Chef Beee of Essentially Chef Beee is an Essential Oil Wellness Coach & RAW + Plant-Based Chef, mother of two boys that reside in Atlanta, GA. The mission of Essentially Chef Beee is to promote wellness through the use of plant-based foods and essential oils while educating individuals and communities how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices that find difficulty making these changes on their own. Chef Beee studied raw food preparation at the Living Foods Institute in Atlanta and gained her certification as a Integrative Nutrition Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. During her training, she was exposed to many dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world's top health and wellness experts. She holds a PhD in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia, Masters in Applied Mathematics and MBA in Finance from Clark Atlanta University and Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from Spelman College.
Chef Beee strives to help people transition to a plant-based diet by showing individuals how easy it is to prepare healthy meals by offering food preparation and demonstration classes. Chef Beee is also very passionate about sharing with others the benefits of using essential oils in order to achieve balance in the body and mind. She strives to introduce others to drugless and natural solutions to regain their health in order to experience true wellness using essential oils and plant-based foods. Chef Beee hosts a weekly Facebook LIVE plant-based cooking show, Stirrin' It Up with Chef Beee and Friends. To connect with Chef Beee, check her out of Instagram: @iamchefbeee, Twitter: @iamchefbeee, YouTube or Facebook: @iamessentiallybeee
Jamila Norman is an internationally recognized urban farmer, food activist and mother based in Atlanta, GA. She is a University of Georgia graduate with a degree in Environmental Engineering, After 10 years in her professional career, Jamila has now committed fully to operating her independent, organic urban farm, Patchwork City Farms, which she founded 2010. In 2014 she served as a US delegate to Slow Food’s Terra Madre Salone del Gusto, an international event dedicated to food and gastronomy, in Turin, Italy. She and her farm have been featured in various publications including Modern Farmer Magazine, SeedStock.com, The Library of Congress and Southern Foodways Alliance oral history project, and Farm Star Living to name a few.
Passionate about promoting healthy lifestyle choices, Jamila is a practicing yogini and longtime vegetarian. Her love of globally inspired cuisine has deep roots. The oldest of 6 children, she gained experience cooking from a young age from her Jamaican and Trinidadian parents. Her training continued as a mother and is now being honed as she works to inspire people to incorporate the abundant harvest of amazing and beautiful produce grown at her farm and available to them.