Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Fort Bragg, California. Cherie has trained many of the top raw food chefs today, which is why people often refer to her as the mother of raw gourmet cuisine.
In 1990, after teaching vegetarian cuisine for nearly twenty years, Cherie studied with Dr. Ann Wigmore and learned the principles of using whole, live foods to aid in healing and rejuvenation. Inspired and motivated, she went on to develop gourmet raw culinary arts by combining the two contrasting worlds of gourmet vegetarian cuisine and raw vegan simplicity that is known today internationally as gourmet raw vegan cuisine. She immediately began sharing this exciting new art with students from around the world.
Cherie says, "I experience great joy connecting personally with students and helping them to become the best that they can be--not only as raw food chefs, but as radiant, inspiring teachers. The key is to accept people where they are on their path and to help fuel the light that shines within them!"