Food and Wine Festival

Director of Food for Life was a featured chef at Bogota Food and Wine Festival


Director of Food for Life Global, Paul Rodney Turner was chosen as one of the special guest chefs at the Food & Wine festival in Bogota, Colombia (August 27-31). The festival is held all over the world and has been held in Bogota the last 4 years. Paul was one of 40 International chefs to participate in this prestigious culinary festival. He was the only Australian chef and one of only two chefs presenting a vegan dish over the 4 days.  On Saturday, the main day of the festival, over 200 of Bogota’s luminaries came out to have breakfast made by Crepes and Waffles founder, Beatriz Fernandez, Dr-Cow Pablo Castro and Paul Rodney Turner, the food yogi. — in Bogotá, Colombia. The event kicked off with Beatriz Fernandez welcoming the attendees and sharing her philosophy of preparing meals with love. She pointed to Paul Turner and told the audience how happy she was to have him and was looking forward to hearing about food yoga and the spiritual side of cooking. Beatriz then demonstrated one of her restaurant’s signature wraps. Pablo Castro “Dr Cow” followed her presentation with a demonstration on how to make a raw vegan granola and sesame milk. Then Paul and his fiancé Juliana Castañeda took the stage and while Juliana translated, Paul wowed the crowd with a raw vegan chocolate mousse and toasted granola, while explaining the essence of what Food Yoga is: connecting with food in such a way as to nourish our body, mind and soul. The audience was immensely pleased with his talk and many said it was the highlight of the event. Juliana and Paul then met with the attendees and presented their respective books, “Cooking with Jaggy” the first vegan cookbook in Colombia and “Food Yoga – Nourishing Body, Mind and Soul.” Video and photos of the event […]