Karma Chow

In Who's Doing Cool Stuff? by Mark Sylvester

KarmaChowlogo Melissa Costello, founder of Karma Chow has always had a passion for healthy, delicious food and nutrition. As a child, Melissa would spend hours in the kitchen with her Italian father making homemade tomato sauce and pasta.
I love the local produce that is available in the throughout the 805 region. I feel that we are truly blessed and abundant to have so much fresh food at our fingertips. This is especially important for my clients because I only want them to put the freshest, highest nutrient food into their bodies so they can experience vitality, vibrancy and energy. Clean Food is medicine. That’s no joke. It provides healing on the deepest level for our bodies.”
MelissaCostello Melissa is a great example of how a ‘solo-prenuer’ can create an amazing company. She teaches, writes, creates videos, has a strategically designed online presence, and produces many workshops. She’s a great inspiration to more than 50% of 805connect small businesses with less than four staff members. She certainly has a lot of energy. Her collection of simple yet delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes and desserts, has become popular among many top names in the film & music industry. As a Nutritional Educator and Wellness Coach (NHI & Spencer Institute), Melissa works one on one with clients teaching them how to live a happier, healthier life through a plant-based, whole foods diet. She is the creator of The Vital Life 30-Day Food Based Cleanse, which has become popular among celebs in Hollywood as well as hundreds worldwide. Being personal chef to celebrity fitness guru and P90X creator, Tony Horton, Melissa is constantly finding creative ways to keep Tony and her other clients happy, fit and healthy by developing delicious and satisfying meals. Melissa has been featured on TV Guides “Secrets of the Hollywood Body” and is currently the host for Beachbody’s newest product, The Ultimate Reset Cleanse. She is also the co-host of the online cooking and yoga series, Food & Flow produced through YogaMint. She teaches cooking classes at local Los Angeles Whole Foods stores and private homes across the US. Her mission is to help educate the planet about healthy, whole food eating while working to keep our planet green for generations to come through vegetarianism and eco-conscious solutions.