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Nettie Cronish — Guest Speaker

Nettie Cronish is a natural and organic foods chef, culinary instructor and cookbook writer.

She is the author of three vegetarian cookbooks: Nettie’s Vegetarian Kitchen, New Vegetarian Basics and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Being Vegetarian in Canada.

Her most recent book, Everyday Flexitarian: Recipes for Vegetarians & Meat Lovers Alike, is a delectable guide for unwavering meat lovers and committed vegetarians alike.

For the past 23 years, Nettie has been the resident cooking instructor at The Big Carrot Natural Foods store in Toronto, Canada. For the vegetarian and flexitarian curious, she also gives classes at Great Cooks on Eight, Nella Cucina, President’s Choice Cooking School (Loblaw’s) and the LCBO. She has taught at George Brown College, Calphalon Culinary Centre and Dish Cooking School.

Nettie develops and test recipes for companies and has written articles that have appeared in Chatelaine Magazine, Canadian Living, Food & Drink, Homemakers, Natural Health, Alive Magazine, The Globe & Mail and Toronto Star.

Nettie’s cooking philosophy is that “delicious is a pre-requisite for healthy”. As a busy mother of three, she has extensive experience getting dinner on the table in under 30 minutes.

Nettie Cronish is the Chair of the Women’s Culinary Network, and a board member at Taste Canada and Fairtrade Canada.