The Natural Gourmet Institute

The Chair of Slow Food NYC Named CEO of the Natural Gourmet Institute, Anthony Fassio Takes the helm of the Nation’s Top Health-Supportive Culinary School. They are located on 21st Street in NYC

The Natural Gourmet Institute.

Founded in 1977 by Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., the Natural Gourmet Institute (NGI) is the leader in teaching health-supportive cooking as well as elucidating the relationship between food and health.  NGI believes that what we eat significantly affects our physical, mental and spiritual well being.

National Gourmet Institute operates three programs.

The Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts Chef’s Training Program was created in 1987 in response to the demand for culinary professionals skilled in the art of preparing beautiful, delicious health-supportive cuisine.  This comprehensive mostly-vegetarian program — the only one of its kind in the world — prepares students for careers in health spas, restaurants, bakeries, private cooking, catering, teaching, consulting, food writing and a variety of entrepreneurial pursuits.

The Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health offers excellent learning opportunities to the general public.   Whether a novice or an experienced cook, new to natural foods or expanding one’s cooking repertoire, the Institute has a class designed especially for one’s particular interests.   Through a combination of cooking classes and lectures, NGI teaches health-supportive preparation as well as an ever-expanding array of approaches to nutrition.  These include models from Western nutrition, Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, raw foods, fermentation, medicinal cooking, and more.

The Natural Gourmet Institute’s Friday Night Dinner Program has become a culinary magnet for savvy New Yorkers and visitors alike.  Guest can savor a delicious and unique experience when Chef Instructors and students of NGI’s Chef’s Training Program pour their expertise and enthusiasm into a three-course vegetarian dinner that is both innovative and beautifully presented.

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