Mark Reinfeld was just selected to be the Head Chef of the North American Vegetarian Society’s 38th Annual Vegetarian Summerfest. This 5-day event is held on a beautiful campus set on a picturesque mountaintop wildlife preserve in Pennsylvania with 40 acres of hiking trails. The fun starts on June 27th and is a truly life changing experience. Connect with other like minded folks while experiencing world-class vegan cuisine, interactive events and informative seminars with speakers including Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Dr. Will Tuttle, Julieanna Hever and many more. To register and for more information, please visit here. We look forward to seeing you there!
Vegetarian Summerfest Head Chef: Mark Reinfeld
Award winning chef, entrepreneur and co-author of The 30-Minute Vegan, The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw and Vegan Fusion World Cuisine.
Mark is the winner of Vegan.com’s 2011 Recipe of the Year Award and has more than 20 years of experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. He specializes in vegan and raw food recipe development and offers vegan cuisine workshops, trainings and retreats internationally. Mark is described by VegCooking.com as being “poised on the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking.” He is the co-author of four books and the founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, winner of a prestigious I’lima Award for “Best Restaurant on Kaua’i.” Mark holds a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition and is the recipient of a Platinum Carrot award given to America’s top “innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs.”
Mark received his initial culinary training from his grandfather, Benjamin Bimstein, a renowned chef and ice carver in New York City. He developed his love for world culture and cuisine during travel journeys through Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South and Central America. His first cookbook, Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, coauthored with Bo Rinaldi and featuring a foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall, has won several national awards, including a Gourmand Award for “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA.” For more information, please visit www.veganfusion.com