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She’s a Chef, a business owner, a cooking educator and a fitness instructor - this busy lady does it all! And now, Naimah Rutling (aka @chefnai, owner of @her.catering) is adding one more thing to her list … she’s signed on to be a CWC Ambassador, so that she can help you add fitness and healthy eating to YOUR list!
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With our new Ambassador program, we’re creating a much needed support system within the food industry - a group of people like Naimah Rutling, who know the way #industrylife works: the long hours on your feet, the high stress levels, just how easy it is to develop unhealthy habits. They’ve been there and have found a way to make wellness a priority, despite the challenges. Now they’re ready to help you prioritize your own wellness, creating a new way of life in the food world!
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Our new wellness web series, called “Get Back On Your List” is coming to the CWC #YouTubeChannel in January 2019. It will feature clips from Chef Naimah & the rest of the Ambassador team as they share fitness tips, recipes & health strategies that will make it easy for you to make healthy changes part of your daily life. Join us on a wellness journey where we all support each other! Subscribe at the link in our bio to never miss a video.
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“If you’re determined enough, you can achieve anything.” - Kelly McKeown - Chef, Crossfit Enthusiast & our newest Cooks Who Care Ambassador!
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As a Sous Chef at Philadelphia’s High Street on Market (@highstphilly) Kelly McKeown spends long days on her feet, pushing herself to excel. She finds balance outside of the kitchen by eating healthy and exercising. It’s been more than a year since she gave up alcohol and started practicing Crossfit - changes that took her wellness journey to a whole new level and enabled her to achieve things she never thought possible.
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As a #CWCAmbassador, Kelly will help you push yourself to a new level also. Look for recipes & fitness ideas  from Kelly and the rest of our ambassadors that make it easy to make healthy choices in our new wellness web series “Get Back On Your List” - coming this January to our exclusive #YouTubeChannel. We’ll be sharing food tips & strategies, along with fitness support, that work with your busy lifestyle. Subscribe at the link in our bio!
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #cheflife #industrylife #balance
Fall is here, but that doesn’t mean ice cream season is over! Today, we’re re-connecting with Steven Dorcelien, owner & operator of @brighyellowcreamery and bringing back the #behindthestove series.
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For Steven, ice cream is something to be enjoyed all year round. It’s about a feeling. He chose the name “Bright Yellow” for his company because he wanted to conjure up a specific mood. Cheerful, positive, sunny … “This is how we want people to feel when they’re eating ice cream,” he says. “Ice cream is an escape. We want it to be a positive escape,” no matter what time of year it is!
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The spirit of Bright Yellow Creamery comes from Steven’s love for his product. He got his start with a small home ice cream machine and from there he “fell in love with the art & the science of making ice cream … it became a passion!” He wanted to take what he was enjoying at home and share the flavors & quality with others, and a business was born. Inspired by his mother, who immigrated from Haiti & brought with her a mentality of “making what you can with what you have & what you can grow from the earth,” Steven focuses on sourcing locally as much as possible, with milk from @tscreamery & ingredients from @whiskeyhollowmaple, @fruitwoodorchardhoney & @lacolombe to name a few.
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Taste the difference for yourself! You can find Bright Yellow Creamery on Saturdays at the Rittenhouse Square Farmers’ Market, pick up a pint @greenaisle grocery or @greensgrow, or hire the ice cream cart for your next catering event!
📷 credit - @scottjcampbell11
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Getting healthy doesn’t just happen. The first step on a health journey often involves making some tough, but important, decisions. As Ellen Metro approached age 40, she knew it was time to make some changes - her health depended on it. So, Ellen chose to go vegan and to get sober, neither choice an easy one for someone working in the food or hospitality industries.
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As one of our #CWCAmbassadors, Ellen looks forward to sharing her story as a way to inspire others to start their own wellness journeys and to prove that there’s more to life than “industry life.” She writes “Through proper nutrition, regular exercise, sobriety, and a solid support system, it is possible to build a stronger foundation within the service and hospitality industry … and a thriving community of dedicated, healthy workers.”
