Stephanie Hoban founder and owner of Ripe Cuisine, a food blog-cum-food truck knows a thing or two about making healthy food, tasty food. After adopting a vegetarian diet on a whim in High School, she quickly became aware of what her diet change meant, and soon developed an interest in nutrition and cooking. Hoban, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, holds a BS in Nutrition and Dietetics from New York University, where she graduated Cum Laude, and a MS in Nutrition, graduating Magna Cum Laude, from Texas Women’s University in Houston, TX. She received her culinary training from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts in New York City, the premier health-supportive culinary school in the country. After completing her culinary training, Hoban interned at El Chaflan, a Michelin star restaurant in Madrid, Spain, and worked as a line cook at Houston’s former farm-to-table restaurant Haven. She has also served as the Registered Dietitian for Snap Kitchen overseeing their six Houston area locations. Hoban started appearing at Urban Harvest Farmers’ Markets in her hometown of Houston, Texas in late April of 2013 as the Ripe Market Cafe serving a locally and seasonally inspired, fully plant-based menu and since then has expanded to offer catering, private chef services, and a food truck. Ripe Cuisine has been featured in such publications as My Table, Houston Modern Luxury, Culture Map, and 002 Houston.