Rosario Gullotta

Chef and Nutrition Counsellor

Qualifications and experience

• The University of Suffolk (currently enrolled)
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health Field of Study Nutrition and Human Health •Liceo Scientifico Leonardo di Giarre
RQF Level 3 overall Standard of GSE Advanced A Level A* C/9-4
Field Of Study Math, Biology, Philosophy and Physics.
Dates attended or expected graduation 1993 – 1998
Stonebridge Associated Colleges
Degree Name Level 3 Nutrition and Health
Field Of Study Nutrition and health
Dates attended or expected graduation by September 2021

Working with addiction

I have spent most of my life working as a chef and pride myself in providing an outstanding service. During these years, I have gained experience, knowledge, and excellent culinary skills, including special diets and special dietary menu. My past experience of addiction forced me to make lifestyle changes. My transferable skills and my experience as both a chef and as an addict means that I have true understanding of my work. In addition to working at The Lighthouse I also am the founder of a small charity, “The Purple Aubergine.” This charity covers three different aspects, often underestimated, it help s people with addiction and eating disorders to reach their goals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition and Mental Health Counselling Nutrition Weight Management. “There is nothing more beautiful than someone who goes out of their way to make life beautiful for others.” – Mandy Hale

Working at the lighthouse

I began working at The Lighthouse in 2020. My work here is far more than being a chef! I am ablet o use my past experiences to positively impact the recovery of our client, which is why I work here. Working in this environment has also improved my own level of self -awareness, and different communication skills. I have a good understanding of the field of both addiction & recovery and i can continue to develop my skills and knowledge with a client group that I understand.

Hobbies and interests

In my personal life, I am highly active. I love to look after my dog. I also spend time for my charity and my small portfolio of people: Purple Aubergine Home Page | The Purple Aubergine. Meantime, I am studying Health and Human Nutrition, and when I get some spare time, I love to meet with my friends or take part in 12 Steps fellowship meetings.