Clean Eating Academy with Chef James Smith

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: Are you ready for Clean Eating Academy?
Air Date: 6/13/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: James Smith, Chef
James-Smith croppedIn November of 2014, Chef James Smith was appointed as the first-ever Chair of Culinary Programs and Operations for Centennial College.

James adds over 26 years of culinary, academic and leadership experience to this team.

James joins us most recently from Georgian College where he was the Associate Dean of Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation. James' primary passion has always been the Culinary Arts having worked in leadership positions at several Toronto landmark restaurants including Scaramouche, Truffles at the Four Seasons, Boba and Senator Restaurants. James also brings a wealth of experience in Food Media having worked on Food Network productions such as Cook Like a Chef, Christine Cushing Live, Martin Yan's Chinatowns Series as well as working with Canadian Living Magazine.

James began his academic teaching career at the Calphalon Culinary Centre before he transitioned into a full-time position at George Brown College as the inaugural Research and Development Chef at the Centre for Hospitality & Culinary Arts. James went on to teach in Continuing Education and Apprenticeship before he was hired as a full-time faculty member to teach Culinary courses in the Bachelor of Applied Business in Hospitality Operations degree. Once established as an exceptional professor, James moved on to develop and launch an innovative program combining Culinary Management and Nutrition where he fostered many partnerships, participated in many applied research projects and created an active program advisory committee.

James' personal education journey includes obtaining a Culinary Management Diploma as well as his Red Seal Certification before he completed his MBA in Hospitality and Tourism from the University of Guelph.
Clean Eating Academy with Chef James Smith
When chef James Smith was growing up in Australia, his family cooked mostly with whole foods. 

He's carried that practice into his culinary career, now looking at clean eating from a sustainability point of view, as well as for overall health and longevity.

James suggests eating with the seasons. He's finding that individuals are reconnecting to farmers and farming regions, cooking more at home, and making mealtime a family affair. 

In November of 2014, James was appointed as the first-ever Chair of Culinary Programs and Operations for Centennial College.

He also heads up a nutrition-based culinary program, which focuses on more than just making great tasting food. The program teaches the skill of cooking and the philosophy of clean eating. It's available as an online course, so James and his team can connect with anyone at anytime and anywhere in the world.

Listen in to learn more about this revolutionary program and how you can get involved.

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