Culinary Demonstration with Chef Leslie Durso
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MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2019, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, CENTER STAGE
In honor of Meatless Monday, this Southern California native, who has been plant-based since the age of eight, has been well ahead of the times.
Join Vegan Chef and Wellness Expert, Leslie Durso who will present one of her signature dishes from the Four Seasons.
Her dish consists of marinated, suveed, and grilled mushrooms thinly sliced served with chipotle aioli, avocado, and slaw in a warm tortilla.
Leslie is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Get ready to be WOW'd!
About Leslie Durso
A vegan chef and wellness expert, Leslie is the glowing face of a fresher plant-based movement that refuses to compromise style for sustainability. Walking the plant-based talk since age eight, this Southern California native has always been well ahead of the times with her meatless mindset. She works as a consulting chef for hotels, resorts, and restaurants around the world and is currently the vegan chef at the Four Seasons, Punta Mita, Mexico. Once simply known as Leslie the lab girl with Bill Nye the science guy, Leslie took her love of education and shifted from science to plant based food. After establishing herself as a private chef for the NYC and Hollywood elite, Leslie emerged as a public persona, hosting cooking segments on television and online. Determined to inspire beneficial life-long eating habits for everyone, her show Accidentally Vegan can be seen on FABFITFUNTV and she regularly appears on The Doctors, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, and written for VegNews, CNN.com, Redbook, Glamour, and more, evangelizing the benefits of a mindful lifestyle, delivered with her trademark blend of sunshiney sophistication and girl-next-door relatability. Maxim Magazine wrote: “We want to hire Leslie as our own personal chef! We’ll even eat vegetables for her.”
An established animal advocate and proud rescue dog mom, Leslie is a founding Next Generation Board Member of the Humane Society of the United States.