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CHEF AHKI, Celebrity Chef and Natural Foods Activist
Chef Ahki Sepsenahki “Chef Ahki” is a celebrity chef, natural food activist, resident vegan chef at The Wendy Williams Show and author of Electric - A Modern Guide to Non-Hybrid & Wild Foods and The Fibroid Elimination Recipe Cookbook. She is the new voice of the young generation who is f’n pissed at big agriculture and its mono-cropping frenzy of science lab food and GMO corporate tyranny all resulting in an obese, sick and dying generation whose being outlived by their parents. Different from other ‘veggie heads’ and ‘green-smoothie fads,’ Ahki’s approach is down-to-earth with content laced with amazing personal style, mental giant ingenious, real-time relevant science and surprisingly...hip-hop. She is candid in expressing her fury about our current food state with phrases like, “Your Taste Buds Have Been Hijacked, Illness is Unnecessary, Diabetes is Reversible, Because We Ain’t Suppose to Be Sick, If You Still Drinkin’ Soda -- You Trippin’, You Ain’t Depressed, You Just Malnourished, Friends Don’t let Friends Eat at Waffle House,” etc. She commonly refers to controversial figures like Che Guevara and Malcolm X to artistically express her ideas as a thought-leader of the now generation. In short, she cares not if she ruffles your feathers, as long as you walk away empowered and inspired to Get Healthy By Any Greens Necessary. Chef Ahki transitioned to a plant-based diet at the young age of 18, and became a colon-therapist shortly thereafter. She studied under Dr. Mark Armstrong and received a Bachelor’s degree in naturopathic science and holistic theology. As a black native, Chef Ahki has always been intrigued by the healing power of herbs and eastern traditional medicine. Raised by four generations of medicine women in her native home of Oklahoma, Chef Ahki was introduced to indigenous foods and alternative modalities before she even spoke her first word. Growing up working in her grandparents’ garden, she knows what real food is supposed to taste like. She teaches that humans are electrical and need electrical foods for optimum health. “I ain’t eatin’ salad, I’m eatin’ sunlight” is the phrase coined by Chef AHki to promote her daily Big Ass Salad. She uses seasonal, organic, fresh, non-hybrid fruits and vegetable to create living food recipes designed to heal bodies and enhance lives.

Private Chef To: Lenny Kravitz, Waka Flocka, COMMON Prepped For: Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, Curtis Martin, Iyanla Vanzant




ROBERT SCOTT BELL, D.A. HOM.


Robert Scott Bell In broadcast media since 1999, Robert Scott Bell, D.A. Hom. served on the board of the American Association of Homeopathic Pharmacists (1999-2001), and continues to provide direct support to those in need and works with physicians on their toughest cases. He personally overcame numerous chronic diseases over 27 years ago via homeopathy, herbal medicine, organic whole foods, minerals, essential fats and the transformational power of belief. As a Homeopath, he has dedicated his life to revealing the healing power within us all. He currently serves on the board of Trinity School of Natural Health. Robert is the father of 2 vaccine-free children, Elijah (18) and Ariana (13), with his wife Nancy. RSB co-authored Unlock the Power To Heal with Ty Bollinger. His radio program, The Robert Scott Bell Show broadcasts LIVE from 7-9 PM Eastern M-F and Sundays 1-3 PM Eastern on syndicator Genesis Communications Network (GCN), with rebroadcasts via UK Health Radio, along with iTunes, Stitcher, tunein, SoundCloud and YouTube.




JAMIE BUTLER, Medium, Author & Host at The Lighter Side Network TV
Jamie Butler Jamie Butler is a natural born Medium and media personality who has been working internationally for the past 25 years. She is the author of With Love and Light: A True Story About an Uncommon Gift as well as the founder of The Center for Love and Light in Atlanta, GA and co-founder of the nonprofit learning environment: The Love & Light Institute. Most recently, Jamie launched The Lighter Side Network, a TV platform devoted to wholeness living. With uplifting, educational, healing and topical content, the ad-free, member supported network inspires viewers to unlock their fullest potential and lead their best lives. Jamie is deeply passionate about community and entrepreneurship and enjoys teaching people of all ages about the infinite possibilities for healing, joy and success available to each of us when wholeness living is incorporated into our daily lives. Learn more at www.jamiebutlermedium.com and www.thelightersidenetwork.com.




