Matt Samuelson

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:56 AM by Kari Bernardi

To Whom It May Concern
I have know Kari Bernardi since March of 2001.  Being a professional chef and instructor in the field of raw, organic and whole foods for over 11 years, I have met many people in this field.  Kari and I have worked together on many events and projects from catered fine dining events, catering retreats, organizing and presenting classes.
In my experience, Kari is one of the finest examples of a raw/organic chef, teacher and consultant.
Kari is highly effective at connecting with people to share new ideas and concepts.  She also prepares delicious food in whatever style she is presenting.
Kari is by far one of my favorite people to work with on any project whenever I have the opportunity.
I highly recommend Kari for any project or event that involves raw, organic, real food. 
Matt Samuelson

Kirsten Gum Gourmet Raw Food Chef

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:54 AM by Kari Bernardi

"Raw Food Chef and Educator Kari Bernardi is an angel
sent from above. Her culinary skills are excellent, her
teaching style is informative and nurturing and her energy is
contagious. I don't know what I would have done without her
constant love and support while learning all about raw foods.
Kari has one of the finest palates that I know and is a master
at leading your taste buds through a one of a kind culinary
journey. She's organized, timely, knowledgeable, creative
and pays attention to even the finest details.  I would highly
recommend Kari Bernardi for any of your upcoming events.
She will amaze you with her fresh gorgeous creations and
exceptional service!!!"

- Kirsten Gum, Gourmet Raw Food Chef & Educator, TV
Host, Owner of Experienceraw.com

Kirsten Gum
Gourmet Raw Food Chef
Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructor
Travel Channel Host, "Treasure Hunter"
Gumco Inc. Media Consulting

Kristin Suratt

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:50 AM by Kari Bernardi

I worked with Kari Bernardi and Living Light Culinary Institute for years, and found her
to be not only a talented chef, but an exceptional teacher with the patience, skill, humor
and compassion necessary to help our students feel the confidence and support they
needed to blossom. She was a real asset to our company, and I know that she will
bring her culinary talent and teaching skills to many people in the world. She is also
very community oriented and is great at motivating groups of people to do good work
together. She’s a beautiful person, and is a delight to work with.

Kristin Suratt
PR Director
Living Light Culinary Institute
Fort Bragg, California

Sandy Cowell

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:49 AM by Kari Bernardi

I've had the pleasure of being a student in several of Kari's classes in the
past few years.  She is a dynamic presenter, lots of fun to observe, and
I've always appreciated the high standards she sets for herself and for
her students.  She is a total professional - her classes are meticulously
planned - and because she's not worrying about details, she can focus on
her students.  Kari's relaxed, humorous personality and teaching style set
her apart from any other teacher I've experienced, and her flair for food is
without equal.
Sandy Cowell

Shauna Langfield

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:48 AM by Kari Bernardi

What I love about Kari is she's honest, authentic, respects her students,
has fantastic knowledge, approchable energy, and is a fantastic teacher.
Kari guided me to trust my palate and cultivate more taste awareness. I
always remember her asking me about this one soup and if I would serve it
and how I thought the taste was.
She was guiding me with questions and this showed me, in a very gentle
and tangible way, to be more confident in my palate and myself as a
person. I remember this lesson to 
this very day. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, love of food
and energy with the world :)
Shauna Langfield

Jennifer, a Student of Kari's

posted Jan 16, 2012, 10:47 AM by Kari Bernardi

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