WHO IS 1PL8
Chef Rich is a former United States Marine and graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America. He is the author of the book revolutionizing the way Americans view food “Food is Our Greatest Medicine”. He is the founder of 1PL8 a culinary school that is inspiring, educating and leading the movement, that we can live healthier lives, through our food. He has cooked for professional athletes, business moguls and celebrity entertainers as well as served the former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama. He has done thousands of cooking demonstrations as well as headlined for 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. He was an award-winning chef instructor at Le Cordon Bleu, a premier culinary college, where he taught classes in all aspects culinary as well as baking and pastry. He is the corporate chef for Thermador, Bosch, and Gaggenau, and does cooking demonstrations throughout the east coast of the United States. Chef Rich has taught healthy cooking technique classes for major hospitals and organizations like Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital, Florida Hospital, UF Health Cancer Center, and Florida Diabetes Center. He has also developed a unique, fun, educational and engaging “Mise en Place Method”, a health and wellness program, for city governments, municipalities, corporations, small businesses, churches, colleges, universities, and small groups alike.
Chef Rich Philosophy
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. Our mission strengthens our commitment to you. 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.