Atlanta, Ga. (June 6, 2013) – Chef Hans Rueffert, former The Next Food Network Star finalist and stomach cancer survivor, knows the importance of cooking for your immune system when battling cancer. That’s why he will team up with Shayna Komar, a registered and licensed dietitian with Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, to host a cooking demo on that very topic on Saturday, June 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Gibbs Gardens.
"Participants will come away from this demo feeling motivated to get in the kitchen and create delicious, yet healthy meals,” said Rueffert. “Of all the accolades I've collected in my long culinary career, hearing a patient say, ‘You've given me hope!’ is the greatest award I could ever hope to achieve."
Since all of his stomach and 95% of his esophagus was removed due to the cancer spreading, Rueffert makes it a point to eat the highest quality of food he can. He eats six small meals a day and has found renewed belief in the cliché, “You are what you eat.” Now cancer-free, Rueffert hosts cooking demos like this to teach other survivors how to fight cancer through a healthy diet with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.
WHO: Chef Hans Rueffert and Shayna Komar, dietitian at Cancer Wellness at Piedmont
WHAT: Power foods: Fueling your body for wellness. An interactive cooking demonstration on healthy cooking for your immune system with recipes to take home. There will also be a tasting, Q & A session and book signing.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Gibbs Gardens - Arbor Café tent in the Valley Gardens
1987 Gibbs Drive
Ball Ground, GA 30107
“Participants will learn why it is so important to eat from a rainbow of colorful foods,” said Komar. “The same food components we eat become what our minds and bodies use to function. There truly is immense power in food that many people don’t know about.”
The event is free to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers, thanks to a gift to the Piedmont Healthcare Foundation from Thomas F. Chapman and family. However, registration is required. To register, call 404-425-7944. For directions and more information on Gibbs Gardens, visit gibbsgardens.com.
As a not-for-profit entity, Piedmont relies on the generosity of others in order to offer many programs like this to the community. To learn more about other upcoming free cooking demos, services and programs offered through Cancer Wellness at Piedmont, visit piedmontcancer.org.