Cooking of Colombia and Venezuela

    in 2010 for Anness Publishing UK.

  • Cómetelo Flaca

    2011, (SP)