BRENDA COBB, Founder of The Livings Foods Institute
Brenda Cobb Brenda Cobb, personally healed breast and cervical cancer without surgery, chemo and radiation with her all natural approach using organic raw and living foods, detoxification, cleansing and emotional healing. She has developed her Healthy Lifestyle Program to help people to slow and reverse aging and heal all types of diseases and has helped thousands of people from all over the world. She has written 10 books including “The Living Foods Lifestyle®” and was awarded an Honorary Cultural Doctorate in Therapeutic Philosophy from the World University and the Phoenix Award by the City of Atlanta as well as numerous awards from other organizations recognizing her amazing work. She is featured on many documentaries including “Healing Cancer From Inside Out”, “Eating” and “The Rave Diet” and has been seen and heard on CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX and numerous other television networks and radio shows. What began as the biggest challenge in Brenda’s life turned into a wonderful gift to humanity. Her mission to help “Heal the World One Person at a Time” is being fulfilled every day as the internationally acclaimed Living Foods Institute is now known around the world.




DR. JOSEPH ESPOSITO
Dr. Joe Esposito Dr. Joseph Esposito, known as “Dr. Joe” to his colleagues, patients and friends, has been called one of the most dynamic and authoritative international nutritional experts of our time. Because of his knowledge, expertise, and legendary sense of humor, Dr. Joe is a highly sought-after speaker by corporations, educational institutions, and international sports events. He is also a nationally recognized radio and television consultant. His leading edge-research in the field of food and how it affects all aspects of disease has helped thousands of people.




JANE HOLMES, Director of The Living Foods Institute
Jane Holmes Jane Holmes, shares a powerful message of emotional healing, using the power of words, the thinking mind, faith and beliefs. She has helped many thousands of people from all over the world move through and heal deep emotional and mental blocks and thus heal serious illnesses and diseases. Her humor and flavorful stories bring excitement and fun to the healing process. She has the unique ability to help a person get in touch with issues holding them back and making them sick and can help a person cut through years of buried “guck” in a relatively short amount of time so powerful progress may quickly be achieved. She is an award winning photographer and creative artist who has used her creative energies to develop teachings which have empowered many to go beyond their wildest expectations, to fulfill their goals and create a life of health, joy and happiness. Jane can help a person get right to the real emotional issue so they can release negative energies and realize their full potential. Her powerful affirmations and positive attitude is infectious and all who meet her truly blessed.




DIANNE JOHNSON


Diane Johnson Ms. Johnson attends Penn Foster College where she is pursuing a degree in Business Management and is currently employed as the Sales & Marketing Coordinator at G-Science, Inc. Ms. Johnson is an accomplished Sr. Administration Specialist offering years of experience supporting C-level and other top management. She is a consummate professional who actively plans and executes all company events, industry tradeshows and charitable activities. She is a well-developed communicator and has the proven ability to effectively develop and manage key marketing strategies. She is dedicated to helping people eat well and live healthy.




MARJORIE ROBERTS, President & CEO of Newton Laboratories
Marjorie Roberts Marjorie Roberts received her BS in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin and her Masters of Science in Health Professions from Southwest Texas State University. She retired after 30 years of nursing to serve as President/CEO of Newton Laboratories, a manufacturer of homeopathic remedies. She studied homeopathy with the Academy of Advanced Complementary Medicine and received a DAHom from the American Academy of Clinical Homeopathy (AACH). Marge is an individual member of the Homeopathic Nurses Association and a corporate member of the Natural Products Association. She was the founding president of CAMA, the Complementary/Alternative Medical Association and spent many years advocating at the Georgia State Capitol on behalf of natural medicine. Marge lectures at community gatherings, universities, and national health-related events. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor at Life University, teaching a two-credit undergraduate course on homeopathy. She is the author of My Body, My Health, My Choice, a book about complementary/alternative medicine and the health freedom movement and Healing with Clinical Homeopathy, The life, genius, vision and legacy of Dr. Luc Chaltin. She has appeared on numerous television and radio talk shows discussing complementary/alternative medicine and issues of health care freedom.




