CA Vegetarian Food Festival
- Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram is a YouTube celebrity, raw vegan chef, and the author of The FullyRaw Diet. She is also the founder of the Rawfully Organic co-op and FullyRaw Juice.
- Jane Velez-Mitchell is well-known for her animal rights advocacy. Her reporting on animal cruelty earned Genesis Awards from the Humane Society. Born to a Puerto Rican mother and an Irish American father, she has worked as a co-anchor on Los Angeles-based television stations. Her books include Secrets Can Be Murder, iWant, Addict Nation, and Exposed.
- Julieanna Hever will be speaking on Simple Steps to Fill Your Plate with Delicious Food. She has authored four books, including the new Plant-Based Nutrition (Idiot's Guide). She is also the nutrition columnist for VegNew Magazine and co-hosts Home Sweat Home on Facebook.
- Chef AJ has made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,The Late Show with David Lettermanand more. A chef, culinary instructor and professional speaker, she is author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from a junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body.
Beyond the Plate: A Culinary Climate Action Discussion with Dr. Ietef Vita (aka DJ Cavem) and featured guests: Alkemia Earth (holistic lifestyle coach), Justin Bua (artist, author), Ron Finley (gangster gardener, Liz Sanchez (owner, Wild Living Foods) and Rich Torres (owner, Wild Living Foods). A short film, From Gangs to Gardens, will feature before the discussion.
A MUST-SEE performance from "Plant-Based Records!" Plant-Based Records patented technology turns fresh produce into live instruments by touch. Presented by Alkemia and DJ Cavem.
Festival-goers who want to get a little physical can head to the Mind Body Zone where they will be put through gentle paces by several facilitators, including "success coach" Tristan Gutner. There will also be several sessions of yoga, reiki, meditation, amongst other health and wellness activities.
For families with children, the festival will feature a Kumquat Kids Area with a variety of activities such as arts and crafts, storytelling, and even a bounce house!
2018 Festival Exhibitors
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