Saturday, July 28
2:20PM

​Chef Ron Pickarski 
​Title & Subject Matter of presentation:
​VEJJE:  Fast, Easy and Delicious Vegan Meals for Everyone 
           (Presentation will feature different meals each day.)

Award winning chef, Ron Pickarski, will demonstrate how the innovative new product, VEJJE, will change how you cook.  Whether you are cooking for long time vegans or the “meat lover” in your family, incorporating VEJJE’s heart healthy plant-based proteins into your meal will make everyone happy.  Chef Ron has teamed up with VEJJE founder Doug Meier to formulate a new generation of plant-based proteins for the home kitchen, including “ground beef,” “sausage” and “chicken.”  From burgers and Salisbury steak to chicken strips, VEJJE will revolutionize how you cook!  A vegan for over 40 years, Chef Ron has authored several acclaimed cookbooks, including “The Classical Vegetarian Cookbook for Professional Chefs and Inspired Cooks.”  His numerous awards include 7 medals (including gold) at the International Culinary Olympics in Europe – the first chef to do so using only plant-based ingredients! We welcome Chef Ron and VEJJE to VegFest. 
Be sure to visit the VEJJE booth to learn more and to purchase VEJJE products and Chef Ron’s cookbook. 
www.vejje.com     www.eco-cuisine.com 

Alan Roettinger
Title & Subject Matter of presentation:
TBD

Allan is a writer, food designer, blogger, and public speaker. He has served clients as a private chef in the United States, Europe, and Australia. Raised in Mexico City, he acquired a taste for exotic food early on and soon developed a passion for flavor and beauty that drives his diverse, creative culinary style. ​​
















Saturday, July 28
11:50AM
Sunday, July 29
10:30AM

Sarah Eastin
Title & Subject Matter of presentation:
Ditch the Dairy, Not the Deliciousness!

Sarah is a Vegan Chef, Lifestyle & Health Coach and Consultant who specializes in helping people feel their very best by coaching them to thrive on a healthy vegan / plant based lifestyle as well as create and enjoy tasty foods. In addition to her work with individuals, she helps brands and businesses that have a compassionate and sustainable mission grow, advocates for the equal treatment of all species and works to create a compassionate community. You can find her on her blog where she writes about all things good for the planet, people and animals: http://healgrowblossom.com/

Ditching dairy can be one of the biggest challenges people have when going vegan. Luckily, there is there is now an abundance of delicious vegan dairy products which will help you make the transition and allow you to lead your most healthy and compassionate life. Whether you are a new or seasoned vegan, in this talk, you'll learn how to easily prepare delicious vegan versions of traditional dairy-based foods as well as learn some new favorites! Come join us to see how you can easily make fun dishes including; yogurt parfaits, cheeseballs, dips, ice cream and other delicious non-dairy desserts!

Sunday, July 29
1:00PM

Saturday, July 28
4:50PM

​​JL Fields
Title & Subject Matter of presentation:
TBD

​JL Fields is the founder and culinary director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy. She is a Master Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator, Food for Life instructor, chef instructor in the culinary program at the University of New Mexico-Taos, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant offering wellness training, brand representation, and strategic planning services.

JL is the author of the revised and updated Vegan Pressure Cooking: More Than 100 Delicious Grain, Bean, and One-Pot Meals Using a Traditional or Electric Pressure Cooker or Instant Pot® (Fair Winds Press, January 2018), The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors (Vegan Heritage Press, June 2017), and Vegan Pressure Cooking: Delicious Beans, Grains, and One-Pot Meals in Minutes (Fair Winds Press, January 2015), co-author of The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You (Ben Bella, December 2017) and Vegan for Her: The Woman’s Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet (Da Capo Lifelong Books, July 2013) and co-creator of The 3-Month Real World Vegan Meal Plan. She produces and hosts the weekly radio program Easy Vegan and writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette. JL writes at JLgoesVegan.com. 

FOOD PRESENTERS

Sunday, July 29
3:30PM

Saturday, July 28
4:50PM