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Behind the Scenes: Friday Night Dinner at Natural Gourmet Institute

Friday Night Dinner (FND) at Natural Gourmet Institute is a weekly, 3-course, plant-based dinner open to the public and the final project for students in the Chef’s Training Program. FND was added to the curriculum as an opportunity for students to showcase their new-found culinary technique, gain real-life experience and express their individual creativity. For […]

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True to Our Roots: Why Should We Eat Whole Foods?

In honor of our 40th anniversary this fall, we’ve dug into our archives to find some of our favorite articles written by Natural Gourmet Institute founder, Annemarie Colbin Ph.D. This series will celebrate her teachings on food, science and nutrition, which are now more prominent than ever in the better food movement. Annemarie was a true visionary: inquisitive, […]

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Season Like a Chef

Through 30+ years in the professional kitchen, I’ve heard the same question again and again: “Why doesn’t my [fill in the blank] taste like the one from the restaurant?” Sometimes it’s “Why doesn’t my chicken come out as juicy, with crisp skin?” Other times it’s “My guacamole never tastes as avocado-y as the handmade from […]

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Faces of NGI: Q&A with Melody Miller, Chief Operating Officer

The NGI community is made up of faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds. In this series, we’re featuring a staff member or chef instructor to give you a taste of who we are and how we each contribute to creating a quality, health-supportive culinary education. NGI welcomed Melody Miller as Chief Operating Officer last […]

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Intuitive Eating: Looking and Listening Within

When it comes down to it, no one knows your body better than you. When you listen to your body, it knows best – and will tell you – what, how, and when to eat. This is Intuitive eating: forging a stronger relationship between your food choices and their effects on your wellbeing. Be in […]

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Life as a Private Chef with NGI Alum, Cara Lanzi

Cara Lanzi is a graduate of NGI’s Chef’s Training Program, and the proud Owner of Simply Honest Kitchen (SHK). SHK is a local private chef, catering and in-home cooking instruction business which serves the tri-state area. At NGI, Chef Cara honed her culinary skills and learned how to merge a diverse range of cuisines with health […]

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