I often say that my cooking videos are “accidentally educational”; my hope is that entertainment will draw the audience in, but they’ll walk away having learned something new. So, when TREEHOUSE founder Christian Mongendre described his food as “accidentally vegetarian”, I felt I may have found a kindred spirit.
TREEHOUSE’s food is first and foremost, tasty – it just happens to be vegetarian. It also happens to be good for your body… and happens to be good for the earth. Christian is a classically trained chef with a solid background in high-end French restaurants, yet he concluded that a career in fine dining wasn’t the fullest way to express his love of food and more deeply, its power to change people. Personally, I’m happy he had this realization, because every delicious bite of my lunch at TREEHOUSE was seasoned with finesse, thoughtfulness, and creativity.
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