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North Florida VegFest 2017 United States
March 18, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5Free
Tallahassee Vegetarian Community is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual North Florida VegFest at Cascades Park.
North Florida VegFest will feature nationally recognised speakers and authors, vegan cooking demonstrations, eco and animal-friendly vendors, eco-friendly kids activities and healthy and sustainable foods.
FREE admission! Everyone welcome. Cascades Park is dog-friendly, so leashed dogs are welcome.
North Florida VegFest seeks to promote the benefits of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate lifestyle. We anticipate over 5,000 attendees at our 3rd annual event!
Ellen Jaffe Jones
Ellen Jaffe Jones (vegcoach.com) is an inspiring motivational speaker, personal trainer, running coach, author, and instructor of healthy cooking classes.
As a former investigative reporter and anchor for 18 years in major market TV news, Ellen won 2 Emmys and the National Press Club award. She wrote her first book, Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, after seeing too many news stories saying eating healthfully was impossible on a budget.
Ellen, an accomplished endurance and sprint runner, has won 104 5K+ Age Group awards since 2006. She placed 7th in US National Senior Games, W60-64 1500 Meters in 2013, and 1st in Florida’s W60-64, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1500 meters races in 2014. In 2014 Ellen was also named PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan over 50.”
She combined all of her skill sets with her latest release, Vegan Fitness for Mortals. Recognising that fitness and diet are two sides of the same coin, Ellen developed routines for a variety of activities along with dietary recommendations that augment fitness—a winning combination designed to help anyone achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Jill Welch (thekitchengoddess.com) is a natural foods educator and chef with over 20 years’ experience in helping people improve their diet and lifestyle, lose weight and stabilise their moods by adopting a natural foods way of life. She helps people change their diet through leading cleanse classes, wellness coaching, and teaching cooking classes. She is also a private chef.
Dr Sharon Ames-Dennard
Chef Sharon (new.nefetaris.com), affectionately known as “The Psych Chef” serves up food for the mind and body at Nefetari’s Fine Cuisine & Spirits where she is the Executive Chef. She hails from the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She has travelled extensively and considers herself a foodie connoisseur.
She learned her culinary skills the old-fashioned way, at the feet of her parents, aunts and uncles. When she’s not cooking or concocting recipes, she wears her other hat as a licensed clinical psychologist serving the Tallahassee community. She is married to Dana Dennard and has 4 adult children.
Kia Damon (sweetpeacafetallahassee.com) is a cook at Sweet Pea Cafe and an Intern at Ripe City Urban Farm. Her passion is Farm to Table cooking, cycling and her cat JJ. She wants to make a career of the culinary arts and make sustainable cooking and organic food more accessible to everyone.