Illuminating the Connection Between the Creative, Culinary & Healing Arts


Kelsey Crawford, CN is a Portland based artist, certified wholistic nutritionist and inspired herbalist who created Go Forth Culture in 2013 at the begining of her professional journey into the healing arts. She draws from her intuition, education and nearly 20 years experience in the culinary, wellness & entertainment industry to inform her passion and philosophy that creative expression comes in all forms as a fundamental element of wholistic health.

Stay tuned for all new recipes in 2019!
The New Adventurers- Women + World Travel + Whole Body Health
The Touring Musician Food Project- Mastering the life of a touring musician (community classes available)


The Wellspring School for Healing Arts 

Photo Credit: photographs by Kelsey Crawford

2 thoughts on “ABOUT”

  • I met you at your place of employment this Sep. my wife and I were on an auto trip from CA to Oregon, with a 3 day stop-over in Portland. You and I talked about music, which is obviously important to both of us. You gave me your business card, which I stuck in my wallet… and finally pulled it out just now, and went to your web site. I am very, very impressed with you, as you so beautifully described who you are and what you stand for. Your photo at the end is quite beautiful. If you were in the SF Bay area as a Personal Chef (very popular here, and lucrative) I would not hesitate to have you prepare meals for the freezer. For my wife’s and my 50th anniversary, my daughter contacted a Personal Chef who weekly came to our home, one day a week for 6, and prepared a week’s worth of meals. She contacted us ahead of time with menu choices for each week. The Chef initially interviewed Marilyn and me to determined our food preferences. Our Chef brought her own cooking devices and fresh food. Everything was packaged with preparation notes on each package. When she left, the kitchen was spotless and she even took the garbage with her. Boy, did we get spoiled!

    Kelsey, you have a distinguishing specialty in cooking that would set you apart from all other personal chefs. I hope that you are able to follow your dream and become famous for your cooking and music :>)

    On another note, musical note that is, do you have anything on YouTube demonstrating your singing? If I remember, also play the piano. It would be so nice to be able to see/hear you on YouTube.

    With much admiration,

    Don Salle (I wish that Marilyn had met you as well)

    San Mateo, CA

  • Don! Thank you so much for the kind words and vote of confidence. It truly takes an inspiration or an idea to get going. I feel so inspired by everything you’ve shared in your above comment. It’s nice to hear what kind of experiences people have had with a personal chef (along with some good tips too)!
    Clearly we’re both music lovers as well! Personally, I have a hard time being in the kitchen without music on… and a good glass of Spanish wine (Lezaun Navarra 2008 is my current favorite). I too wish that I could’ve met Marilyn, but I am so happy I was able to connect with you! best wishes to you and may our paths cross again someday!
    -Kelsey Crawford

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