Come Learn How To Cook Some Delicious Plant-Based Meals With Us!

Visit the schedule page to find out what’s cooking and when you can catch our amazing instructors at the SWFL Veg Fest.


Paulette Bair CDM, CQP

Diabetes Undone Facilitator, hospital food service consultant, graduate of Andrews University Quantity Food Production program and Certified Dietary Manager with 45 years experience in hospital, camp, and healthy life style food service. Paulette Bair will be showing you how to encourage others on this journey by sharing her trade secrets.

Recipes: G-Bomb Easy Bean Salad, Southwestern Stew

Elle (Peeler) Corcoran

Recruiter and manager for Saladmaster in SW Florida. Elle teaches people it’s not just what you eat, but how you cook your foods, that affect that amount of nutrients you receive. She’s passionate about keeping nutrients in foods and keeping toxins out. She does in-home cooking demos to teach these principles. And will share with you the importance of quality cookware.

Recipes: Rainbow Salad, Balsamic Glazed Mushroom

Brenda Morris – WFPB Weight Loss Success Story

As a graduate of CHIP in 2012, I have seen the power of this program work not only in my life, but many others.  I have lost over 100 pounds and more importantly, I have been able to keep it off for 6 + years.  Before CHIP I would tell you I was a mom and a banker.  Today, I am still a mom and a banker, but I am also a photographer, hiker, reader, traveler, writer, weight lifter, speaker and so much more.  CHIP gave me the opportunity to build the life I always knew I should be living.

Trish (Reynaert) Smith

Recent mother of twin girls, Food for Life Certified Cooking Instructor

Certified CHIP Facilitator, Lifestyle Medicine Institute

Owner/Lifestyle Coach – Plant Strong For Life Inc. Trish (Reynaert) Smith will be sharing her favorite recipe to take your WFPB cooking journey to the next level.

Recipes: Unsausage Gravy, Savory Grits

Kristina Karschnia

Certified Food for Life Cooking Instructor, Licensed CHIP Facilitator, Lifestyle Medicine Institute, Plant Manager, Ford Motor Company Proto-type Facility Dearborn Michigan, Tina has a passion for sharing healthy food throughout her sphere of influence and has done so very successfully with her employees at Ford Motor Company as well as her own family and friends.

Recipes: Chick Pea Ala King, Whole Grain Waffles (with a secret high fiber “Rock Star” ingredient)

Kathy Reynaert Randall

Cooking Demo Manager

Bachelor of Science in Education, mother of six healthy plant based grown children, 32 grandchidren and a Whole Food Plant Based Nutrition Educator since 1978,  Certified Food for Life instructor, a Certified Complete Health Improvement Program facilitator/Area Developer for the State of Florida.

Carey Ralston

WFPB Chef and Caterer
Founder and CEO, Hallway Stories
Volunteer CHEF at Hope Clubhouse
Recipes: Let’s Get Saucy – easy, affordable, family-friendly dips and sauces