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Chef Rich is a former United States Marine and graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He is an author of the book “Food is our Greatest Medicine’, and speaker for health and wellness. He is also the host of “1PL8 Kitchen”, a 30-minute healthy cooking television show that airs on the TCT Network to over 100 million viewers from coast to coast.


He has also created the first Culinary Health and Wellness program. His comprehensive disease management program is designed to help people make behavioral changes with food that creates a happy healthy productive lifestyle.


He has been a personal chef for professional athletes, like NBA Allstar Grant Hill, business moguls and celebrity entertainers as well as served the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

Chef Rich has headlined live cooking shows in Scottsbluff Nebraska, Lets Cook Seattle, Lets Cook Orlando, and the Daytona Home Show. He has been a contributing writer for Healthy Living Magazine, as well as written for Orlando Family Magazine.


As an award-winning chef educator and expert in food and culinary techniques, he has educated and demonstrated healthy cooking classes for major hospitals and organizations, including Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Florida Hospital, UF Health Cancer Center, Florida Diabetes Center, and Municipalities like the City of Orlando.


Jesus spent a great deal of his ministry on this Earth healing the sick, helping those in need, and offering them a new and better life. Our hope is that through our service, His healing touch will be felt by all who come to us. Because of our faith in Jesus Christ, we believe that all people are of infinite value, and focus on serving the whole person–Mind, Body, and Spirit.

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