Raw Sarasota, Jenna Norwood and Evona Poplawski,
are proud to Present:
Jackie Graff, RN. and Gideon Graff
Raw Vegan Chefs, and Educators
From Babies to Grandparents, Raw Vegan Food Solutions that Work for the Whole Family
The home of Evona, 4490 Riverwood Ave, Sarasota Florida
$15 per person, space is limited, so please register.
Raw Vegan Food Solutions, Nutmilks, Ice Cream, Desserts
Jackie Graff has been teaching raw food preparation and food science for more than a decade. An RN with 40 years’ experience in various areas of patient care and education, Ms. Graff is considered one of the country’s top raw food chefs and nutrition consultants.
She continues to teach raw food lifestyle classes throughout the country, was an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy, and at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach FL. She has been frequently quoted in print and broadcast news outlets, including the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Atlanta Woman magazine, Atlanta Jewish Life magazine, Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta, CNN Headline News, and North Georgia Today. Jackie is the author of 23 theme raw food recipe books, and has produced two instructional raw food DVDs. Jackie also contributed articles to several national and local magazines.
As an RN, Ms. Graff has held key hospital management positions and was a clinical instructor to nurses. She also served as an associate professor at Life University, teaching raw food instruction to returning alumni. She has an understanding of nutrition, anatomy and physiology of the human body and possesses a firsthand knowledge of the negative consequences of the Standard American Diet (SAD) on a person’s long-term health. She earned her B.S. degree in Nursing from the University of South Carolina.
Gideon Graff – along with Jackie has taught raw food preparation for almost a decade. His roles include raw food chef, health coach, and director of Sprout Raw Food, the Graff’s consulting and raw food catering and distribution business. He has served as an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy. Gideon has 35 years experience in food and hospitality management. An accomplished public speaker, he is experienced in both conference planning and fund raising. Previously, Gideon and Jackie co-founded and operated the Sprout Café and Shinui Living Food Learning Center, a first-of-its kind center devoted to teaching and promoting the raw food lifestyle in Roswell, Georgia. Together they lost weight, and eliminated many physical problems, resulting in them no longer requiring blood pressure, cholesterol and other medications. They attribute their healthy state to eating raw foods.
In 2009, Jackie and Gideon started "The Graff Academy of Raw Food Education" hondreds of students already participated in life changing raw food education, achieveing incredible personal and professional results.
"The raw vegan lifestyle, made is possible for us to enjoy our senior years beyond our wildest dreams, making it indeed a golden time. We like the opportunity to pass this knowledge to you”
Jackie & Gideon Graff
”Jackie and Gideon Graff are widely known for making some of the best tasting Raw Food Recipes out there. They are well-known pioneers in the Live Foods Movement. What I love about their work is that the info they share is not all just about 'food prep'. They are also dedicated to teaching and promoting the living foods lifestyle for mind, body and spiritual awareness. I highly recommend welcoming Jackie and Gideon to your area to share their programs. They are two of the most generous people I have ever met, giving their all into the classes, with passion, insight and joy. You can be assured that their program is first-class and will be loved by your entire group - ENJOY!”
Making healthy living delicious
Jackie and Gideon Graff are pioneers in the raw vegan community with high standards of integrity. Jackie is a teacher and nurse, as well as a creative chef, whose simple-to-make recipes are based on comfort as well as nutrition. As a couple, they bring an element of fun and real worldliness to all their presentations.
Happy Oasis, Founder
Raw Spirit Festival
"Gideon and Jackie Graff are two of America's leading professional raw food teachers. I am profoundly grateful for the Gideon's coordination and management of the Raw Demo Chefs Program in 2007 and 2008 at the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona where Jackie assisted greatly and led a vibrant vegan prep class each year. Raw Spirit Festival endorses the Graff's teaching programs and looks forward to working with Gideon and Jackie for many years to come!"
Author, Speaker and Raw Food Chef.
