Navigating a Plant-Based Diet

Cooking Workshop

Researchers have shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse some of our leading causes of death, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. Plus, plant-based intervention groups often report greater diet satisfaction, increased energy, better sleep, and mental health improvement. Are you or your patients ready to shift away from animal products? Learn several meat-free recipes that don’t compromise flavor, and gain the confidence to walk your patients through the process as well.

All cooking workshops will be team-taught by a culinary and health professional, offering you the best advice from each world.


Presenters

Reza Setayesh

Reza Setayesh

Reza Setayesh is the chef and owner of the restaurants Baba Nahm and BimBeriBon in Asheville.


John Fleer

John Fleer

John Fleer is owner and chef of Rhubarb in Asheville.


Fred Stichel

Fred Stichel

Fred Stichel is the Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Educator at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) Family Health Center in Asheville, NC.


Brian Asbill

Brian Asbill

Brian Asbill, M.D., is a cardiologist at Asheville Cardiology Associates and Medical Director of Preventative Cardiology for Mission Health CHIP (Complete Health Improvement Program), an intensive therapeutic lifestyle change program offered through Lifestyle Medicine Institute for the prevention, management, and reversal of vascular disease. He serves on the Board of Directors for ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project).