TENISIO SEANIMA, Farmer Services Coordinator for Georgia Organics
Tenisio Seanima Tenisio Seanima is a Food Justice Advocate whose unwavering passion for creating positive change has earned him the reputation as a service-driven leader across Atlanta, Georgia and beyond. During the past two decades, he has cultivated extensive experience in the arena of sales, leadership, mass media, social activism, and cooperative development. Back in 2008, Tenisio was residing in Nigeria, working at Yellow Dog Limited as a Producer, Writer, and Engineer. By 2010, he embarked upon a career path of food justice advocacy. Currently, Tenisio serves as the Farmer Services Coordinator for Georgia Organics, Inc. and the Owner of Nature's Candy Farms, which is a multi-parcel urban farm in Greater Atlanta. His most recent venture is co-facilitating a USDA Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Grant program. In addition to a B.S. in Green and Sustainable Enterprise Management from the University of Phoenix, Tenisio is Master Gardener Certified and is trained by the International Organic Inspector's Association in the USDA's National Organic Program rules for Produce and Livestock. He also holds a FCC Third-Class Broadcasting Certification. When he isn’t immersed in his multifaceted career or farming, Tenisio enjoys wild foraging, practicing Egyptian yoga, and even DJing. Above all, he loves his family as a loving husband and proud father of one beautiful daughter and two amazing sons.




JAY WILKINS, ND
Jay Wilkins Jay Wilkins, is a doctor of naturopathy and has been in the Health & Wellness Industry for 25+ years. He operated a fully staffed Wellness Center from 1993-2005 with a focus on electro-dermal screening, homeopathy, functional medicine, energy medicine, massage therapy, detox programs, non-invasive health screenings, herbal remedies, etc. In 1999, he went to the Amazon Rainforest to see how the botanicals he loved and recommended were being harvested and used by the indigenous Amazonian tribes. In 2005 some most revolutionary data came across his desk: The 1998 Nobel Prize Winning research on Nitric Oxide (NO) nutrition! As a result he sold his practice and began “shouting from the rooftops” the benefits of nitric oxide. Particularly how it benefits the #1 killer heart disease and clogged arteries. That same year he was made aware of and began teaching Pulse Wave Analysis: a non-invasive vascular screening that indicates arterial constriction, congestion, stiffness and blockage and how over time specific nitric oxide nutrients can cause a reversal. Jay went on to formulate NO boosting supplements for several companies and working as a consultant in the product manufacturing business. His crowning achievement to date was developing his own supplement brand BIONOX NUTRIENTS and its flagship nitric oxide nutraceutical M3 Miracle Molecule Max in 2013. The BIONOX NUTRIENTS motto is “Harness The Medicine Within” because it's the hormones, molecules, enzymes, etc. your body makes that are the very best healers!



Healthy Cooking Stage Presenters
Healthy cooking demonstrations sponsored by:

Sevananda Cooker

CHEF ALEJANDRO - "The Spaniard" from Cooker.Delivery
Chef Alejandro Alejandro Montes-Granada is the owner and executive chef of The Spaniard with more than 20 years of experience making paellas. He was born in Gijon, Asturias in Northern Spain. Alejandro grew up between La Alcarria in Guadalajara, Madrid and Asturias, where as a child he was always curious about what was cooking in the family ovens. He was in charge and organized hiking and kayaking excursions along the Tajo River, preparing a good paella to end the day. Alejandro is self-taught, and the foundation of his learning comes from experience from traveling throughout Spain and cooking for loved ones. His knowledge of traditional Spanish cuisine developed primarily from his childhood and from his mother, Maria Asuncion, who according to Alejandro, is the best cook in the world and in observing and helping his father, Luis, cook paellas in an open fire on the banks of the Tajo River. Later, he learned more from local restaurants and family celebrations, parties, and his Aunt Queca's charcoal oven and from the endless conversations with the cook, Leo. All these experiences and hours studying, investigating, interpreting and cooking have led him to perfect nearly all his traditional recipes of Spanish gastronomy. Alejandro will take you, your family, friends, business partners on a gastronomic trip, you will be able to watch a chef in his element transforming fresh and quality ingredients into a delicious Spanish dish - the paella.




