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  • Diane Hoch – Founder

    Diane Hoch, CHC, founded The Food Evolution in 2010, and is currently its CEO. She is a natural foods educator, chef, health coach, and wellness expert. Diane received her nutrition education at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and continued her culinary education at the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. Due to her formal […]
  • Marcella Guglielmo

    Chef Marcella Guglielmo, a graduate from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts is a ServeSafe Certified, Health Supportive Chef and Meal Plan Consultant who believes in the principle of what we eat affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. The importance of having good health always occupies Chef Marcella’s mind as she […]
  • Elodie Trouche

    Elodie Trouche is a Holistic Chef and a graduate of The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts in New York City. She is a teacher and a consultant on Wholefoods cooking, as well as the owner of Trouche Catering. Her kitchen reflects her philosophy on eating consciously and cultivating an appreciation for nourishing […]
  • Julia Andrews

    Growing up in a Sicilian family, most of Julia’s time was spent cooking with her family. The taste, texture, smell and visual beauty of food not only energizes the body, but when shared with others warms the heart. Julia loves all the emotions and the feelings that the people in the room let off when […]
  • Carol Galanty

    Carol Galanty is the founder of the online health and wellness resource Get Some Zen, a website dedicated to teaching people to heal themselves by using food as their medicine and living a disease preventive lifestyle.  Carol is a health supportive chef trained by The Natural Gourmet Institute in Manhattan; a certified holistic health counselor; […]
  • Antonette Jerome

    I came to the United States, in 1982, from India. The southern region is entirely different from the northern region, in terms of food, language and the culture. From my childhood, I have a very strong love and devotion for cooking, including trying different regional cooking. Most of the southern Indian cooking is healthy, made […]
  • Nina Chaifetz

    Nina Chaifetz is a Board Certified Health Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Herbalist. She assists her clients in powerfully transforming their lives by helping them discover what they need to feel their best.  She teaches people to take better care of them selves and guides them to make positive, lasting changes so that they […]
  • Laura Kallen

    Laura Kallen has completed a nationally recognized 200-hour registered yoga teacher training and to date has taught over 3,000 hours of yoga and plans to continue teaching for the rest of her life. Through her yoga practice, Laura became even more in tune with her body and noticed how her nutrition played an integral role […]
  • Frank Giglio

    Frank Giglio wears many hats. At age 15, he fell in love with the fascinating world of food. Eager and intrigued, he began apprenticing directly under some of the top chefs in the US, which instilled a deep understanding of the creative process in working with food, and infused in him the importance of fine […]
  • Peter Berley

    Peter Berley is a working chef, cookbook author, and culinary instructor. Peter’s foremost concern is the development of local sustainable food systems and the fate of home cooking in America. Former executive chef of the world-renowned Angelica Kitchen restaurant in New York City, he is Chef at The Culinary Loft in NYC, holds classes at […]
  • Charlotte Hiller

    Charlotte Hiller, Certified Holistic Health Coach, received her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. IIN is the largest nutrition school in the world, hosting many world renowned speakers and health/medical experts. She learned over 100 different dietary theories and how to integrate traditional nutrition philosophies with the most current health […]
  • Andrea Beaman

    Andrea Beaman is a whole foods chef, food expert, inspirational teacher, television personality and the author of The Whole Truth, How I Naturally Reclaimed My Health and You Can Too! and The Eating and Recipe Guide – Better Food, Better Health. She has her own health and wellness show called Fed Up! and is the […]
  • Alex Hadassah Anzalone

    Alex Hadassah Anzalone is a Holistic Health Coach and Natural Foods Chef.  Her summers in the Mediterranean growing up instilled a profound appreciation in her for the elegant simplicity of freshly picked, high quality whole foods –and how superbly inspiring they can be to our taste buds.  It also taught her the importance of taking […]
  • Barbara Laino

    Barbara Taylor Laino is a Certified Organic Farmer, Holistic Health Coach, Natural Chef, and Herbalist. Her farm, Midsummer Farm, in Warwick, NY, offers a high-end CSA program, Animal Welfare Approved pastured eggs, and huge heirloom seedling sales each Spring. She also writes a monthly Artisanal Living eNewsletter, and runs a workshop series – in the […]
  • Sally Eisenberg

    Sally Eisenberg is a Health Coach certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University and is accredited by the Association of Drugless Practitioners. She founded Nourish Ur Life in 2007 and maintains a private practice in Center City Philadelphia. As a multi-media artist, she has always been passionate about nutrition and healthy living […]

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  • The Food Evolution is a nutrition and cooking center designed to teach you how to prepare delicious and nutritious "whole foods".