We will gather remotely, and recipes will be sent in advance to give you time to shop for ingredients.
Del will lead you at a slow and easy pace while he shares his secrets for making plant based food delicious. You will prepare an entrée, a side dish, and a dessert.
Limited to 8 individuals.
Del’s cooking career began when he was just eight years old; creating dishes from whatever he could find in his father’s kitchen. By age of thirteen he was flaunting his culinary talents by preparing family dinners, much to his mother’s delight. After high school Del shelved his love for the kitchen and sold men’s clothing while he attended The Ohio State University School of Business. Selling suits and ties did not polish Del’s wing tipped shoes so he set out to pursue his passion, cooking. He landed a position at one of Columbus, Ohio’s premier vegetarian restaurants, The King Avenue Coffeehouse, and spent 8 ½ years honing his skills in the kitchen.
In 1997 Del opened his own bakery, Del’s Bread, where he created, prepared and served delicious vegan pastries, breads, potpies, calzones, smoothies and other sorted delicacies to the palate of his Columbus based clientele. In 2001, Del transitioned from his bakery business to start a vegan Personal Chef Service, preparing eclectic plant-based cuisine to his already captivated audience. During this time, he developed what became a very popular cooking class series, sharing many of the delicious recipes he had created over the years with his students.
In 2006, Del joined Wellness Forum Foods as Executive Chef, where he continued the tradition of delivering great tasting plant-based meals to clients locally and throughout the continental United States. During his tenure at Wellness Forum Health, Del completed: Facilitator Training, preparing him to teach the popular Class Wellness Forum Health 101, a popular class that teaches Wellness Forum Health members to take control of their health by teaching them to become informed consumers of their own health; and The popular class Diet and Lifestyle Intervention Course, taught by Dr. Popper and other leaders in the field of Whole Foods Plant Based Health.
Del continues to teach cooking and health classes and is a keynote speaker at local venues and events around the country.
Del is the author of Forks over Knives: The Cookbook, on the New York Bestseller list for more than 30 weeks; Better than Vegan, the story of his struggle with weight loss and gain, and how he managed to lose over 200 pounds on a low fat, plant based diet and; The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook, and The China Study Family Cookbook; bringing the whole family to the plant based table.
Del Is currently working with the T Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies In their Community Leads division as the Associate Director. The mission statement fir Community Leads is to empower sustainable food-based initiatives around the world. We’ll do this by providing grants to enable innovative start-ups and to propel the growth of existing initiatives.
This class is being offered as part of Simply Living’s annual fundraiser, Gift To Be Simple. The $25 class fee will be donated to support the work of Simply Living.