Cherie Soria is founder and director of Living Light Culinary Institute, and has been teaching gourmet raw vegan cuisine since 1998, and vegetarian culinary arts for more than 40 years. She is the author of several books, including the classic Angel Foods: Healthy Recipes for Heavenly Bodies, and The Raw Food Revolution Diet: Feast, Lose Weight, Gain Energy, Feel Younger (co-authored with Brenda Davis, RD and Vesanto Melina, MS, RD.)
Students have come to study at Living Light Culinary Institute from more than 50 countries and six continents around the world, and Cherie has earned the respectful title of "Mother of Gourmet Raw Vegan Cuisine." She is a beautiful role model for her students, who admire her business skills and appreciate her gentle feminine energy and compassionate nature. Living Light Culinary Institute is renowned for its professional curriculum, experienced staff, supportive atmosphere, and the remarkable success stories of its graduates. Cherie's goal has always been to spread the benefits of gourmet raw vegan cuisine around the globe by training teachers and chefs to inspire others.
Cherie and her husband Dan Ladermann are animal lovers, and have two adopted dogs, Winky and Rudi. She also has three black belts in karate, and loves to practice her skills! Dan and Cherie own three other businesses on the Mendocino coast of northern California, Living Light Marketplace, Living Light Café, and Living Light Inn.