Chef Kamila: Kamila Garsztkowiak
Before I went vegan in 2014, I was working in tourism, luxury wedding planning and event management, and although I enjoyed them all, I wasn’t quite happy, and I was missing something. My life changed in May 2014 when Gabor, my Hungarian fiancé decided to go vegan, as well as gluten and sugar-free due to his health issues. We were vegetarian for a month, then switched to a vegan lifestyle overnight. We are both foodies, so we had to figure out a way to eat delicious, nutritious and versatile meals – this is when my journey as a vegan chef started. I got certified as a plant-based chef and my passion for a healthy way of living turned into a full-time job.
At first, I was shooting cooking videos for my YouTube channel, then I was working in one of the top vegan restaurants in Hungary when I realized that my real life purpose is to educate people about the beauty of a plant-based lifestyle. To fulfill this purpose, I opened my vegan home restaurant and cooking school in 2018. It is a delightful space where I can share my love for teaching, cooking and event planning. I got certified as the only Food for Life instructor in Central and Eastern Europe in July 2018 and I now offer a variety of classes and workshops, private events and personal health guidance. My main goal is to help people heal, prevent and even reverse chronic diseases, such as heart problems, cancer, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, and blood pressure, as well as help them reach their ideal weight by creating a healthier relationship with plant-based, whole foods, without counting calories.
More than a chef, Kamila is someone who has transformed her values and dreams into a profession. Through cooking, she teaches everyone, regardless of the level of their knowledge and food preferences, that it is possible to create tasty recipes with healthy products, breaking stereotypes that vegan foods are not rich, beautiful or delicious."
My clients: carnivores, omnivores and herbivores
Everybody’s welcome at my cooking school. My clients are mostly meat eaters who would like to eat healthier, vegetarians wanting to be vegan, busy parents who have little time but still wish to put healthy food on the table every day, and even children who are eager to learn about food and happy to tag along. We leave no man behind. 🙂
ROUXBE PLANT_BASED PRO certification recognized by the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation, 2015
Plant-Based Nutrition by T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies, 2018
Food For Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, 2018