August 2018

Power Bowls That Heal: Mind, Body, and Soul

Do you want to increase your mindfulness? Try eating your meals from a bowl. Trends may come and go but the power of having a nutritious meal from one bowl is an age-old concept that is making its way back to mainstream. Join us in the kitchen to learn just what to put in your bowl, that will offer you a healthier more mindful way to enjoy a meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the…

Richard LaMarita

Wednesday, August 15

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On, Lecture

The Simply Vegan Cooking Class

Join Chef Dustin Harder to find out just how simple vegan cooking can be. Dustin has traveled the country as host of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie, to bring plant based inspiration to the home kitchen. Reinventing classics in his latest cookbook, The Simply Vegan Cookbook, Dustin focuses on using easy to find every day ingredients to create flavorful dishes that will have you coming back to these recipes again and again! Dustin is a graduate…

Dustin Harder

Friday, August 17

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Vegan Tea Time Desserts: Summer Menu

Baking enthusiasts: preheat your ovens, grab a whisk, and prepare yourself for deeply satisfying desserts. Join Chef Ann Nunziata in giving your favorite Tea Time classics an updated, modern twist. Learn her best-kept secrets for creating indulgent AND healthy-supportive vegan sweets using whole grain flours, unprocessed fats, unrefined sweeteners, and heart-healthy fruits, seeds, and nuts. Goodbye sugar rush, hello heavenly cakes, gooey brownies, and dreamy ice cream. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques.…

Ann Nunziata

Saturday, August 18

1:00pm — 4:00pm

Hands-On

Sensational Soups and Salads

Take your soup and salad creations to the next level. These entrée-worthy dishes are exactly what you need on days that you crave a simple yet satisfying meal. You will learn how to use complementary flavors and textures to compose dishes that are complex but never complicated, giving you a sensationally balanced meal. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the various techniques. Although students will not have hands on experience with each recipe, they will learn techniques for each and be…

Alexandra Borgia

Sunday, August 19

10:30am — 1:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Upgrade Your Desk Lunch

A great lunch should be a delicious and healthful mid-point meal between breakfast and dinner, sustaining your energy and helping you avoid crashing in the second half of the day. Join our NGI chef for a full menu that will inspire you to make more satisfying desk lunches and less Standard American Diet meals. Whether you meal prep your lunches for the week or take leftovers from dinner, this class will give you the opportunity to learn how to make a variety of…

Richard LaMarita

Tuesday, August 21

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Vegan Farm to Table Cooking

Making the most of all the fresh vegetable bounty in your CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share or Greenmarket shopping spree can be challenging. Quantities can be too much. Unfamiliar produce is tempting, but what to do with it? Join Chef and Organic Farmer Megan Huylo to learn how to creatively and deliciously use everything in the CSA box, every time. Have fun preparing and eating this fresh, vegan menu. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering the…

Megan Huylo

Wednesday, August 22

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On

Knife Skills

Learning to use a sharp knife properly and safely is essential to good cooking. You’ll prepare your meals in half the time as you effectively master knife techniques for mincing, dicing, slicing and more. You’ll learn how to select and care for your knives as well as how to sharpen and hone them along with your skills. A satisfying, seasonal vegan meal will be served from the ingredients you cut. *Each class is built upon techniques, with multiple recipes covering…

Richard LaMarita

Tuesday, August 28

10:30am — 1:30pm

Hands-On

Eating for Emotional Healing and Balance

Being in the city that never sleeps with hectic schedules, stressful lives, and nearly endless exposure to convenient meals has a major impact on our food relationships and why we choose the foods we choose. This class focuses on creating a food relationship based on nourishment and love. In this class, we’ll take a step back from the hustle and bustle to slow down; allowing us to physically and emotionally reconnect with our food. We’ll acknowledge factors that can damage…

Shauna Keeler

Tuesday, August 28

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

September 2018

Vegan Desserts: A 4-Day Intensive Workshop

Immerse yourself in the wondrous world of vegan desserts during this exciting four-day workshop. The in-depth course will give you hands-on experience with the ingredients, tools, and techniques needed to confidently prepare outstanding desserts free of dairy, eggs, refined sweeteners, and margarine. Under the guidance of Natural Gourmet Institute’s expert vegan pastry chefs, you will learn how to transform wholesome plant-based ingredients into chewy cookies and bars, perfect pies, truffles, layer cakes, ice creams, and more. Plus, you’ll turn your…

NGI Chef’s Training Program Faculty

Monday, September 10

9:30am — 4:00pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Ketotarian Book Signing and Q&A with Dr. Will Cole

NGI is excited to welcome Dr. Will Cole for a special book signing and Q&A for his new book, Ketotarian. Agenda: 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Meet & Greet with Dr. Cole with samples from his book 1:30 pm -2:00 pm Q&A moderated by Liz Moody of mindbodygreen 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Book Signing About the book: The keto craze is just getting warmed up. The ketogenic diet kick-starts your body’s metabolism so it burns fat instead of sugar as its primary fuel.…

Dr. Will Cole

Saturday, September 15

1:00pm — 3:00pm

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