This week Mariann interviews Chad Sarno, who tells us about co-founding Wicked Healthy Food, his philosophy of food, how the Wicked Healthy Cookbook puts things in simple terms for any chef of any level, their Wicked Kitchen partnership with Tesco Supermarkets in the United Kingdom, and their plant-based seafood company Good Catch.
Chef Chad Sarno is the co-founder of Wicked Healthy Food, a thriving, mission-driven online community that focuses on culinary education, consulting, innovation, training, and product development. Chad is also the co-founder, along with his brother Derek of the Wicked Kitchen product line in Tesco stores across the UK. In addition Chad is Co founder and VP of Culinary for the plant-based seafood company, Good Catch Foods which has received multiple Nexty Awards for New Innovative Product in the plant-based alternatives category, and the Best in Show for New Vegan Product from Veg News. He was the VP of Plant-Based Education at Rouxbe Online Culinary School, the Global R&D Chef for Whole Foods Market, and he has spent his career launching restaurants with a plant-based mission all over the world.
Together with his brother Derek, Chad published The Wicked Healthy Cookbook, co-authored the Whole Foods Cookbook with CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, and has co-authored many others, including the New York Times Best selling book Crazy, Sexy Kitchen with Kris Carr. He has been a guest on dozens of morning shows and food-focused programs on national and international television and radio
Chad’s mission is to inspire you to cook and eat more plants, and to make measurable differences in the health and lives of humans and animals globally.
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Episode 516: Chad Sarno on Wicked Healthy Food