Chef Teton’s Services & Credentials
Susan Teton Campbell offers an integrated opportunity to experience the Golden Elixir in life by inspiring an integrated relationship with our bodies, minds and souls along with the beat and body of the Earth. Nourishing the whole of who we are, I believe, is the path to vibrant longevity. It is my philosophy that food become a central sacred focal point in ones life. Particularly when people are striving for expansion and growth, their receptivity it is enhanced if all their senses are awakened with the divinity of the Earth – beautiful organic whole foods.
Essential Cuisine, A Journey From Seed to Soul is the culinary practice I created from years of experience and inspiration. It is designed to awaken and dazzle the senses beyond the word “diet” by providing people with foods the body loves and the palate craves. The dining experience will leave you feeling nourished on many levels.
This is your opportunity to experience pleasure instead of deprivation, feel complete instead of full, and satisfied instead of wanting. A lifestyle that embraces a deep and respectful relationship with all life on Earth offers simplicity, ease, vitality and fulfillment. Although much of my work is focused on food, there is much more that goes into the recipe for a long, healthy and happy life. Although there is a focus on food in my work, there are also other lifestyle practices that challenged me and ultimately brought me to a place of blissful living. I am including them on my Blog.
Please join me and together we may become even more blissful……or at least more blissful more often. My dietary practice is called Essential Cuisine. This is what EC is about: Essential Cuisine combines the best of raw, cooked and cultured foods. It is a dietary Practice created to fit the lifestyle of those who want to get the most nourishment possible by ‘Making Every Bite Count’. The inspiration is derived from luscious flavors and textures, highly functional super foods, alkaline foods, probiotic rich foods, artisan oils and a healthy combination of organic whole foods from the Earth.
Why Raw, Cooked and Cultured/Fermented? Many people striving for the optimal healthy diet move to Raw Food Cuisine. This is a great way to begin to cleanse and nourish oneself, but it is not always sustainable for various individual reasons. Some foods are actually healthier when cooked and we can often eat more legumes, alkaline grains, and vegetables when they are cooked. All my recipes are vegetarian.
Essential Cuisine also includes Probiotic rich foods such as raw cultured vegetables (also known as fermented-think Sauerkraut), Kefir and other naturally fermented foods. This is a dietary practice of the Centenarians, those living to be 100 years of age in perfect health. As you acquaint yourself with this culinary treasure you will discover the best of all worlds and adopt the perfect balance for you.
Instructor Laguna Beach Culinary Arts-(all cooking methods – Team Building In The Kitchen)
Certified Raw Food Chef
Body Ecology Diet
WSET Wine Certification
Chair: Slow Food Maui
Spiritual/Personal Growth/Team Building
Certification for The Work of Byron Katie
The Art of Council: Ojai Foundations, CA
Certified Ropes Course Facilitator
With a specialization in Longevity Nutrition & Culinary methods I offer my expertise in the following areas:
Lecturer: Nutrition/Culinary Arts/Personal Growth/Longevity
Classes: Nutrition and Culinary Education
Executive Chef for Retreats: specializing in retreats with spiritual, yoga and self growth content and local green cuisine.
Produce Cooking Shows
Food Stylist specializing in local green cuisine
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I love, love, love the DVD’s, they have so much information and everything is done so tasteful (literally). What a great series to help any health conscience individual get the most out of the best foods possible and taste so amazing. I would have to say that I have so much connected with this type of eating. You make everything so scrumptious! You truly have a gift. This is a way I can really eat and feel wonderful. I am about 80 to 90% raw but I needed something more and you have provided the perfect balance. I love the videos LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, them they are so detailed and I am one who needs that. Thank you, Thank you for paying attention to those of us who are a visual type of people
About Chef Teton
Susan Teton Campbell, an evangelist for great food, began her career when she went to work with John Robbins, author of Diet for a New America and Healthy at 100. While working with notable health professionals and environmental authors, she co-authored the Healthy School Lunch Action Guide with endorsements from the USDA, California State Child and Nutrition Department, and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. With an award winning curriculum Ms. Campbell toured the country, inspiring students to choose healthier foods and school to serve them. Convinced that food is a significant factor in rising epidemic of youth-related health issues, Ms. Campbell continues her educational work with a new multimedia project titled Essential Cuisine, a culinary system combining great taste and smart food.
The History of Essential Cuisine
“When I learned about raw living foods, my world changed. People said my signs of aging had reversed. I was in love with my new cuisine, and I was inspired to learn more. My dietary regime expanded into more cooked food, cultured foods, and foods full of high functionality.
Over the years I made it my personal and professional quest to discover all I could about the growing industry of organic and natural foods. While lecturing in schools around the country I combed every health food store for the best products available. I attended natural product trade shows for over a decade and visited milling facilities and organic gardens. I also experimented with my own body and health challenges, as some dietary regimes are not for everyone. I began to enjoy the best of all worlds and create a cuisine for the twenty first century – a regime that worked for me in today’s busy world.
I took my knowledge into the kitchen and began to whip up quickie meals that would nourish me for the demanding schedule I was keeping. People started noticing my food and I started getting requests for a cookbook! I thought my methods were way too simple to warrant a book, but over time I realized people were starving for some of the knowledge I had to share.
I went on to create menu plans for food service professionals, private resorts and such entities like the Radisson Hotel. I was inspired to share nutritional education along with culinary training. One hardly works without the other, and the two together provide the understanding and tools to make lasting changes.
Whether someone wanted to lose weight, beautify their skin, improve joint health or enhance digestion, they achieved results with my recipes. I went on to teach home chef classes at Laguna Culinary Arts in California, and offer private consulting. With raving responses for the information, taste and quality of the food, I was finally convinced to share my techniques. Essential Cuisine was birthed as a DVD Series, so people could learn by watching.
It is my sincerest desire to help people eat better. There is so much joy in feeling healthy and food is one of the most powerful resources we have for healing mentally, physically and emotionally.”