Clean Eating Academy: Change Your Relationship with Food

From the Show: CLEAN Food Network
Summary: When you make the decision to start eating clean, you must start to think about what you put into your body and be more mindful of the choices you make.
Air Date: 8/22/16
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: Change Your Relationship with Food
Clean eating is not a diet; it's a way of eating.

When you make the conscious decision to start eating in this way, you must start to think about what you put into your body and be more mindful of the choices you make. 

Chef James Smith has over 25 years of of culinary, academic and leadership experience in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts industry and is the creator of the Clean Eating Academy.

The Academy's mission is to change your relationship with food in the way you shop, cook and eat; eschewing processed, packaged convenience foods laden with artificial additives in favor of real, whole foods that are as close to the source of production as possible, so you can live a better, longer life.

Listen is as Chef James joins host Lisa Davis to explain the basis of the Academy, as well as specifics of the seven-course program.