“The Graff’s courses truly are outstanding, and they make the best tasting raw food! The comprehensive superb instruction and the delicious foods, make these courses worth any cost. “
Dr. Douglas N. Graham,
Author of the 80/10/10 Diet
“Gideon and Jackie Graff come through with flying colors, again. Their zest for what they do is only exceeded by how well they do it.”
Author of Hooked on Raw
“Jackie and Gideon Graff, a charming couple who are extraordinary raw/live food chefs, make preparing raw food dishes easy and fun. Whether it's throwing a few things into the blender or preparing a gourmet feast, Jackie and Gideon will make you a 4-star chef in your own kitchen. “
Dr. George and Rhonda Malkmus,
Founders of Hallelujah Acres
“Although Rhonda has been teaching culinary food preparation classes for years and has authored several recipe books, she has learned so many new and different techniques from Jackie and Gideon Graff. Jackie and Gideon’s expertise in the realm of raw food preparation is renowned. They have previously owned and operated a very successful raw foods restaurant and are Culinary Chefs who have the desire to share their wealth of knowledge with others. They teach classes not only in the Atlanta area, but have also been teaching classes on a regular bases at Hallelujah Acres since 2004 Now, you too, can have the privilege of “learning at their feet” so to speak; by simply taking their classes in your home town.. “
We have more endorsements from other raw food leaders, but we think this will give you the idea.
What Students Say About Our Classes.
We have hundreds of testimonials from satisfied students, and in our teaching career, we receive excellent evaluations with many saying that they got much more than they expected and was an excellent value compared to other courses available. We will share a few of these with you.
“Can't tell you how much your class has given me the confidence and insight needed to do well with the raw food lifestyle. I did not use to do much of anything in the kitchen - now my wife can't believe the transformation. I'm in there preparing the recipes and experimenting. She has now joined in and is actually doing most of the work. The cooking class is crucial to staying with the
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I would encourage everyone to make it to the Graff's classes. They are excellent teachers and the most wonderful and sincere people - not to mention excellent chefs!! AND if you are looking for a fun filled class - I highly recommend checking them out. I promise you won't regret it. They have shaped and changed my life so greatly and I will be forever grateful because, honestly my raw food prep before taking their class was known to make people cry it was so bad. Now people beg for it thanks to my excellent teachers.
We would love to talk with you about hosting one of our classes in your hometown. If you are interested, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will contact you to schedule your event. We look forward to seeing you.
Peace and love,
Jackie & Gideon Graff
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Graff Academy of Health Science
Since 2000, the Graff Academy of Health Science, 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
A native of Israel, brings 40 years in food and hospitality management to the Graff Academy as well as 16 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.
Katharine Clark, RN, CHC, CSAC-R, Director of Education at Graff Academy, brings 30 years of expertise in wellness and education. She trains people to regain and maintain their health though simple, affordable, natural methods of evidence-based self-care. Rather than focusing on what people eat, she teaches them how their body works, so they can make better decisions about caring for themselves, including diet and lifestyle. She also provides instruction on how to prepare a plant-based, uncooked culinary diet.
She graduated from the nursing program at Indiana University and is a 2013 graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2013). She is certified in massage and hydrotherapy at the Florida School of Massage. A former Hippocrates Health Institute certified health educator, Katharine served a director of Education at the Institute from 2009 to 2011.
In addition, she was director of the Home Self-Sufficiency Center at Miami-Dade Community College, and developed the Wellness Program for The Farm at San Benito, Lipa, Philippines. For the last 30 years, she has owned and served as executive director for Healthworks Enterprises, Inc. a nutrition-based wellness company.
Katharine holds certifications in iridology, reflexology, colon hydrotherapy, rebirthing and alchemical hypnotherapy. She is currently applying for North Carolina Licensure from the Board of Nursing, which will allow her to be licensed as a registered nurse in 37 states and 17 countries around the world. She has studied Qigong for more than two decades and is certified in Wuji Qigong by Master Wan Sujian at the Beijing-based Traditional Medical Exchange Institute.
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.