Cherie Soria

Raw food revolutionary, Cherie Soria, is the founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and has been teaching gourmet raw vegan cuisine to individuals, chefs, and instructors for more than 17 years and vegetarian culinary arts for 40 years.

Cherie is the author of several books, including Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and Raw Food Diet Revolution: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger!

Cherie began her love affair with food at the age of 12, when she won her first cooking contest, and she went on to become one of the world’s leading gourmet vegetarian chefs. Cherie is highly regarded in both the international vegetarian and raw foods communities.

In 1992, after studying with Dr. Ann Wigmore in Puerto Rico, Cherie learned the principles of using whole live foods to aid in healing and rejuvenation. She recognized the need to make these simple foods nurturing to both the soul and the body, so she began creating a gourmet cuisine that would rival the most delicious traditional cooked foods. Since then, Cherie has personally trained many of the world’s top raw food chefs and instructors and is often referred to as the “Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine.”

At the age of 60, Cherie was awarded her third black belt in the art of karate, one of her many interests. She is as trim as she was in high school, and is a beautiful example of the health benefits of a raw vegan diet.