Chef Demo Schedule
Barefoot Essence blog
|Simple, whole foods, plant-based cooking for busy families
author of Raw Food Made Easy
|Raw food made easy
||Jo Kaucher and Kat Barry
The Chicago Diner
|Secrets of The Chicago Diner
SS Sweets and Munch Restaurant
|Healthy vegan cooking withoiut oil, sugar or nuts
Native Foods Café
|Secrets of Native Foods Café
Here's a chance to meet and learn from some of the top chefs in the vegan world.
Chicago VeganMania began hosting Chef Demos in 2010, and they have quickly become
one of the favorite events in the festival. We are still finalizing our
roster for this year (we'll be announcing it as soon as we can!), but
we can promise it will be as exciting as always.
Some of the chefs who have demoed at past Chicago VeganMania events
include the Vegan Black Metal Chef, authors Isa Chandra Moskowitz,
Miyoko Schinner, and Fran Costigan, Native Foods' Kendall Huff
(pictured above), Ste. Martaen's Laviyah Ayanna, and many others.
As always, everyone who attends a chef demo gets to sample the tasty creation they were just taught.
About the Chefs
© 2013, Chicago VeganMania
wants to live in a world where green juice flows from taps, going
barefoot is totally cool, and homes downsize instead of up-size. A
sought after plant-based cook + urban-minimalist, her unfussy food and
minimalist musings have been featured on Kris Carr, Happy Herbivore,
Mint.com and The Local Beet Chicago.
Learn how to connect with your food and unfuss everything about your food + home at Barefoot Essence.
|Jennifer Cornbleet is
a native of Chicago and has a passion for teaching. While attending the
University of Chicago she was introduced to raw foods. During a summer
vacation from teaching she attended a raw chef training program at
Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She was inspired and changed
careers to become a nationally known raw food chef, trainer and author.
She is the author of Raw Food Made Easy Revised and Raw for Dessert along with 3 training DVDs.
a Chicago native and self-taught chef, learned tricks of the trade as
an experienced cook & baker in restaurant/hotel kitchens. She
became vegetarian in 1971 and hasn’t looked back. In 1983, she
co-founded the meat-free Chicago Diner, intuitively pioneering the
combination of vegetarian cuisine with comfort food flair.
a Michigan native, has been an off-and-on vegetarian since age 13.
Becoming vegan seven years ago impacted her health so profoundly, she
quit her real estate career to become a vegan caterer. Her passion for
vegetables, personal journey, and media savvy help her to motivate and
a self-taught baking Chicago-area native, has always had a passion for
eating and making food. When she saw videos of factory farming in 2009,
she went vegan overnight and has not looked back. Shortly after going
vegan she co-founded a vegan confectionery catering company and became
very active in animal rights activism. Sandi specializes in vegan and
gluten-free baking and treats with her custom catering, special events
and demonstration business, SS Sweets. She is also the pastry chef at Munch, a vegetarian and vegan restaurant in Oak Park, and you can find many of her original recipes on the dessert menu.
||Julie Marie is a Food Coach and Cooking Instructor certified in Plant
Based Nutrition. She is the creator of Protective Diet: an oil
free, sugar free, nut free vegan plan to eliminate obesity, reverse and
prevent disease. Her students are inspired with one on one coaching, 30
day whole food detox group workshops, phone coaching, cooking classes,
support groups and live presentations. She makes it fun, easy and
affordable to adopt this proven clean eating plan to eliminate disease,
stop food cravings and reach you ideal body weight without struggle or
exercise. Her plan never restricts meal portions and always
provides meal satisfaction with classic recipes. A Protective
Diet offers excellent disease prevention and anti aging benefits.
Results are typical and health goals are achieved with personal
guidance and support. Julie put an end to her personal struggle with
obesity and heart disease. She is paying it forward with her
knowledge, cooking skills and experience. She has educated many
how to make this lifestyle easy, rewarding and sustainable. For free
recipes, cooking videos, coaching, detox workshops, private or group
cooking classes and event presentation information visit ProtectiveDiet.com
||Kendall Huff Chef
Kendall Huff grew up in the Midwest where she was able to work on
farms, play with animals, roll in hay, and appreciate nature and what
it has to offer. Her obsession with food began at an early age, and she
loved to eat… a lot! While growing up on the farm,
there were two calves named Sally and Butterscotch, whom Chef Kendall
loved dearly. One day, after realizing that Sally didn’t really
go on “vacation,” Chef Kendall embraced a vegetarian diet. She was 7 years old.
Chef Kendall attended culinary school at the Illinois Institute of Art-
Chicago and has a five-star background with The Peninsula Hotel, The
Ritz Carlton, The Nines Hotel in Portland, The Blackstone Hotel and The
After spending 2 weeks at the Kushi Macrobiotic Institute in Becket,
MA, she realized that spreading the knowledge of a plant-based diet and
healthy lifestyle was her true passion, and she became an Executive
Chef at Native Foods Café.
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