CHEW Instructors

 

 Cassie Barmore        

Cassie Barmore

Cassie Barmore, MS, RD is a Registered Dietitian and oversee's the nutrition education and CHEW classes through the Student Health Center. Cassie's undergraduate degree focused on nutrition and food science,learning more in depth about cooking, food chemistry, and food safety. Cassie has taught food demonstrations in a variety of settings, ranging from clients at AIDS Project LA in their food pantry to student residents in University Housing at Texas Tech University. Cassie specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine and seeks to make cooking simple and fun. 

 Kim

Kim

Kim is a Food Science Undergraduate student at San Jose State University with an emphasis in dietetics. 

A goal of hers is to help bridge the gap between individuals and whole foods by inspiring them in the kitchen by utilizing fresh and local ingredients while playing with spice blends. It is enjoyable to instruct student’s while they create a dish they are proud of and can’t wait to taste. This process is important to build a healthy relationship between food, nutrition and health. She plans to pursue graduate school following SJSU.

Kim is a second generation American with Portuguese roots. Growing up with this traditional culture gave her a flare for authentic flavor which made big family dinners a staple. She grew up with an agriculture background being raised on a dairy farm in the heart of California’s Central Valley. Kim is passionate about advocating whole foods and reclaiming the farm to table eating habits in our society. When she’s not busy with her studies, you can find her backpacking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, trail running or working on grounding herself with a relaxing yoga practice.

Ashley Chang

Ashley Chang is currently a Masters student studying Nutritional Science at San Jose State University. She received her bachelors degree in Food Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and has been passionate about food ever since she was a little girl. Her family owns a Chinese restaurant in the Bay Area, and she’s seen her dad use his passion for food and cooking to love on his community. Ashley wants to use her nutrition degree to bridge eating well with nutrient dense ingredients to create delicious meals. When she is not busy studying, Ashley loves to go hiking, bake desserts, and take pictures.