Joni Sare, cooking instructor

About Joni

March 2021 to present

Executive chef

40 Years of Zen

A neurofeedback program
for high performers

Joni Sare

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MARCH 2021 - PRESENT

Executive chef
40 Years of Zen

a 5-day neurofeedback program for high performers
As executive chef for this private neurofeedback program, I have full creativity for menus within the guidelines of the Bulletproof Diet.

This paleo/keto diet is designed to support the best brain function for the clients while they are doing the week-long program.

Each week, a new group of clients arrive and all dietary needs are easily accommodated.

Cooking instructor and caterer:

2005-present. I offer my skills as a cooking instructor and caterer to help people who want to cook good food at home. With this in mind, I share my skills through my cookbook, blog posts, newsletters, social media and cooking videos.

My Nutrition journey begins:

In 2005, I attended the esteemed Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. I completed the Nutrition Educator program in 2006. Then become an employee as the Teacher's Assistant for the same program the following year.

My formal cooking education:

Late 2007, I completed the Natural Chef program at Bauman College and was the Teacher's Assistant for the same program the following semester. Understanding the science of cooking as well as creating recipes were not only fun but highly therapeutic. It offered a trusted sense of control, both physically and emotionally.

Highlights of my culinary career include:

• Award “Best Personal Chef in Silicon Valley” - SanFranMag, 2016 • Personal chef for Jed and Danielle York the owners of the 49ers.
• Co-author, designed eCookbook “Upgraded Chef" with Dave Asprey.

In addition, what shines for me is when I seeing my students bright-eyed with their new-found kitchen skills.

A yoga instructor taught me this motto:

"Replace effort with skill."


"Replace effort with skill." This motto shows up in all aspects of my life, and especially when I am in the kitchen. In the same fashion, I want to share skills in order to for you to reduce effort and increase your comfort in the kitchen. With this in mind, we will go beyond using recipes and instead create our own as we are cooking.

When I am not cooking:

I also have a passion for playing the piano and following the advance-ments in astronomy. And, I'm always on the lookout for heart-shaped rocks. However, honoring my cooking passion has been foundational to my health and wellbeing journey.

Other career highlights:
• Executive Director, "Health Medicine Forum" an educational health foundation.
• Executive Director, the Good News Credit Union at the Contra Costa Times Newspaper.
• Award-winning graphics at the same newspaper.
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more about me and my approach

video clips from a May 2020 interview

My passion

Covid prepared

Online classes

Corporate groups

Kitchen setup

decision making

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