Since 2000, the Graff Academy of Raw Food based in Atlanta has trained the next generation of leaders and teachers in holistic health and nutrition with raw vegan food. The Academy’s 1,000 graduates have gone on to successful careers as restaurant owners, raw food teachers, detox experts and nutrition consultants. In October 2016, the Graff Academy will conduct a two-week detox program in Southeast Florida.
Gideon Graff, Co-Founder, Academy Director
Gideon Graff, a native of Israel, brings 35 years in food and hospitality management to the Graff Academy as well as 15 years as a raw food chef and health coach.
As director of the Graff Academy, Gideon oversees the Academy’s learning curriculum and business and marketing strategy that has graduated hundreds of students. He brings significant knowledge of raw food nutrition and expertise in managing raw food businesses, including wholesale, retail and catering. He now applies that expertise to Graff Academy’s U.S. and international students, many of whom go on to establish their own raw food enterprises around the world.
Gideon previously served as an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy. He also was co-founder of the country’s first raw food café and learning center, the Sprout Café and Shinui Living Food Learning Center in North Atlanta.
Jackie Graff, Co-Founder (1945-2015)
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. 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.
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. 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.