Joanne Gerrard Young
is a Master Raw Food chef, holistic nutritionist, health educator, and studying-to-be functional medicine practitioner. From her home base in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, where she lives with her husband and two sons, Joanne is an international leader in the organic and non-GMO food movements, with a passion for sharing her knowledge on the healing and energizing power of whole organic foods to nourish our collective, conscious evolution.
With 20+ years' experience in culinary arts and holistic nutrition, Joanne has worked closely with naturopathic doctors, herbalists, alternative healers, Chinese medicine practitioners and internationally renowned chefs and teachers. Supporting the global shift toward a more compassionate planet by integrating living foods into her highly plant-based repertoire of tantalizing recipes, Joanne's retreats, classes, chef services, cleanses and consultations help people achieve optimal health and positive living through clean eating and preparing delicious organic and local foods.
Highly sought-after by vacationing celebrities, CEOs, supermodels, actors and superstar athletes as testimony to her experience and delectable creativity in the kitchen, Joanne is the personal plant-based chef to Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady in Costa Rica, and has worked with Mel Gibson, Bruce Springsteen and models Julia Stegner, Diana Moldovan and Dree Hemingway. She has been featured on talk shows, hired for workshops by companies like Lululemon, invited to speak at international culinary conferences, and her recipes have been featured in Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vogue, Business Insider, and Entertainment Tonight.