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Get inspired by Ellen by following her at @ellengoesvegan and watch for her videos for “Get Back On Your List,” our wellness web series coming to the CWC #YouTubeChannel in January.
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #foodismedicine #govegan #getsober #industrylife
He’s a chef, she’s a nutritionist, they’re both into fitness … meet Chris and Leigh-Ann Paul, two of our Cooks Who Care Ambassadors!
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This busy couple knows how tough it can be to make health and wellness a part of the routine. Sometimes you succeed, sometimes you slip, but then you brush yourself off and keep on going. Chris & Leigh-Ann have a lot going on! Together, they run Everything We Eat - a healthy meal prep & subscription service based in Philadelphia. At the same time, Leigh-Ann is pursuing her Masters Degree in Public Health, while Chris stays busy by cooking for events, including @cooksfortheculture’s dinner series #CookingForTheCulture.
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Look for Chris (@chrispaulchef) & Leigh-Ann Paul to share meal & workout ideas, tips and strategies for fitting wellness into busy schedules, as well as real stories of the ups and downs of their own health journeys, in our upcoming wellness webseries “Get Back On Your List” - coming to the CWC #YouTubeChannel in January 2019. Subscribe at the link in our bio!
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #functionalhealth #foodismedicine #functionalfood
Introducing another member of the new Cooks Who Care Ambassador team … Olivia Neely (@letsgetreal_rd)!
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Olivia is a nutritionist at The Moday Center for Functional and Integrative Medicine (@themodaycenter). There, she helps patients make dietary plans that focus on whole body wellness and overcoming chronic conditions. Food is central to health, but is just one piece of the bigger picture. As a #CWCAmbassador, Olivia will help you see YOUR bigger picture.
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What changes do you need to make to your diet and lifestyle? How can you start living your healthiest life right away? Watch for our new web series “Get Back On Your List” - coming to our #YouTubeChannel in January 2019 - and see videos from Olivia and the rest of the team showing you how easy it can be to make healthy changes, even when you’re working the hectic #foodindustry life! Subscribe at the link in our bio.
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #functionalhealth #foodismedicine #functionalfood
“We believe that cooking is the foundation of good health and well-being … one of the most valuable acts of self-care.” - Elizabette Andrade, Co-founder & Co-owner of Cooking Alchemy.
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Cooking Alchemy provides meal planning, coaching, and classes that help people learn (or re-learn) how to nourish their bodies through food and cooking. They also offer a line of mindfully handcrafted, plant-based, functional food products - including spice blends, pastes & bouillons - designed to inspire more home cooking. Elizabette (@cookingalchemist) views the science and practice of cooking as an essential part of a journey to wellness. We are honored to have Elizabette join OUR journey, as a CWC Ambassador focusing on food and nutrition.
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As a #CWCAmbassador, Elizabette will share the same food wisdom that she shares with her clients with you, the members of our Cooks Who Care community. Our new wellness web series, “Get Back On Your List” is set to debut on our #YouTubeChannel in January 2019. It will feature recipes and nutrition tips from Elizabette and the rest of the team of Ambassadors, showing you simple ways to get started on your personal journey to health and wellness. Learn how to take better care of yourself, starting in your own kitchen. Subscribe via the link in our bio and never miss a video from Cooks Who Care.
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #cookingalchemy #eattolive #foodismedicine #functionalfood
Brian Oliveira (@brian.deoliveira) has built his career around being an advocate for change in the food industry. As a chef and restaurant owner (of the former Girard Bruncherie) he started a conversation about fair wages that went national. He also pushed for a new kitchen culture - more open and inclusive than ever before. .
Now Brian’s focusing his efforts on helping his peers create healthier lifestyles … by signing on as a #CWCAmbassador! As a CWC Ambassador with a focus on healthy eating and healthy cooking, Brian will put his Chef’s spin on making it easier for you to change the way you eat.
