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Essential Vegan Kitchen – A 4-Session Intensive Course

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Book Signing with Alum Alexandra Jamieson

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Cooking for People with Illness Certificate Program

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Chef's Training Program

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Training chefs since 1977.

Seasonal • Local • Whole • Traditional • Balanced • Fresh • Delicious

The NGI Manifesto

food that is: seasonal, local, whole, traditional, balanced, fresh and delicious.
that what we eat significantly affects our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
that each individual thrives on a diet unique to their specific needs.
exceptional, innovative and interdisciplinary education.
individuals and communities to take charge of their own health and well-being.
a professional and nurturing environment where students and employees are able to realize their full potential.
the creation and maintenance of a sustainable food system by building connections with suppliers and taking on broader advocacy initiatives.
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Since graduating from Natural Gourmet Institute in 2002, I have manifested all the goals mapped out in my application essay for the Chef’s Training Program plus so much more than I could have ever imagined I would have accomplished. Being surrounded by supportive and progressive staff, teachers and students that year provided sacred time and space for deep learning and transformation.

Bryant Terry
Author, Afro-Vegan

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