MiMi McGee has enough acronyms following her name to qualify her for Iron Chef but this self-described culinary alchemist finds flavorful inspiration in her passions for healthful cuisine. What began as a discovery in the culinary arts at prestigious Johnson & Wales has come full-circle for MiMi, whose creative culinary talents take a decidedly plant-based, whole food approach to (delicious) eating. “I want to bring the benefits of healthy eating to the forefront through deliciousness and taste,” says MiMi.
In 2010, MiMi’s commitment to health and (delicious) nutrition was recognized nationally when she became one of a handful of chefs to be selected by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine to become a Food for Life Cooking Instructor. MiMi then went on to become a L.E.A.N. Health Coach through the Dr. Sears Wellness Institute.
Dually certified in Plant-based nutrition and Weight Management Leadership, her classical culinary training imparts unique flavor and tastiness to healthful cooking. “I challenge the thinking that healthy cooking can’t be delicious,” says MiMi, who publishes and shares recipes, cooking tips and life insights on her blog, LeafyCafe.com. MiMi is also a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and the Chef’s Move to Schools and Women Chefs and Restaurateurs organizations and runs her own Leafy Café Cooking School when not visiting local Farmer’s Markets for the freshest, seasonal ingredients.