An introduction to raw food
This is a two hour presentation of the raw food lifestyle that includes an introduction, topics of interest, questions and answers, raw food demonstration and a meal with a Tex Mex theme: Tomato Salsa and Nacho Flax Chips, Sunflower and Walnut Taco, South of the Border Cole Slaw, Spicy Marinated Greens, and a Strawberry Cobbler.
Come and learn from Jackie and Gideon Graff.
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, is an instructor for Hallelujah Acres® Culinary Academy, and 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 17 theme raw food recipe books, and has produced two instructional raw food DVDs. Jackie also contributed articles to several national and local magazines.
In spring 2008, Ms. Graff was appointed to lead wellness programs for Anidawehi Plantation Wellness Center and is Program Director for the Detoxification and Juice Fasting Program, in Dahlonega, Georgia. 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 and Anidawehi Plantation Detoxification and Juice Fasting Program. 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.
What Raw Food Leaders say about Jackie & Gideon’s classes:
”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
When & Where
80 Westwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15211