In this session, Master Chef Casey Thompson will teach you how to cook amazing, healthy meals on a BUDGET by stocking your pantry with the specific items she uses in this live, interactive experience. Talk with Casey to learn how you can add variety, spice, balance, and nourishment to your diet with these simple, effective meals and a little bit of creative preparation.
In this session, Chef Dave Martin interacts with learners to discuss solutions to healthier, balanced nutrition options for back to school or road trips. He provides live, fun, interactive commentary and shares recipes and ideas to help you avoid the fast food trap both at home and on the go.
Come ready to learn and add a host of new recipes to keep everyone excited and energized about the adventures that lie ahead.
Did you know connecting to the seasons and eating what nature provides abundantly helps heal the body and keep us balanced? Join Natural Food Chef and Holistic Health Coach Andrea Beaman as she teaches us how eating seasonally helps heal the body and keeps us balanced. Using "seasonal" ingredients, you can enhance immunity and cook for specific conditions such as colds in the winter. Andrea will prepare a delicious meal that is in season and full of great fall flavors!
Fabio Viviani is the owner and executive chef of Cafe Firenze, a renowned Italian restaurant in Ventura Country, and Osteria Firenze, a popular Los Angeles Italian eatery. Aside from working in his restaurants Fabio has many projects that he is passionate about when hes not busy promoting healthy eating for children, he is also an endorser of Italian mineral water producer San Pellegrino, Bialetti Cookwear, Bertolli Olive Oil, and Santa Margarita Winery. Fabio Viviani has published two successful cookbooks including the Cafe Firenze Cookbook and an e-book Did I Really Make Breakfast which made it onto multiple Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of release.
Fabio is perhaps best known in America for appearing on season 5 of Bravos reality series Top Chef and earning a place among the final four contestants. Before he was eliminated from the competition, he was named Fan Favorite. Fabio returned to Bravo in 2010 to compete in their Top Chef All Stars edition.
Food has played a momentous role in my life starting when I was much younger. Coming from two very different families, one influenced from the south and the second from a heavily influenced French cuisine. I found cooking to be my calling. My start began as a prep cook at the Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas where I spent my hours peeling potatoes, killing lobster and tying corn husk bows. This was necessary to achieve the goals I had set in front of me. Soon I would be setting up a hot appetizer station as well as my pantry station and then one after another, station by station I eventually achieved sous chef under the Southwest Legend, Dean Fearing.
After several years I began as an executive chef at Shinsei in Dallas. It was a pan asian/open concept sushi bar. It was then that I was approached by Top Chef for Season 3. After competing on the show and achieving great success as a finalist and fan favorite, I moved to San Francisco to continue my education in food and wine. I spent 3 years working for various wineries pairing wines with foods selected from local farms. I learned a tremendous amount and became the US Ambassador for Terrazas de los Andes, a Moet-Hennessey brand. In all of my travels my basics have stayed the same.
Food: Seasonally Influenced American, focusing on sustainable proteins while utilizing fresh, organic, and local produce.
Color: Kelly Green because green reminds me of grass, vegetables, and life.
Inspiration: That the lives of today should use our resources to meet todays demands and preserve our environment so that tomorrows generations can meet their needs.
Salad Dressing: Ranch it reminds me of Texas and it contains mayonnaise. It is the glue that holds us together. And who doesnt like herbs and mayonnaise together?
Andrea Beaman is a Natural Foods Chef, author, and television host dedicated to alternative healing and sustainable living. Successfully healing her incurable thyroid disease with health-promoting foods, exercise and other natural therapies was the catalyst that transformed her life, health and profession. Andrea is passionate about sharing this information with others so they can heal, too.