Healthy Cooking

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 between 10am – 3pm AMSSA had 4 of Vancouver’s local chefs cook healthy and delicious dishes which are easy to re-create in the comfort of your own home! You can watch the videos here:

2014 Diversity Health Fair Chefs

Cooking Demonstration #1 – Family Style, Asian Cooking for You & the Kids

Watch live from 10:15-11:00am
Dietician Thi Bui, Fraser Health
Watch Thi Bui here

Thi Bui is a new graduate of Food, Nutrition, and Health (Major in Dietetics) with the University of British Columbia and completed her Dietetic Internship with Fraser Health Authority. She is a Registered Dietitian with the College of Dieitians of British Columbia and member of Dietitians of Canada. She believes that the key to health is knowing how to cook and eating healthy does not have to be a chore. Learning how to cook your own meals can translate into eating healthy and can be the foundation to a healthy lifestyle that prevents chronic disease and promotes overall health and well-being . She is excited to share her culture, knowledge and cooking experience. Join her in creating easy, affordable, healthy recipes that you and your kids can enjoy. Bring the taste of Asia to your kitchen and learn how to make simple and nutritious Vietnamese salad rolls and sushi.

Cooking Demonstration #2 – Delicious Family Foods
PhotoForBioWatch live from 11:30am-12:15pm
Chef Gerry Kasten, Vancouver Coastal Health
Watch Gerry Kasten here

Gerry Kasten loves food! He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking and both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Human Nutrition. He has worked as a public health dietitian in BC for the past 23 years, and is also a Sessional Instructor at UBC. He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.

Cooking Demonstration #3 – Take a Bite Out of BC

Watch live from 12:45-1:30pm
Chef Trevor Randle, Agriculture In The Classroom
Watch Trevor Randle here

Chef Randle was born and raised in the Lower Mainland. He completed his red seal chef training in 1998 through Vancouver Community College and worked in a number of fine dining restaurants and large catering companies. Since 2005, he has been a Chef Instructor in local high schools, most recently teaching at Maple Ridge Secondary School running the culinary arts program for over 150 students each year. One of his greatest passions is using BC agriculture in creative ways that excite cooks and food fanatics alike. He has been very fortunate to become one of the chefs at the Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation so he can continue his love of local cooking with some of the greatest products BC has to offer. He looks forward to sharing his Take a Bite Out of BC with the guests of this year’s Diversity Health Fair. Join Trevor as he demonstrates homemade chicken soup with pear and brie paninis.

Cooking Demonstration #4 – A Taste of India
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Chef Siddhartha Choudhary, Siddartha’s Indian Kitchen
Watch Siddhartha Choudhary here

Siddhartha’s Kitchen is a place where you can satisfy your palate with food cooked by lots of love and passion. They are committed to support local farmers and the community from where they obtain ingredients. By using local, fresh and seasonal produce the food not only becomes tasty but nutritious too. Come meet Chef Siddhartha and learn how he makes his famous Chai, Butter Chicken and rice palau.

Download a free copy of the 2014 Diversity Health Fair Recipe Book here