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Introducing Clarene Marie White 

Consultant| Counselor| Coach| Chef-Instructor| Advocate & Trainer| Advance Peer Specialist

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“I am called to cultivate hope, hold space for healing, and create opportunities for myself and others to grow and to serve". For more than three decades, I have been committed to opening doors of opportunity for those seeking freedom from life struggles that hold them back. As the CEO and founder of the Cook N Up Excellence Collective LLC, I strive to serve the “whole person”, providing services to individuals and families, and organizations through nourishment, Lived kindness, and licensed professional healing and culinary arts. This work is made possible through the generosity of those who share my vision and love for people. I invite you to partner with me in this effort.  


   Clarene Marie White, M.S. Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling 
California Board of Behavioral Science Registered Associate Professional Clinical                             Counselor|6101, Certified Rehabilitation Counselor|00278108, Advanced Peer Support Specialist & Supervisor. 


The Cook'N Up Excellence (CUE) Collective's Inner Care Units (ICUs) membership-driven services respond to the need for innovation to address the worldwide problem of barriers to hope, insufficient access to culturally responsive wholistic care providers, and promote the uplifting of the truth of the effectiveness of cultural practices to cultivate wholeness and change lives.

Consultation appointment scheduling commences June 15, 2022  

 Consultation & Care Coordination Planning 

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Consultations: These are an intake process helping us to understand and meet your desire for membership.

Care Coordination Planning: Is person-centered and can include: 

Transferable Job Skills Analysis: These are for individuals seeking to return to the workforce, and re-entry integration. Evaluation: To identify the need for college accommodations, ergonomic equipment, or the need for emotional support animals for persons living with a disability. Assessment: Using the ASAM and other assessment tools help to determine Medical Necessity needs for Mental Health, Substance use disorder treatment, and other referral.

   Community Engagements 


 Culinary Healing Arts Therapy (CHAT): This is a coaching program focused on holding space and support for engagement in the process of inner healing, formation of identity, the shifting of self-talk, embracing self-advocacy, self-compassion, self-forgiveness, and self-love.

 Community Education: These are workshops and webcasts centered on training in the areas of Advocacy, Capacity Building, and inclusion in the Peer Support workforce and Kingdom Business Entrepreneurship. 

 Tableside CHATS: These are a time to show appreciation and serve as medicine to heal the soul, help to recenter, and build relationships, 

Culturally Inspired, Specialty food, Camps & Events  


Our specialty foods, and gifts: Are prepared in our Cookery & Bakery located inside contracted environmental health permitted kitchen. 

Mini Culinary Boot Camps: Aim is to correct myths surrounding cultural foods, revive the lost art of cooking from scratch, and facilitate lessons to increase awareness of culinary terms, and techniques 

Pop Up Events: The purpose is to disseminate resources and deliver sponsored meals monthly to eligible college students living with disability, veterans, and families.

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Help us make a bigger impact

Over the years I have been fortunate to be able to walk in my vision of serving individuals and families with nourishment, resources, and love throughout the Central San Joaquin Valley here in California. This year I want to do more. More serving, more people, more love, more impact and I need your help.  I know where I am headed will take a team to get there. Will you walk with me with your continued prayers and encouragement? You may have watched me give and grow over the years and you know my vision hasn't wavered. I want to invite you to join me as a partner by sharing a one-time or monthly gift.  Your gift would allow me to give more and together we can do more for the individuals and families, neighborhoods, and ultimately the world. 



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GIVELIFY APP: Donations to our 501 C 3 Tax Exempt  partners Food For Your Soul Ministries  and Fresh Wind Ministries Stockton support our collaborative community impact efforts and host events

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1. Do you have live and Zooom services? How do I gain more information about your services? 
We primarily facilitated services using a Zoom platform. Arrangements can be for live group facilitation for organizations, agencies, and businesses having enrollment authorized for a minimum of 10 members. To gain more information about our service A consultation appointment can be booked. 

Who is eligible for membership?

We do not discriminate against anyone, the populations and community organizations listed below are our primary focus: Black and African American women, Military and Correction officers and their families, Healing Arts ministers, pre-certified and registered pre-licensed professionals, Peer Support Specialists, Faith-Based Leaders, and their teams, Stakeholders receiving services from State-run agencies, Peer -Run, and Recovery organizations, EAP and Insurance companies.

How are Consultation and Care Planning appointments booked and facilitated? 
Upon payment of the fee, appointments are booked. An emailed/texted authorized code is sent 72 hours prior to the appointment.

4. What is involved in the CHAT groups?
The CHAT groups consist of 7 -20 participants, are interactive, and involve the integration of culinary arts, guided journaling exercises, psychosocial education
, and viewing of 1-3 selected videos. Attendance: 1 x weekly for 7 weeks, and 3-50-minute scheduled coachings.

5. How do I participate in a Tableside CHATS and when are they scheduled?
These are gatherings for workers in the healing and culinary arts, peer support, and spiritual ministering professions. Participation is through a ticketed paid enrollment through Eventbrite registration. The schedule is Bi-monthly.

6.  What is the duration of a Community Workshop and Webcast, What are some of the topics?
The durations are generally 50-90 minutes for a workshop and a webcast can be 1-40 hours. Some topics are Advocacy 101, Disability 101, Peer support training 101, Healing from barriers, racism, stigma, disability, food, health equity, and disability injustice.

7. What are the requirements for Culturally Inspired Meals, Camps, and Events
 One week in advance preordering booking and payment are required.

Are the Mini Culinary Boot Camps age-specific? What are the frequency and schedule?
These are open to age-specific groups of 7 members, frequency is 1-2 weeks, the duration is 90 minutes, and are scheduled 2x quarterly.

How do I view your menu?
Our rotating menu is available upon email request.  

What are your Fees?
Each fee is specific to the membership enrollment and is outlined in the membership agreement. Fee payments are due upon acceptance of membership. Thereafter, fees are due on the 1st day of each month and are non-refundable.