Ann Gentry is a visionary, pioneer, food educator, and restaurateur who continues to raise the standard of vegan cuisine. For two decades her restaurants, Real Food Daily remain the premiere gourmet organic vegan eatery in Southern California, CA.
Bon Appétit magazine declared "Ann Gentry, the creator of Real Food Daily has taken two different California trends -- vegetarian foods, and the organic seasonal cooking popularized by Alice Waters of Chez Panisse -- and come up with a cuisine that is as interesting and delicious as it is healthful." With two locations, in Santa Monica and West Hollywood, California, Real Food Daily has “developed a loyal following”, from the someday to the everyday vegetarian, celebrities, trendsetting young eaters with sophisticated palates to the mature diner seeking gourmet health supportive cuisine.
Ann is the author of Vegan Family Meals, real food for everyone and The Real Food Daily Cookbook.
Ann can be seen on The Dish Network and Verizon Fios on the Veria channel hosting her own cooking show, Naturally Delicious.
Ann has also appeared on a multitude of television shows, including NBC’s Today Show, The Talk on CBS, Planet Green/Supper Club on The Discovery Channel and on the Food Network in several of their shows, most notably on Bobby Flay’s Food Nation.
Ann is the executive chef to Vegetarian Times magazine where she contributes recipes and articles about healthy eating and lifestyle and her recipes have been published in The Los Angeles Times, Veg News, Junior: The World's Finest Parenting Magazine as well as other national magazines and food industry trade publications.
Because her creations are absolute originals, Ann Gentry has been instrumental in raising the profile of vegan cooking. Ann has appeared as a guest chef at the Canyon Ranch in Arizona, Pritikin Longevity Center, Robert Mondavi Wine Center, Natural Foods Expo and annually at the Environmental Media Awards in California. She has also taught at the annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society, toured Texas teaching at Central Market and inspired 350 graduate students at the World Arts & Cultures program at UCLA. Ann has also completed a teaching turn on the “Taste of Health” cruise of the Southeastern Caribbean on a premier Italian luxury liner.
Ann blogs about everything green: from her culinary travels, to her life as a restaurateur and mom, and she shares her invention of new recipes @ www.realfood.com.