Jennifer Sweenie, Executive Chef & Owner
Jennifer Sweenie is a certified Natural Foods Chef from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts. For as long as she can remember, Jennifer has been interested in food and nutrition. It wasn't until her mother was diagnosed with cancer that she began to research the notion of food as preventative medicine. A college student and novice cook at the time, she picked up a copy of Healthy Cooking for Dummies and spent her summer break creating immune system supportive meals for her mother.
After graduating with a B.S. in business from Tulane University, Jennifer worked in the corporate world of television market research in NYC and Dallas. It was during a 6-month stay in Sydney, Australia that she quickly picked up on the correlation between the abundance of produce and healthy food available and the general overall well-being and positive attitude of Australians. Her strong passion for food, health and wellness was undeniable and it led her to the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts. After graduating in 2009, Jennifer completed her apprenticeship at Three Stone Hearth in Berkeley, CA and interned at the world renowned Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen in New York. Jennifer developed and launched the vegetarian lunch program for the LinkedIn offices in NYC and designed the menu and served as Head Chef of the pop-up restaurant Coffee Bruins in NoMad. Her recipes have appeared on The Today Show and MindBodyGreen.
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Taylor Sandella, Assistant
Taylor Sandella is a native New Yorker with a passion for the environment and the health and well-being of children. She dreams of one day combining her love of writing and right-brain activities, with altruism and social justice. Taylor is detail-oriented and strives for positivity in every condition.
Currently a rising Junior at New York University, Taylor is pursuing a B.A. degree in Psychology. She holds employment positions at NYU's Student Health Center as well as at LiveWell NYU as Chair of Creative Content Development. In what little free time she has between classes and work, Taylor enjoys amateur photography, fishing, and comedic relief.
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