Food is more than mere meals but the very essence of health, culture and driver of relationship building– Join the conversation with a socially responsible professional, Chef Brian, to learn how food can become the foundation for many aspects of your life.
Phoenix, AZ -- (ReleaseWire) -- 11/29/2017 -- Food is such a basic human need. It nourishes us and sustains us but it is actually more than that. We are truly what we eat. The nutrients in our food literally shapes our health. At a time of ever increasing global "life style diseases" resulting from food and exercise habits now is a good time to embark on a conversation about food. Food truly can be what nourishes our body and nurtures our soul to build relationships.
"Food, at its heart is culture. It is the very identity of a people. When we want to understand a culture, we start by sharing their food to learn their culture. Food, therefore becomes a bridge to overcome our cultural divides" stated Dr. Kas Henry, Host of "Unleash Your Inner Goldilocks: How to Get It Just Right", Voice America, Empowerment Channel. "In fact, if we all made the time to enjoy each-others' food and celebrate each-others' culture through their music and dancing we might begin to realize how similar we all are; Chef Brian is influencing lives and building bonds through his cooking to build a healthier community in every sense of the word".
Chef Brian has been cooking for over 25 years. For the past 9 years he has been a professional chef/cook for hire for "Xclusive Catering", Chicago. He walked away for my 25+ years engineering career to pursue his passion and a career in cooking. "I love food because it is so intimate, and it brings people together. I view food as a ministry forming bridges that combine communities, especially in today society where people are becoming so anti?sociable, due mostly to high tech devices and social networking. At the dinner table is where all that ends" said Chef Brian indicating what motivates him to stay the course.
Chef Brian entered the Fox Master Chef Reality show auditions in December 2010 & 2011, because of his passion for cooking and creativity. He placed in the top 200 out of 2300 contestants from Chicago in 2010 and in the top 50 in 2012. Since 2008, He has provided Thanksgiving dinner for Catholic Charities battered women shelter in Chicago and gifts/dinners for less fortunate families at Christmas time.
Chef Brian has been told that the skills he possess cannot be taught but are GOD given. He received my formal culinary training in France, and has been complimented and respected by many in the culinary profession. He has cooked for the likes of Recording Artistes, Frankie Beverly, Maxwell, Fertile Ground, Gospel artists, Erica Campbell, Marvin Sapp, Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans, local artist Eric Roberson, Darius Brooks, and Grammy/Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson; comedian Sheryl Underwood; Former NBA Superstar's Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins & NBA Pros Antoine Walker and Juwan Howard; DuSable Museum Chicago Board of Directors and most recently Mayor Rahm Emanuel, deputy Mayor Andrea Zopp and former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to name a few.
In 2012, Chef Brian partnered with the University of Chicago's, Improving Diabetes Care and Outcome on the South Side of Chicago and Sisters Working It Out (SWIO), breast Cancer Advocacy Group, to promote community based healthy eating, cooking and recipe modification talks. He served as lead judge for their Annual Diabetes Cook off Contest in 2012/2013/2014 & 2016. He periodically performs healthy cooking demos at the 61st Street Farmers Market Experimental Station. His partnership with the ADA, has allowed him to perform healthy eating/cooking demonstration at their annual, American Diabetes Association Expo McCormick Place, Chicago. The Diabetes Expo Chicago is one of the largest in the country with over 10,000 attendees. Teaming up with the American Heart Association, Michele Obama's "Let's Move Initiative" and other professional Partnerships, has awarded Chef Brian the chance to empower, educate and perform heart healthy KID friendly interactive cooking demos.
"If anyone would have told me 8 years ago, that I would be using my culinary gift to educate and help save lives of thousands. I would have never believed it. I embraced the struggles and wouldn't do anything differently. I know that I am destined for a GREATER Cause. I believe I am truly fulfilling my PURPOSE!" is the heart felt message from Chef Brian as he affirms his own social change mission.
Tune into the upcoming episode titled "Work Skills as Pathway to Economic Empowerment", on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 2 PM Pacific (5PM Eastern) Time to listen to William Natale's insights by accessing "Unleash Your Inner Goldilocks: How to Get It Just Right", Voice America, Empowerment Channel at https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2674/unleash-your-inner-goldilocks-how-to-get-it-just-right.
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