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Dear Academy of Culinary Nutrition community, Culinary Nutrition Experts, Instructors and long time supporters,

Though I outline everything in the above video, I am putting my thoughts down here, as well.

Many of you know my story. I got into health and nutrition after my own health crisis that culminated in an auto-immune diagnosis in 2006. After taking an honest look at my options, I made the very scary and difficult choice at the age of 27 to take control and responsibility for my health.  It meant doing the heavy lifting to change diet habits, lifestyle habits and even thought habits. The result– I got well. I healed. I have remained in remission without the need for medical intervention since that time.

I felt extremely alone through that process and ultimately, that is what inspired me to start teaching community based cooking classes in 2008 after graduating from nutrition school. I didn’t want anyone to ever feel that way.

I wanted to build community of like-minded folks who were excited about their full life potential if they could go out in the world in optimal health. I started teaching cooking classes in my little Toronto loft and met some of the most inspiring people from my local Parkdale community and across the Greater Toronto Area.

In 2014 I launched the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, the online evolution of what I had been offering in person. Since that time I am proud of having had nearly 3,000 super humans from 70+ countries join me for the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

I have run this program online ten times and each year is more incredible than the last.

It is for this reason that what I share here is bittersweet:

I have made the nearly impossible decision to make this year, the 11th run of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program, my final year.

This is not the end of the road for the Academy of Culinary Nutrition or the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program (and your course access will continue as per our terms and conditions- so not worry).

This is however the end of the road with me at the helm of it all, as the school’s director,  and the lead instructor of the Culinary Nutrition Expert Program.

This program remains relevant, life changing, and deeply impactful.

It is me that is in need of change and I can’t do it all to the standard that I aim to maintain.

The future remains wide open with ideas and possibilities. I am intentionally keeping it open. The world and the needs of what we offer here is evolving at a dramatic pace. My goal has always been to be the leader in what we do and as a result, we have always dared to do things differently. This moment in time is no exception.

That is why we have reached as many people as we have and had the impact we have had- an impact I couldn’t have imagined when it was just six people around my little kitchen table in downtown Toronto.

What we do here was never about me or my ego. I didn’t want or need the biggest school, the widest reach, or the most students. I wanted those that were ready to do the work and prepared to go out in the world and make change.

The people who have come through our virtual doors, given their all and continue to be active members of this community are the most inspiring, kind and uplifting people I’ve ever met anywhere. To be part of this community is the absolute greatest and most unexpected part of what has been built here.

I am incredibly proud of what I have achieved in that regard, as well as the team we have here.

I cannot say with certainty that my work here is done. I don’t believe it ever will be.

As I explore new avenues for my work, new directions of learning and teaching I want to go, how I want to live day-to-day there remain many unknowns in my life: a scary but also exciting place to be.

For those of you who have already registered for the 2022 program, let’s do this.

I can’t wait to get started with you in what’s sure to be, the best year yet.

For those of you who have been on the fence, this is your time.

This is the last chance to learn with me in the intimate setting in which we run this program.

For those of you who are brand new to the community, this is your time.

You found us just in time.

Take the leap. This is it and you belong here.

To my beloved alumni community of Culinary Nutrition Experts, you are doing it!

My goal was to have a community of people around the world teaching and sharing these critical skills and this life transforming knowledge and you are doing it. You are making it happen and together we will continue to spiral up to full human potential.

With love, gratitude and great health,


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