ChefDel_2013May_ProfilePlant-based chefs are no longer a novelty – there are lots of people who have learned to make fabulous vegan dishes – and many are so good that most people don’t notice that the food is prepared differently.

Del Sroufe’s passion for cooking began at eight years old and never faded. Sroufe opened Del’s Bread, a vegan bakery, before beginning a vegan meal delivery service in 2001, serving eclectic plant-based cuisine to Columbus, Ohio residents. In 2006, Sroufe joined Wellness Forum Foods as co-owner and chef. Sroufe also joined The Wellness Forum as a member where, after a lifetime of yo-yo dieting, he has lost over 200 pounds on a low fat, plant-based diet. He continues to teach cooking classes at local venues like Whole Foods, Community Recreation Centers, and The Wellness Forum. He speaks across the country to groups interested in hearing his story, and he is the author of three cookbooks, The China Study Quick and Easy Cookbook, Better Than Vegan and the bestseller, Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, and his newest one – The China Study Family Cookbook.

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