CHEF GUELILA FORNETTI
Chef Guelila Fornetti Chef Guelila Fornetti was born and raised in Ethiopia. She moved Virginia at age of 11. Ever since she was a child, she loved being in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother. When she changed her lifestyle and became vegan, the scarce restaurants and food options inspired her to learn how to recreate her favorite meals at home. While cooking has always been a passion of hers, she pursued a professional degree in Family Counseling; not yet realizing she would be able to make a career out of her passion. When she became a stay-at-home mother, she cooked 3-4 times a day; which inspired her to start her own Personal Chef business. Aside from being a Personal Chef, Guelila has done numerous pop-up restaurants, cooked for retreats and worked on movie sets. She says the best part of her career is the positive feedback she receives from vegans and non-vegans, as she negates the myth that vegan foods are bland. For more info: www.veganchefgueli.com or IG @Veganchefgueli Chef Guelila Fornetti is a Member Chef of Sevananda’s Food School.




CHEF YETUNDE JUDE
Yetunde Jude The Anything Vegan Girls, Marji and Jasmine Teamed up with Yetunde Jude of Yelani all-natural hair care, to bring you:

“NATURAL FOOD, NATURAL HAIR...IT’S A LIFESTYLE”

Anything Vegan, is an international wellness company. The expert nutritionist/chef sister team are inspiring, informative speakers whose mission is EMPOWERMENT. Sharing skills to help you move SUCCESSFULLY from where you are to where you REALLY want to be. Co-authors of the book Fork Disease! Go Vegan and winners of “Atlanta’s Next Culinary Adventure Competition.” Creators of the plant-base food product line “Everything Sauce For Everybody.” A ready-to-eat sauce free of dairy, gluten and soy. This condiment replacer pleases the most opinionated palate by Making Meals Amazing! Yetunde Jude is a recognized veteran black hair care expert, author of ‘Black Hair Care Revolution’ and creator of the all-natural, chemically-free hair care product line-Yelani, specifically designed for women with naturally curly hair. It boasts a hair conditioning shampoo, corrective hydrating hair mask, build up blaster clarity shampoo, leave-in conditioner, hair oil treatment and more! All Yelani products aim to provide moisture and shine while strengthening and stimulating hair growth at the root! Available at Sevananda. Info: www.anythingvegan.com

Both Anything Vegan Girls & Yetunde Jude are Member Chefs of Sevananda’s Food School.




SKAI JUICE – a Cooker.Delivery Chef
Skai Juice Skai Juice is a Natural Food Chef, Doula, Nutritional Consultant/Natural Lifestyle and Business Coach. She has nearly 20 years experience in the holistic health field including nutritional and herbal consulting, natural birthing and parenting. She has managed and owned several vegan cafés and juice bars plus a catering business in Baltimore, MD called The Yabba Pot. Skai runs Paradise Wellness in Puerto Rico where she hosts healing and detoxification retreats and programs. She has traveled to the world’s premiere wellness centers: Hippocrates Health Institute, Tree of Life, Ann Wigmore Institute and continues to study in the areas of detoxification, nutrition and self-empowerment. Skai has led numerous healthy living workshops at the Ponce School of Medicine, University of DC, and other locations of distinction. Skai is driven by a passion to help people live healthy and abundant lives. You can get her healthy fully-cooked meals delivered at Cooker.delivery




LIA ORGANIC – a Cooker.Delivery Chef
Chef Lia Organic Lia Organic is a Plant Based Celebrity Chef and Food Wellness Mentor. She has served countless public figures, public service agencies and high profile individuals. Lia has over 25 years of experience in food service. She attended the Living Foods Institute Healing and Education Center, where she learned the key principles of Plant based Raw Food preparation and Plant based Detoxification. Lia is passionate about helping people to live a natural and healthy lifestyle. Her specialty is signature plant based Caribbean fusion and exotic plant based mixology. Lia's culinary creations are geared towards flavorfully helping individuals transition to a plant based lifestyle. You can order plant based menu items from Lia Organic at Cooker.delivery




