Amber Shea Crawley is a chef and writer specializing in health- and happiness-promoting food. She was classically trained in the art of gourmet living cuisine at the world-renowned Matthew Kenney Academy, graduating in 2010 as a certified raw chef. In 2011, she earned her Nutrition Educator certification at the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. Amber blogs at ChefAmberShea.com.
Robin Robertson is a vegan chef and award-winning cookbook author whose culinary experience spans nearly thirty years. She has been a chef, caterer, cooking teacher, and food columnist. Her cookbooks include the best-selling Vegan Planet, Quick-Fix Vegan, Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, Vegan on the Cheap, 1,000 Vegan recipes, and Vegan Fire & Spice. Robin blogs at www.RobinRobertson.com.
Bryanna Clark Grogan has over 22 years experience with recipe development and is the author of eight vegan cookbooks. Among her previous titles are Nonna’s Italian Kitchen, The Almost No Fat Cookbook, and The Fiber for Life Cookbook, and she developed the recipes for Dr. Neal Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes. A teacher, lecturer, and former newspaper columnist, you can see Bryanna’s blog at: VeganFeastKitchen.blogspot.com.
Tamasin Noyes loves big, bold flavors and writes recipes that resonate with
passion, compassion, and happiness. Over the years, Tami has worked in
restaurants, founded a non-profit organization, and devoted herself to
drawing people to veganism through cooking. Tami is the author (or
co-author) of several other books. In addition to writing for several online
magazines, Tami’s also blogs at http://www.veganappetite.com
Betsy DiJulio is a longtime vegan, freelance journalist, and board-certified art instructor. The Hampton Roads (VA) culinary personality enjoys photography and food styling and has won national recipe competitions. She is an animal rights supporter and SPCA volunteer who cooks, writes, and teaches in Virginia Beach, VA. She blogs about vegan food at TheBloomingPlatter.com.
Somer McCowan has been cooking since her early teens. A self-taught chef, she has always been passionate about experimenting with food and inventing delicious recipes. Through whole vegan food, Somer lost weight and reversed a severe autoimmune illness. She has worked in the food industry in the U.S. and Australia, including bakeries, several restaurants, and a juice bar. It wasn’t until she became vegan, however, that she truly blossomed in her own kitchen. Her book will be published in Spring 2014. See her food blog at www.vedgedout.com.
Summer Sanders has long had a passion for holistic health, fresh foods, and fitness. She trained at the Matthew Kenney Academy in Santa Monica, CA, and eventually took a job with the school as a raw food instructor. Summer was also integral to the development of the Matthew Kenney Online Academy. She now runs a whole food cleansing and health consulting company called Radiantly Raw Lifestyles. She is a certified personal trainer, weight management coach, prenatal exercise coach, and fitness nutrition specialist with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Look for her book in 2014. www.radiantlyrawlifestyles.com.
Ayinde Howell is an executive Chef living and working in New York City. His recipes have been published in the New York Times, Essence Magazine, VegNews Magazine and many others. He is a fourth generation entrepreneur with two businesses and a 501c3 under his belt. He currently holds the position of founder and “Bossman” of the award winning iEatGrass.com, also home to his critically acclaimed culinary event brand, Wildflower. His book, co-authored with Zoe Eisenberg, is scheduled for publication in the Fall 2014.
Zoe Eisenberg is a writer and editor who focuses on food and sex. A certified holistic health counselor with a degree in creative writing, Zoe has been published in a variety of print and online sources, from vegan information hubs like Vegan Mainstream, to the viral and often outrageous women’s website XOJane.com. She writes about living, loving and eating on her blog, SexyTofu.com, and is currently the Managing Editor of www.ieatgrass.com.
Zsu Dever, also known as Vegan Aide, has been involved in the restaurant business most of her life. She hails from a long line of culinary professionals and restaurateurs. She is the author of the blog Zsu’s Vegan Pantry. Zsu is passionate about teaching new vegans and vegetarians how to succeed with their newly chosen diet and become lifelong vegans. She is a homeschooling mother of three teenagers and resides in San Diego, CA. Look for Zsu Dever’s book in 2015. www.zsusveganpantry.com.