Jill Higgens Edwards

Ellen Jaffe Jones

Local athlete and author Ellen Jaffe Jones has taught vegan cooking classes in the Anna Maria Island and Bradenton area for years. Her recent books include Eat Vegan on $4 a day, Paleo Vegan, and Kitchen Divided.

Tess Challis


Tess Challis is an author, vegan chef, wellness coach, and speaker. She frequently organizes vegan events in the the Sarasota area.

Her books include  Radiant Health, Inner Wealth, The Two-Week Wellness Solution; Radiance 4 Life, and Get Waisted: 100 Addictively Delicious Plant-Based Entrees (co-authored by Dr. Mary Wendt)

Bentoriffic – Plant Based Bento Lunches

Local author and chef Sarah Lauerman Felder teaches and writes about cooking healthy vegan meals for the family at Bentoriffic.com.

The Food Pharmacy

Taking classes from Evelisse at the Food Pharmacy is a great way to improve your health and learn to cook amazing plant based meals. Your organizer never tried kale before a four part class, and our cooking has been better ever since.