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.