CHEF SONALI SADEQUEE, CHHC, RYT 500
Sonali Sadequee Certified Holistic Nutrition Coach, Lifestyle Tansformation Consultant, & Wholeness Visionary Sonali Sadequee is the founder of Sustainable Wellness -a lifestyle transformation consulting practice that specializes in supporting busy people dealing with trauma, aspiring vegans, and the TLGBTQ community lower systemic inflammation in a way that is easy and practical. Sonali is trained by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and certified by the Teachers College of Columbia University. Sonali is also trained by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) as a Food for Life Instructor teaching evidenced-based nutrition for people with weight management, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer prevention and intervention goals. Her coaching is fortified by her B.A. in Psychology from Georgia State University. She is passionate about coaching busy people transform their health and lifestyle using evidence-based food practices that are known to offer positive results. She specializes in wholistic nutrition that activate the healing potential of the body. She does not believe in gimmicks, pills, and fad diets. She is masterful in educating her clients on lifestyle practices that alkalize, oxygenate, detoxify, and reboot the five major systems of the body -immune, digestive, endocrine, respiratory, and circulatory systems. For more info: www.sustainable-wellness.com Chef Sonali Sadequee is a Member Chef of Sevananda’s Food School.




CHEF STRADFORD STONE
Stradford Stone Stradford Stone first fell in love with food over a stack of his father's pancakes. Crispy, thin and rich, they helped him to understand that not all dishes are prepared equally - that food brings people together and a good dish requires not only skill but love and pride. Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Stradford gleans his influences from his southern grandmother, extensive travel and the street food it brings, and a desire to make everything just taste delicious. Stradford's "aha" moment came when he replicated a spicy seafood soup from one of his favorite Chicago restaurants, by taste only. Since then, Stradford has developed his skills by studying the works of the greats, trial and error, and the determination to make the next perfect dish. He aspires to open a storefront restaurant dedicated to serving an equal amount of vegan and non-vegan fare.




CHEF J. SCOTT SUTTON
Scott Sutton Scott Sutton has been in the food service industry for 33 years and is a member of Georgia Organics. He is a Certified Executive Chef with American Culinary Federation and professionally trained at Johnson and Wales University. Scott has supported the launch of several restaurants. He is an instructor at the Art Institute of Atlanta and currently serves as the Food Service Manager for Sevananda Natural Foods Market. For more info: www.sevananda.coop Scott is a Member Chef/Instructor for Sevananda’s Food School.




CHEF TASSILI MA’AT
Tassili Ma’at Tassili Ma’at is the owner of Tassili's Raw Reality, a raw vegan restaurant located in the Historic West End of Atlanta, GA. Tassili has taken her entrepreneurial spirit which she had since childhood and combined it with her life’s purpose of nourishing others by creating a business that nurtures both physically and emotionally. She has lived in Atlanta for almost 30 years, but she was born in Houston, Texas. Her family moved to San Diego when she was five. Tassili's mother was a gourmet cook at home and her father was a medical doctor. Tassili is the mother of five wonderful people and grandmother of five bright shining stars. She holds a Bachelors Degree of Fine Art from the University of California, San Diego, 1988 and is a Certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor and Certified Master Raw Food Chef. Tassili’s “un-cook book”, “Passion on a Plate” is available. She also conducts monthly Raw Alchemy Classes and annually she hosts “The Natural Mystic Fair” in the Fall and 1st Saturdays in June, “The Wonderful Wizards of Raw Food Extravaganza”. Both events are held in the backyard of the restaurant, once again reflecting Tassili’s commitment to enlightening the community. Her “livity” or life’s purpose is to assist in the upliftment of humanity through her works. She seeks to empower people by inspiring, educating, and helping them to help themselves achieve and maintain a holistically healthy life, this includes a healthy body, mind, spirit, and soul. For more info: www.tassilisrawreality.com Chef Tassili Ma’at is a Member Chef of Sevananda’s Food School.
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