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!


Here is our Schedule from 2017.  As we add chefs and speakers for 2018 we’ll update the list.

If you’d like to cook or speak at VegFest Los Angeles in 2018 please click here to submit an application.

Schedule subject to change without notice.

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Genesis Butler

My Vegan Journey

Genesis Butler is a 10 year-old animal rights activist and ethical vegan who decided to stop eating animals on her own when she was 3. She went vegan a year later and got her whole family to go vegan too. Genesis has appeared in the documentary Vegan:Everyday Stories and recently gave a TEDx talk on veganism and the environment. Genesis enjoys cooking vegan meals for her family and will be teaching vegan cooking classes to children and families.MORE INFO!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Gianna Klein

My Vegan Journey

Gianna Klein is a 13 year old girl who cares about animals and contributes time standing up for their welfare. She became a vegetarian when she was 6 years old all by herself and has not stopped caring about animals  since.MORE INFO!

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


Learning Kitchen


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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Sandra Sellani

Get leaner, cleaner & greener!


Sandra Sellani, co-author of The 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook, graduated from Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy in Los Angeles.  She is especially passionate about helping people over age 40 to transition to a vegan lifestyle using the comfort foods of her Italian childhood and quick,  easy recipes using familiar foods.  Sandra has an MBA from Pepperdine University, Malibu, California and lives in Newport Beach, California.MORE INFO!

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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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