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Watch for recipes & suggestions from Brian to be featured in our new wellness web series “Get Back On Your List” coming to our #YouTubeChannel  in January 2019 - subscribe at the link in our bio to get notified as soon as there’s a new video. Put yourself back on your list by prioritizing wellness with Brian and the rest of the Cooks Who Care team!
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #healyourselfhealthy #advocateforchange #foodindustry
Sometimes you just need a little extra help. Old habits are hard to break, especially when you’re tired, overworked, and doing what you know is so … easy. A coach could help, but how do you even make that happen??
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Introducing Lauren Pursell, our #CWCAmbassador with a focus on healthy food AND fitness! Lauren knows the #foodindustry, she has worked in the kitchen and lived the lifestyle until she decided to make a change. These days, in her work as a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Lauren (@gardemangergoddess) draws from her experience in our industry to help others get healthier.
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Watch for our new wellness web series, “Get Back On Your List,” which is coming to the Cooks Who Care #YouTube Channel in January 2019. Lauren will share her tips and tricks of the trade, quick & easy ways to help you to get started on your wellness journey. Subscribe via the link in our bio so you never miss a video from Lauren or the rest of our wellness team!
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#cookswhocare #cwcambassador #healthandwellness #wellnessjourney #wellness #fitnessjourney #nevergiveup #getbackonyourlist #becausewecare #holistichealth #healyourselfhealthy .
📷 of Lauren helping @chefmcampbell get started on HER wellness journey.
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📷credit - @scottjcampbell11
The name of Chef Christopher Kearse’s restaurant (@willbyob) is inspired by the determination he shows - in overcoming personal challenges, in his journey to becoming a chef and his tenacity in making the leap to owning his own business. He shows the same will when it comes to physical fitness, and now he’s ready to help you do the same.
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Introducing Christopher Kearse (@christopherkearse) - a #CWCAmbassador with a focus on fitness! As part of our “Get Back On Your List” wellness web series, he’ll show our community how important it is to make physical fitness a part of your everyday life. Chris has found ways to incorporate exercise into his busy days and we’re excited to learn his strategies for getting (and staying) fit even while working a hectic #foodbiz schedule.
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#cwcambassador #fitnessjourney #healthandwellness #bodybuilding #WeightTraining
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Even though she spent years working as a chef, when Karen Nicolas (@kmnicolas) decided to start eating healthier she had to re-teach herself how to cook. She no longer works in the food industry, but these days she’s more passionate than ever food - and about helping people heal themselves by eating the right foods for their bodies.
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As a part of our new CWC Ambassador program, Karen will help you re-learn how to cook food that makes you feel good from the inside out. Watch for recipes, tips & healthy food know-how that Karen will share as part of our upcoming “Get Back On Your List” wellness web series. Subscribe to our Cooks Who Care #YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single video from Karen Nicolas and the rest of the CWC Ambassador team - more names to be announced in the days ahead!
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Kriti Sehgal knows good food … food that both tastes good and is good for you. When she started Pure Fare (@purefarephilly), Kriti wanted to provide people with a way to move beyond fad diets and health buzzwords to a sustainable way of life where food is used as a tool to nourish the body. Now, she’s sharing her focus on clean, healthful eating with our #CooksWhoCareCommunity!
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Introducing Kriti Sehgal (@goodfoodkriti) -  our first CWC Ambassador and a Sponsoring Wellness Partner for our upcoming “Get Back On Your List” wellness web series! You can look forward to learning from Kriti how to incorporate clean, pure foods into your life as she shares recipes from her kitchen. Here’s a sneak peak - cooking the Pure Fare way isn’t hard and it most certainly will be delicious!
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Stay tuned for more about our new CWC Ambassador program and subscribe to Cooks Who Care’s YouTube channel (link in bio) so you never miss a video from Kriti and the rest of this inspirational group!
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#cwcambassador #purefare #organic #healthlylifestyle #healthy #health #healthy food #motivation #healthyeating #fit #food #cleaneating #healthtips #getbackonyourlist #cookswhocare #becausewecare #wellness #GetHealthy #cooking #recipes