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Jessica Meyers Altman, Chef

Jessica is a certified plant-based chef, and has a certification in plant-based nutrition. She is a passionate educator, and has taught science, community gardening, and food education for the last 17 years. She holds a Master’s in Science Education and is a certified NYS biology teacher. Jessica now combines her passion for cooking & gardening with her passion for teaching.

She writes recipes and photographs her food blog, Garden Fresh Foodie, a blog devoted to plant-based, gluten free, seasonal recipes. Jessica teaches as an adjunct professor at a local Buffalo, NY college, Daemen College, as well as healthy cooking classes in the Buffalo, NY area wherever there’s a table and an outlet!

Her recipes are featured on the One Green Planet, Food Revolution Network (a program begun by John Robbins, of Diet for a New America & The Food Revolution), The American Heart Association, Forks Over Knives, www.tastespotting.comwww.foodgawker.com, and www.findingvegan.com.

Jean Hayes, Chef

Jean Hayes is a registered nurse with a passion for plant-based eating and cooking. She has a certificate in plant based nutrition from eCornell and she and her family started their quest for better health in 2012 after she learned that plant-based nutrition can not only prevent, but reverse many chronic health conditions.

She has spent the last two years discovering the fabulous flavor combinations possible in a whole foods plant-based diet and loves to share her dishes and the benefits she and her family have experienced with anyone who will listen! You can read Jean’s story and follow her on her blog, The Plant Based Nurse.