Below is the 2017 Festival LineUp. Our 2018 Chef LineUp coming soon!
Food Service Director, Down to Earth Organic & Natural
CHEF MAMA T GONSALVES
Chef MamaT has moved her Ital Kitchen to Umeke Market in downtown Honolulu and created a full plant-based menu serving breakfast and lunch on weekdays. She is passionate about teaching food as medicine and sharing about the connection between the land, water, food we eat and grow, and our health. Now the Executive Chef at Umeke Market, she has made it a priority to source local, organic produce. Some of the organic farms sourced from weekly from are Mohala Farms, Yogarden, Kahumana, and Keala farms from Kauai, the latter from which Umeke gets 100lbs of kalo for many dishes featured daily. Mama T is surrounded by a dynamic team at Umeke who all share the passion to serve healthy, delicious food to the community. She plans on starting cooking classes once a month to be held in the evenings at the restaurant. Stay tuned for a schedule of the upcoming classes.
Mention you saw her demo at VegFest and you will get 5% off your meal through the month of September.
Beluga Lentils Over Seasoned Quinoa
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Get More Beans In Your Life! Three Bean Salad
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William adopted a plant-based diet in 2006 and left a corporate job to blog about his vegan lifestyle as VeganDietGuy. Eventually, he decided to pursue culinary training to help others go vegan, too. William holds a certificate in Fundamentals of Raw Cuisine from Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy, and in Plant-Based Nutrition from T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell. He has trained and worked at culinary schools, retreat centers, and restaurants including: Vegan Fusion, Living Light Culinary Institute, Millennium Restaurant, Tree of Life Cafe, and Elizabeth’s Gone Raw. He now works as a personal chef providing cooking instruction, healthy pantry raids and grocery shopping, meal plans and event catering services.
Mention Oahu VegFest to receive a free 15-minute initial consultation.