Learning Kitchen


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New This Year!  The Learning Kitchen is our food and cooking demo destination!  Check back for updates as we’re planning our chefs and schedule now!


Schedule subject to change without notice.

12:00 PM to 12:50 PM

Dr. Neal Barnard



Neal Barnard, M.D., F.A.C.C., is an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, D.C., president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, and founder of Barnard Medical Center.
Dr. Barnard is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the 2016 recipient of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine’s Trailblazer Award, and has led numerous research studies investigating the effects of diet on diabetes, body weight, and chronic pain, including a groundbreaking study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes, funded by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Barnard has authored more than 70 scientific publications as well as 18 books, including the New York Times best-sellers Power Foods for the Brain, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart, and the USA Today best-seller Dr. Barnard’s Program for Reversing Diabetes.
As president of the Physicians Committee, Dr. Barnard leads programs advocating for preventive medicine, good nutrition, and higher ethical standards in research. He hosts four PBS television programs on nutrition and health and is frequently called on by news programs to discuss issues related to nutrition and research.
Originally from Fargo, N.D., Dr. Barnard received his medical degree at the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency at the same institution. He practiced at St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York before returning to Washington to found the Physicians Committee.

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1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

High Carb Hannah

Vegspiration Tent


Hannah has lost over 70 pounds following a whole foods plant based diet and has shared that entire journey here on her YouTube channel. Her main focus is helping people achieve their best health through both mind and body. She has a focus on eating whole foods, mainly potatoes, rice, beans, and other starches in their least processed state. Hannah makes recipe videos, what she eats videos, and talks about the many other aspects of living a healthy life including positive thoughts, self love, the law of attraction, healthy relationships, motivating yourself, living minimally and doing the best for not only our selves but the environment, animals and people on this planet as well.MORE INFO!

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3:00 PM to 3:45 PM

Mommy Tang

Vegan Mukbang

Mommy Tang is the vegan Mukbang queen of Youtube!  A “mukbang” is a show where the host eats food & interacts with their audience.  This year at VegFest Mommy Tang will be doing a live Mukbang in our Learning Kitchen.MORE INFO!

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4:00 PM to 4:45 PM


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Yovana Mendoza, better known across the internet as Rawvana, is one of the leading voices (in both English and Spanish) championing the low-fat raw vegan diet known as 80/10/10.


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5:00 PM to 5:45 PM

Vegan Black Metal Chef

Bringing consciousness to your life


Brian Manowitz, aka “The Vegan Black Metal Chef” hosts a cooking show that explores a variety of easy Asian, Indian, North American, South American, Italian, Middle Eastern, kosher and other global vegan meals. Packed with humor, music, and visual effects… This is the most fun way to learn vegan vegetarian cooking ever.MORE INFO!

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