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Chef Rachel is “Your Missing Ingredient.”
Chef Rachel Albert-Matesz earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and communications from the University of Washington (Seattle). She has been a cooking instructor, consultant, healthy cooking coach, and food and health writer for 18 years.
A Master Chef!
In 1988 Rachel started and ran Rachel’s Natural Foods Cafe in Seattle, Washington. She has led more than 650 cooking classes in Ohio, Michigan, California, Washington, and Arizona, and is now also working with Joe Kasper as part of his Fire Your Diet coaching team!
Previous works include Gourmet Wholefoods, Cooking with Rachel, and The Nourishment for Life Cookbook. More than 200 of Rachel’s articles have appeared in national magazines, including Natural Home, Living Without, The Herb Companion, Herbs for Health, Yoga Journal, Let’s Live, Oxygen Women’s Fitness Magazine, Muscle & Fitness, Muscle & Fitness Hers, Conscious Choice, Well Being Journal, Veggie Life, Vegetarian Times, Vegetarian Journal, and Macrobiotics Today.
Chef Rachel developed 130 recipes for two books by best-selling author Barry Sears, including 90 recipes for Zone Meals in Seconds (Harper-Collins 2004). She is also a faculty member of the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, teaching in the nutrition department.