Friday, May 17, 2013

Lunch and Learn -Healthy Eating and Living| A presentation from The Vegetarian Gourmet

May Program

Healthy Eating and Living| A presentation from The Vegetarian Gourmet

This lunch and learn session will discuss new trends in Healthy Eating and Living for 2013. The session will also discuss recent developments in food policy and nutrition. 

Topics covered will include other meditations on healthy eating and living including:

·         Why eating well is one of life’s great pleasures, and it’s vital to our health and well-being

·         Benefits of eating more plant based foods

·         Convenience foods may help create easy, quick meals but they don’t meet people’s nutritional needs

·         How to improve your eating habits and enjoy what you eat inventions,


Margaret Riesen

Owner – The Vegetarian Gourmet

Chef Margaret Riesen has successfully catered hundreds of all-vegetarian and vegan events, ranging from simple, back-yard parties to large weddings and celebrations of all kinds, whether at an elegant indoor or a casual outdoor setting. She also speaks five languages, enjoys Hiking, swimming, and flamenco dance. Chef Riesen has taught culinary arts through Santa Barbara’s Community College since 1997 and is a published writer – she wrote a food column in Malibu Monthly Magazine.


Come for a great FREE and educational discussion!

When:           THURSDay, May 23rd, 2013 | 12-1:15 PM
Where:            The Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Board Room,
475 14th Street, Oakland, California, 94612.
About LUNCH & LEARN Seminars: This event is part of the Chamber’s Economic Development program. If you would like to attend as a guest of the Chamber, or produce future ‘Lunch and Learn’ programs, contact:
Eleanor Hollander, AICP | OMCC Economic Development Director at (510) 874-4800 x320 or email:






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