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Amanda Archibald has combined her unique training as an analyst and a nutritionist (RD) with her culinary expertise to pioneer a new conversation in nutrition. Amanda's trailblazing work is redefining the food, nutrition and cooking education footprint in ways that are understandable, meaningful and fundamentally achievable for all Americans. Her cutting edge work in Culinary Genomics, unveiled in 2015, has created a new frontier, essentially uniting the fields of Genomic Medicine with the Culinary Arts. Through this work, Amanda is placing food, chefs, and the kitchen at the epicenter of healing and igniting a new nutrition conversation for the world. Amanda has been involved in lecturing, teaching, counseling and producing state of the art experiential food and nutrition learning experiences for consumers and health professionals alike since 2003. Her work has been showcased in more than 30 states, 100 U.S. cities, and 7 countries. She has also produced four international food policy focused events. In all of her endeavors, Amanda's vision remains crystal clear: help individuals understand how food works in the body. Then translate it to the plate in accessible, affordable, nourishing and deeply flavorful ways. Through her nutrition and culinary expertise, Amanda has spoken extensively at nutrition, medical and agricultural conferences. As an analyst, she has presented at conferences as diverse as The Fancy Food Show, World Wide Food Expo and the Institute for Food Technology. Her work has been broadly showcased in the media to include The Food Network, Food Management Magazine, Today's Dietitian, Kiwi Magazine and beyond. When not working, Amanda is an avid cyclist, hiker, and participant in all snow sports. She passionately enjoys her Rocky Mountain lifestyle, residing in the beautiful High Country know as Summit County, Colorado.
Karyn Calabrese declares "she is not special". Yet it is undeniable, she has a special gift. She has learned to listen to the knowledge innate within herself and become a leading holistic healer and teacher. Many people look at Karyn at 67 and assume she inherited a strong matriarchy. The facts are, however, that both her mother and grandmother died at ages younger than Karyn is now. With this seeming fate at hand, she sets out to prove her genetic heredity wrong. This is where her story begins. Alone with two children to raise, she bought her first wheatgrass juicer and opened a new life of growth and prosperity with her first business, growing and distributing wheatgrass. More importantly this began her life-long exploration into the inter-connectedness between food and body and the ultimate attainment of self-insurance and inner peace. Karyn had been a vegetarian for 12 years, but this was merely a first step leading towards a completely raw food diet. No doubt this is a tough life to come to. It is out of the "norm" and denies what we have so long held as "truths". To make this more feasible, Karyn opened her raw-foods restaurant, Karyn's Fresh Corner, which was a thriving success. Although mostly self taught, Karyn had many mentors along the way. It was through these interactions that Karyn found the next important step in her path. She believes it is not enough to simply eat live foods but to cleanse the body of the strong, negative, anti-life foods still in the body. Today, Karyn teaches detoxification classes through the year to give these lessons to others. To facilitate this process of cleansing, she opened a holistic therapy center, Karyn's Inner Beauty Center. This is where we find Karyn today. A 67 year old woman and "Raw Foodist of the Year" who lives the full, lively life she envisioned giving herself. She is working on a book that gives the voice to the positive experiences of the people she has helped along their own journeys. And this is what, contrary to what she declares, does indeed make her special. She has created an all-encompassing environment of food, health, guidance and care where we can all participate in our own well being. For as Karyn herself questions at the end of every day: "If you don't take care of this, the most magnificent machine you'll ever be given, where are you going to live?"
Chef Ana Garcia is one of the most vivacious culinary personalities today. Known as "the Mexican Rachel Ray," Chef Ana has taught thousands of guests the secrets of traditional Mexican cuisine at La Villa Bonita, her specially-designed culinary hotel. Chef Ana has introduced the hobbyist and professional alike to traditional Mexican techniques that are easy to integrate into daily life or the gourmet application. Chef Ana has appeared on the Food Network, PBS, Telemundo, Univision, and ABC and is a regular guest on KTLA's Morning News at 9 and WGN's Midday News explaining the cultural and culinary significance of Mexican holidays. Her culinary vacations have been described as "a life-changing vacation" by National Geographic Books and one of the top 5 world culinary vacations by the Food Network. Join Chef Ana live and learn her family culinary secrets!