The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education
The Graff Raw Food Academy has bid farewell to our beloved co-founder Jackie Graff, RN, one of the country’s top raw food chefs and nutrition consultants, who passed away from cancer on December 7, 2015.
Jackie’ spirit and creativity live on in our Academy. Her energy, knowledge and unique approach to raw food remain a focal point of the Academy’s courses and her example will continue to inspire our many Academy graduates, who have taken her teachings to their own communities and raw food businesses.
In her 15 years as a raw food chef, nutrition science expert and author, Jackie built a national reputation for her raw food lifestyle classes, serving on the faculty of Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy in North Carolina, the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Life University in Marietta, Georgia.
A Nursing graduate of the University of South Carolina who worked for more than three decades at Northside Hospital, Jackie held key hospital management positions and was a clinical instructor to nurses.
During her career, Jackie published 22 themed recipe books, and demonstrated her unique food-preparation techniques on leading news outlets, from CNN Headline News to Fox 5 “Good Day Atlanta.”
The Graff Raw Food Academy will continue to serve as a vital hands-on learning destination for individuals who hunger for a new, healthier way of life. It is our mission to honor Jackie’s lifelong passion to educate and inspire the community, and her philosophy remains at the heart of this raw food learning center.
Gideon Graff brings 15 years of raw food preparation and teaching experience and 35 years in food and hospitality management to the Graff Academy.
A raw food chef, health coach, and director of the Graff Academy, Gideon oversees the Academy’s business and marketing strategy and leads the Graff’s raw food catering and distribution businesses that has delivered delicious fresh raw cuisine to Atlanta residents and high-profile celebrities.
Previously an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy, Gideon also was co-founder of the Sprout Café and Shinui Living Food Learning Center.