"Julia was an amazing chef on our summer retreat! She focused on making tasty, healthy, plant-based meals. It was great to experience a variety of her homemade dishes. She incorporated veggies in neat ways. I especially liked her spiral-zucchini-noodle that was gluten-free. I felt great after each meal because they were actually good for me!! Julia used quality ingredients, worked efficiently, shared her knowledge, and aimed to make us happy. It’s apparent that Julia is passionate about healthy cooking, the love is in every bite."
-Danelle Yerkey, 2017 Retreat Attendee Read More
"With Julia as the chef at my FD experience, I thought there was the possibility that I could actually go vegan and not feel like I was missing out on all my favorite flavors and cuisines. Not only is she an alchemist in the kitchen, she is a delightful person who is more than willing to share her trade secrets. I made one of her (totally vegan) recipes for a big family party and everyone was clamoring for the recipe. I suffer from some allergies that are common ingredients in food and always felt safe in her kitchen. I recently went on a trip with another foundation that supports young adults with cancer - getting an opportunity to try new things in nature - and had to constantly remind the chef of my allergies."
-Jenni, 2017 Colorado Retreat Attendee Read More
“First off, you changed my perception on clean eating and the fact that it could also be delicious!!! Secondly, I’ve never been so regular in my damn life. Hahaha TMI but so true. Thirdly, growing up I’ve had a lot of food anxiety, especially when going out to eat. I had a lot of stress induced GI issues that caused so many issues (I’ll spare the details). I just never felt good. I’ve finally found my own healthy routine with foods I prepare myself in my home. I was nervous I wasn’t going to feel well the entire trip with new foods I hadn’t eaten before, but you made everything so healthy and simple! So, I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with my relationship with food!”
-H.C., 2017 Retreat Attendee Read More