Meet Cookbook Author : George Vutetakis on May 19th!

by Mary Papoulias-Platis

I first heard about George and what a wonderful author and chef  he was, from the Rancho Santa Fe Farmer’s Market director, the day I presented my quinoa demonstration.  Instantly I decided to check out his web-site, The Vegetarian Guy and see what he’s all about.  His blog is very informative, introducing the reader to new crops available at the farmers market, innovative and delicious recipes, along with beautiful  full-color food photography of places his visits. Enjoying his site daily, I decided to contact him for a meeting.

I gave him a call once I decided to place him on the calender of events for the cooking school at the Garden Club. We met and chatted a few hours on his presentation and I booked him for an evening, in fact May 19th to be exact!

Here, are a few reasons why you can’t miss his presentation and appetizer evening!


He tells beautiful stories about his past, and his family which he admires.

Here, in the kitchen is his mother and grandmother. Where else?

He attends and reports on local farmers markets weekly on his blog –

Here he’s shopping for his weekly vegi’s at the Farmers Market in Little Italy.

And here you will find him in the Detroit market where he frequently visits for his shopping needs.

He photographs his weekly farmers market vegetables for all of us to enjoy!
And you can read all about him here.

About Chef George

George Vutetakis learned “the language of food” as a young boy in his Greek grandmother’s kitchen. It was there that he was first exposed to the value of cultural traditions in cooking. His discoveries continued with travels to India, where he was taught philosophic and traditional food preparation methods. Today, using time-honored techniques as his guide, he weaves the Mediterranean and Indian flavors of his youth into many of his extraordinary dishes.

His reputation as a leader in the creation of delicious, healthy and innovative vegetarian cuisine using fresh, unadulterated ingredients flourished as chef and owner of the award winning Inn Season Cafe in Royal Oak, Michigan. After nearly two decades, Chef George sold the restaurant and began writing and teaching. He shares his vast food knowledge and delicious vegan recipes on his popular blog

He currently lives in San Diego and, as he has always done, has immersed himself in the community, working with the local organic farmers, whom he claims are the real heroes behind the creation of his world-class, sustainable, healthy and exceptional cuisine.

Please join us at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club for an inspiring presentation from George, appetizers from his book, and a book signing!

Register here

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