Award-winning executive vegan chef with Chef Doug McNish

Watch Season 2 Episode 26 with Chef Doug McNish

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As we eagerly welcome Chef Doug McNish to our Podcaset, we are honored to host an award-winning executive vegan chef who has revolutionized the vegan culinary landscape. With an impressive career spanning nearly two decades, Chef Doug’s journey into veganism began after being exposed to the realities of animal cruelty. Inspired by a deep compassion for animals and a commitment to sustainability, he fully embraced a plant-based lifestyle and underwent a personal transformation, losing 100 pounds.

Chef Doug’s culinary expertise extends across various culinary settings, from working in a steakhouse that challenged his vegan values to immerse himself in the vibrant vegan food scene of New York City. His unwavering dedication to plant-based cooking led him to explore raw food and publish two acclaimed cookbooks. Beyond his restaurant ventures, Chef Doug has become a sought-after consultant, assisting establishments in developing exceptional vegan menus and ensuring high-quality plant-based options that cater to the growing demand for vegan cuisine.

Discussion Highlights:

  • Chef Doug’s journey into veganism and its transformative impact on his life and career.
  • The evolution of vegan cuisine over the past two decades, driven by the rising demand for plant-based alternatives.
  • The challenges and opportunities in developing and promoting high-quality vegan menus in various culinary settings.
  • The importance of variety in vegan menus to cater to different preferences and offer appealing and nourishing options.

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