Between these two wonderful individuals there are over two decades of travel experience and over 70 countries visited! They founded The Cookbook Project to help people connect with food – by participating in workshops, becoming trained as local leaders, or experiencing cultural exchange, we can all become closer to our food and the role that food plays in our own health, the local economy, and our global environment.
Alissa is a Food Education Scholar, Professional Chef, and Certified Health and Wellness Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University, and the London School of Economics. She has worked in environmental policy and planning, and most recently in the food justice movement to empower consumers to become creators. Sustainable consumption and healthy food preparation is at the center of her life personally and professionally. She is especially passionate about bringing employment opportunities to underserved communities through food-based entrepreneurship.
Adam is an Educator both in and out of the classroom. He is a graduate of Tulane University and University of Westminster and a Certified Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. From the age of 15, he has devoted his time and energy to youth education. Since then he has led 7 International Travel Programs for high school students to Mexico, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, and Ecuador with both Windsor Mountain International and Global Routes. He has taught for Outward Bound and also worked with some of the most at-risk youth in the Boston Public Schools for 4 years. He passionately believes in health and nutrition as a means to support at-risk youth both domestically and abroad. While he truly enjoys the classroom, he thrives on developing and implementing leadership and community development-oriented programs for his students.