What we're about

Hi, I'm Chef AJ. I am a professional chef, speaker and and bestselling author and have been vegan for 42 years. I eliminated my pre-cancerous polyps and reversed my obesity with an unprocessed, plant exclusive diet.

I would like to have monthly vegan potlucks, and once I find a location, continue teaching my vegan cooking classes here in the Coachella Valley like I did in Los Angeles for the past 20 years. I would also like to organize hikes, healthy living events and perhaps even healthy vegan weight loss workshops if there is interest.

This is a group for people who are either vegan or who would just like to learn more about the benefits of a plant-based diet. While all the food will be 100% vegan, this group will be a no judgement zone as everyone is on a different point in their journey.

I hope to see you at an event. Let's meet up and eat up!!!

I'm Chef AJ and I make healthy taste delicious!!!

Upcoming events (3)


Cathedral City Library

How would you like to learn how to make a healthy yet decadent date sweetened dessert just in time for Thanksgiving that's super easy to make? It was one of the best selling desserts at Sante where I worked as a vegan pastry chef for 5 years. I will be doing the demo right after we have lunch and of course you will get to sample!!! As always, please bring a 100% VEGAN dish (no honey either please ) that will serve AT LEAST 12 ADULTS to share. Because it's Thanksgiving week perhaps bring a festive or holiday themed dish? I am bringing my famous date sweetened cranberry relish. How about you? Many people have true allergies or health restrictions so please make sure to BRING AN INGREDIENT LIST for your offering. Please understand that Cathedral City Library does not allow any alcoholic beverages to be brought on the premises. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Everyone is welcome, this is a no judgement zone, just be sure that your dish is 100% VEGAN AND LABELED. Thanks!!!! P.S. You are welcome to arrive early to help set up the tables and chairs and stay late to help clean up but we won’t start eating until 1:30pm. Thank you!!! <3


UC Riverside-Palm Desert

In the speakers room will be doing a cooking demo at 2:00pm followed by a lecture by Dr. Columbus Batiste, head of cardiology and Kaiser Riverside. For more information please go here: https://www.desertvegfest.com/ Tickets are only $3.000 and you can get them here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/desert-vegfest-tickets-68579821091



In this lively FREE presentations I will reveal to you how eating a WHOLE food plant exclusive diet is not only the fountain of youth, but will help you prevent and reverse all of the common diseases of lifestyle, and will help you easily shed any unwanted pounds. Once you learn the SECRETS to Ultimate Weight Loss, you truly can eat more, weigh less and get healthy!

Past events (9)

Cooking with Flavored Vinegars

Olive A’Sudden

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