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Richard LaMarita

Richard LaMarita is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education and has been a Chef Instructor since 1986. He has worked in many popular restaurants in NYC, including Tabla. He has been practicing and studying Ayurveda for 30 years. He holds a Master’s Degree from Maharishi Vedic University and has worked with accomplished Ayurvedic masters such as Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Dr. B.D. TriGuna. He has led seminars on Ayurveda, Diet and Nutrition, Cooking, Yoga, and Meditation throughout the US, in Europe, and in Asia. Presently, he works as a private chef, and is a Chef Instructor at NGI.

October 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

Tuesday, October 23

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Hands-On, Lecture

November 2018

Ancient Grains For The Modern Kitchen

Learn how traditional grains originally cultivated thousands of years ago have withstood the test of time. Ancient grains are prized for their sustenance and rich nutritional profile. These chewy, nutty superfoods are easy to prepare and are rich in B-vitamins, soluble and insoluble fiber, complex carbohydrates, protein, and minerals. Whether you are avoiding gluten or just looking for ways to transform them into innovative, modernized dishes, they are the perfect complement to your diet. Learn to identify, select, and prepare grains including millet,…

Richard LaMarita

Friday, November 16

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

Vegan Small Plates From Around The World

While Spanish tapas have given small plates the spotlight, many cultures have their own style of this social, relaxed way of dining. Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or just your sweet self, bring playfulness and fun back to the table with this eclectic menu. Join our NGI chef in learning how to create a meal of bold, mouthwatering bites with flavors from around the globe. FAQ

Richard LaMarita

Wednesday, November 28

6:30pm — 9:30pm

Demonstration, Hands-On

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