New Vegetarian Cuisine Cook Book

$1,270 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 10 people in 61 months
Vegetarian Italian Sausage Roll

The American Natural Foods, a 501c3 Non Profit  is seeking funds to complete the process of self-publishing its definitive cookbook for professional chefs, culinary students and passionate cooks who want  to professionally and personally learn a new style of plant based vegetarian cuisine.     

International Culinary Olympic Vegan Gold Medal Winning Chef Ron Pickarski wrote the 400+ page book with a focus classical French and modern American cuisine.  The book includes extensive material on vegetarian ingredients, cooking techniques, and recipes centered on plant proteins, classical sauces and elegant desserts.  A brief historical overview of the cuisine and nutrition are also covered. 

The book is two years in the making and will soon be ready to go to press.  The $19,500 is needed to complete the process  which includes copy editing, proof reading, design/construction of the book, indexing, pictures, and first printing.  

Revenues generated from sale of the self-published cook book will be used to self fund the ANF's mission to  educate culinary professionals.    Upon reading this book everyone will have a basic understanding of vegetarian cuisine and foundation to begin cooking it.
Italian Sausage Roll with Roasted Vegetables

"The Professional Vegetarian Chef" is a synopsis and modification of the Certified Vegetarian Cook (CVC) curriculum, commissioned by WACS (World Association of Chefs Societies) for professional chefs to appeal to everyday cooks who face the same challenges of time to cook, food cost and integrating healthy vegetarian cuisine into their daily diet or keeping the vegetarian in the family happy.

This wonderfully informative book will help chefs better understand the diverse consumer of vegetarian cuisine, protein nutrition, unique vegetarian protein ingredients, how to control food cost, cook the ingredients, entrée and pastry recipes, and how to integrate them into existing menus.

Chef Ron Pickarski led the American Natural Foods team to the first Gold Medal in the history of The International Culinary Olympics for a vegetarian dish, as well other notable competitions.

Ron is founder and president of Eco-Cuisine, a line of vegetable based food mixes for many appetizingly delicious meals and delectable desserts. He developed these critically acclaimed powder mixes and award winning recipes over a long distinguished career that began with the natural foods movement.

Cooking demonstations with Chef Ron will be available as a web based video series and be available to Professional Chefs, Students and Everyday Cooks who want to eat a healthy Vegetarian diet, without sacrificing taste.

The American Natural Foods is a 501c3 Non-Profit and was created originally to fund the American Natural Foods Culinary Olympic Team to win several Olympic Medals in Vegan Cuisine. Now it is focused on culinary education and creator of the Professional Vegetarian Chef for Everyday Cooks and CVC curriculum for professional chefs. All donations are tax deductible.

The Professional Vegetarian Cookbook by Chef Ron Pickarski will be published in late 2014. With the upsurge in vegetarian restaurants in the U.S., culinary schools are trying to address the demand for vegetarian cuisine through their schools curriculum, this book will do that. From the history of Vegetarainism as a diet, to the many benefits for the planet and your health.

Please help support this important effort to bring the most definitive Cookbook ever written about Vegetarianism to Professional Chefs and Culianry students everywhere.

With my deepest gratitude,

Chef Ron Pickarski

Chef Ron doing a demonstration.
+ Read More
I am in the process of working with copy editor and seeking funds to complete the book. Because this book is being self-published all of the cost are rest on the American Natural Foods, the 501c3 Non Profit which will use the book as an educational textbook for professional chefs and the revenue to self fund its vegetarian educational endeavors.
+ Read More
the book is going to print in December and need $15,000 to complete self publishing book and purchasing first production run. Your donations are tax deductible. The American Natural Foods is a 501c3 non profit. Consider donating - thank you
+ Read More
The book is gingerly moving forward. Recipe development is ongoing and the cook book is but the tip of the iceberg. This cookbook is the curriculum guide for the Certified Vegetarian Cook (CVC) that will be launched into 32 countries by WACS. The book is part of the curriculum and the funds sought are for both the book and its integration into the curriculum. That is why the funds request above average - because this is a textbook being held to a higher standard. Your donations are necessary so please consider a donation and pass this on to someone you think may consider donating.

Thank you - Ron

+ Read More
Frontier Natural Coop donated $500 to the book project. Thank you. The company sells natural flavor for bakery, spices and spice blends that I use in recipe development and they sell direct to the customers. The ANF needs additional financial support.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$1,270 of $19,500 goal

Raised by 10 people in 61 months
Created November 29, 2013
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Christopher Tirone
60 months ago

Contribution on behalf of Chris Tirone & Rich's Toppings & Icings Team

Rich & Lana Lathrop
60 months ago

Hi, Ron. We watched the video of your vegetarian meal preparation. It was great and it was good to "see and hear" you! Good luck!

Hank Tragash
60 months ago

Congratulations on this milestone. You are truly an expert in this field and we are all looking forward to the finished copy.

Frederic Arnal
61 months ago

I can't think of anyone more deserving of the title "The Professional Vegetarian Chef".

Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.