Beverly Lynn Bennett is an experienced vegan chef and baker, writer, and animal advocate who is passionate about showing the world how easy, delicious, and healthy it is to live and eat as a vegan. A certified food-service operations manager, she earned her culinary arts degree in 1988 from the University of Akron, Ohio, and in the following years worked in and managed vegan and vegetarian restaurants and natural food stores.
Vegan since the early 1990s, Beverly is the author of Anti-Inflammatory Foods and Recipes, Vegan Bites: Recipes for Singles, CHIA: Using the Ancient Superfood, KALE: The Nutritional Powerhouse, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Slow Cooking. She is also the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Cooking, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Gluten-Free Vegan Cooking.
Her work has appeared in many national and international print publications, on public television and DVD, and all over the web. She has hosted a website (VeganChef.com) since 1999 and has been a regular columnist for VegNews magazine since 2002. Beverly currently lives and works in Eugene, Oregon, where her love of organic, healthy, and vibrant foods fuels a passion for developing innovative vegan recipes. When she isn’t hard at work in the kitchen, she can often be found frequenting farmers’ markets and educating others on issues relating to veganism and health through cooking demos and speaking engagements.