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A Healthy Eating and Living Philosophy: Clean Plate Culinary founder Natasha Bernardez brings back the family table.

Jun 30, 2012 02:22PM

A Vegan Food Sampling with Natasha Bernard

Clean Plate Culinary Holistic Health and Culinary Services has launched a new campaign to rebuild a lost ritual: the family table. The organization is partnering with several health professionals and community members in an effort to get families eating healthier together this summer.       

“We’re holding a family friendly outing called Let’s Taste Westchester’s Best Together this summer,” says founder Natasha Bernardez. “We’ll explore several farms, vineyards and some of the best eating that Southern Westchester has to offer based on integrity and wholesome foods.” Clean Plate Culinary will also lead several cooking demos at area farmer’s markets and offer a course in September at Westchester Community College called “Traditional Foods For Better Health.” Other fall classes and events will be listed in late July at       

“Our vision is to teach people to not only make good food choices, but also to connect the dots and develop delicious, fun eating habits with the whole family,” says Bernardez. “Giving people the right tools and resources will guarantee true success in changing the way America eats.”  

Bernardez has worked with several schools, corporations and individuals, offering hands-on cooking classes and interactive lectures in an effort to impact the wider community. “Our goal is to remain culturally and socio-economically sensitive while building our programs, as no two individuals or communities are alike,” she says.

To learn more about classes and programs at Clean Plate Culinary, Inc. Holistic Health and Culinary Services, visit or call 347.644.8306.