Based out of Los Angeles, California, USA, Serena Poon is a successful entrepreneur established in the culinary, health and wellness community. Doubling as a classically-trained chef and nutritionist to her clientele, she is known for curating healing and wellness programs using integrative health, holistic nutrition and culinary alchemy. Her passionate focus on the importance of whole body and mind wellness is inspired by the profound effect of cancer on her family when both her mother and father were diagnosed within two years of each other. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley, she went on to pursue an education in the culinary arts at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu, graduating at the top of her class.
Serena began her culinary career working for Hugh Hefner and Playboy Enterprises at the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills. She took that exposure into the world of fine dining and started her own personal chef and private catering business.
Serena has established herself as a top high-profile personal chef and nutritional consultant in Los Angeles and has built a strong clientele strictly by referral. From the likes of Steve Bing, to Sean “P. Diddy” Combs to Jerry Bruckheimer, her clients span the globe and her travels expose her to new methods and sources of nutrition to add to her customized techniques. Serena’s philosophy for living an optimal healthy lifestyle can be achieved by integrating nutritional and physical therapy, focused mindfulness and balancing the body’s support system. With the launch of her health and wellness line Just Add Water™ in 2018 and the ceaseless expansion of her lifestyle brand Serena Loves, Serena has truly brought her philosophy to life and continues to build on her mission to help others live their best life through new methods of self-care and wellness.