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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 has a Cooking Wellness Center, surrounded by green in the middle of Panama City. She teaches cooking, group coaching with food, food buying and kitchen organization, kitchen construction and arrangement together with her personal architect. Pachi´s work since 2013 to date has albo been working with Dr. Clyde Wilson in creating an invaluable nutrition resource for Americans to raise their metabolic rate and loose 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: Secrets of Colombian Cooking (Hippocrene Books, 2004), Second Edition May 2012. Pasión por el Café (Editorial Norma 2006, FRP 2008, Circulo de Leitores 2009; IPPY Silver Award 2008 and Gourmand Best Single Subject Food Book in Latin America, 2006. (sold over 65,000 books worldwide). Juangui Goes to College, 2007. Coauthored Williams Sonoma’s Essentials of Latin Cooking 2009, The Foods of Colombia and Venezuela, 2010, Anness Publishing UK. Cómetelo Flaca, 2011, self published, Panama. She has been an executive pastry chef, a manager, and an owner of bakeries in Barranquilla and Cali. She also develops recipes and taught cooking for parents, teens and special needs children as well as healthy cooking to all the later. 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. 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 healthy, recovering and cancer patients. She has taught cooking classes for children of Special Olympics. Mainly the monetary help books have produced over $200,000 for malnourished and unreachable children and adults. Pachi is a founding member of Nutrir Barranquilla-2006, now NU·3, which currently feeds more than 13,000 children each day in Colombia. She currently is involved with Casita de Mausi and Fanlyc in Panamá, two Cancer Patient Housing foundations in Panamá. Through Conexión Colombia, her books have provided eighteen schools in El-Charco-Nariño, in Colombia, the materials (text and lab) developed by Stanford graduate Vicky Colbert´s NGO Escuela Activa. Also, 11 schools in the rural areas of Panama’s Darién and one in the Pearl Islands. Her latest Project starting 2013 involves the creation of mini markets that allow 90-children dining-spaces become self-sustainable. The first was inaugurated in November 2013 at Cabo Verde, Panama and is run by Fundación Comedores Infantiles de Panamá, the second one is being built now.