Award Winning French Trained Chef's Transition to Plant Based Foods Serves to Inspire and Educate Others
Through her weekly “Facebook Live” cooking segments and corresponding blog, Chef Gretchen Hanson reaches the general public and those who may be interested in adopting a plant based diet, but do not know where to do start to prepare amazing and easy to prepare plant based meals.
When subscribing to Chef Gretchen Hanson’s blog, according to a subscriber, “one soon realizes that they have signed up for more than a simple blog subscription.” Chef Gretchen Hanson believes in educating, and “helping others gain her love and passion for plant based cooking.” She describes her plant based cooking as “global eco fusion” based on local ingredients farmed sustainably and from applying knowledge gained from her prior travels around the world. She defines herself as a “plant based chef who is also a storyteller, which is evident. In Hanson’s blog she discusses her journey and life’s adventures, she has a way of inviting everyone to not only be inspired by her plant based transition, but to inspire positive change that they wish to see in themselves.” Her thought process in transitioning to a plant based diet, as stated by Chef Gretchen Hanson, “I thought that I could never be vegan because I initially thought it would marginalize me in my profession. I was not correct in that initial thought. Morally and ethically, my conscious found a way to transition to plant based and it was and is the right decision. I realized everyone has choices, including myself.” She concluded, “I now educate others, including industry peers to softly nudge them to the point where many of them now at least feature vegan options on their menus. And, it is no longer viewed as a 'marginalized' food choice by many chefs, it’s respected for the praise it should be given, as a much better way.”
Chef Gretchen Hanson’s weekly cooking segments are held on her Facebook fan page at https://www.facebook.com/chefgretchenhanson/. The public is welcome and encouraged to sign up on her blog to be a part of her vegan cooking class through her website, https://www.chefgretchenhanson.com. On twitter you may find her posts by searching #foodislove, and by following @chefgretchenhanson.
Chef Gretchen Hanson has won awards to include: “Best of the Coast Vegan and Vegetarian Dining for 2013-2015; Best of the Coast Healthy Dining Options 2012-2015; Winner of Best Vegetarian Chili at the “Polar Bear Plunge” in Rehoboth, Delaware 2010-2016 to name a few. She was the developer of the “Healthy Eating Initiative” for Boys and Girls Club in Kips Bay, New York in 2011-2012; a founding board member of Local on the Menu in Rehoboth; a founding board member of Rehoboth Inspired Board Initiative; and a founding board member of The Immanuel Shelter in 2015 in which she is still involved. To reach Chef Gretchen Hanson directly, she may be reached at email@example.com or via phone at 302-381-1821.
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