The Wholesome Chef by chefmed
August 27, 2011, 8:26 pm
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There’s a new leader in the culture of healthy eating for Lexington! Carolyn Gilles has been a friend of chefMed since the beginning, and now she’s running a teaching kitchen of her own! Check out the Wholesome Chef website and facebook page, then head on over to learn something tasty.

Here’s a word from Carolyn about how it all started:

Prior to opening The Wholesome Chef kitchen, I was teaching cooking lessons in clients’ homes. While this was effective and great, there were a few barriers from reaching the people I knew wanted to learn more. I stumbled upon our new teaching kitchen by accident in February 2011. I signed the lease March 1st and began building the kitchen to fit my vision of teaching clients to cook real food in a comforting environment. The kitchen is designed to give clients an intimate lesson learning simple recipes utilizing local, organic foods. I’ve also designed The Wholesome Chef as a collaborative kitchen. In addition to my plant-based classes, I’ve invited all chefs and educators in the community to share their craft here.

Ultimately, my goals for The Wholesome Chef are simple: to empower the average busy person to integrate fresh foods into their daily lives. In the larger sense of the business, I would be thrilled to have multiple teaching kitchens to meet more people to fulfill our mision.

Since our first classes began in May this year, we’ve served a variety of clients in the Lexington area. I know I’ve done my job when our clients continue to come back for more classes. Beginning on September 1st, I will be hosting a monthly class entitled the “30 Day Real Food Challenge” that will be a 5 week course focusing on making positive changes in the kitchen.

I love my job!


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